1 Gordon Brown offers to buy half your home. What's the problem?
a New housing boom will push up prices even more
b You'll have to buy the rest of it eventually
c It's a Barrett shoebox on the Thames estuary
d Would you want to share a house with Gordon Brown?
2 Sense of humour becomes scientific fact: how, exactly?
a Woody Allen donates brain to science
b Einstein papers reveal Relativity was a gag
c Israeli biologists identify irony centres in the brain
d Study reveals laugh count in The Producers defies physics.
3 People you've never heard of sit around talking rubbish. No one is watching. It must be:
a Cannes premiere of the new Godard movie
b Celebrity Love Island
c Conservative Party leadership election
d Ministerial meeting at the DfES
4 UK stitched up in international voting scandal! Where?
a G8 Summit
b United Nations
c European Union
d Eurovision Song Contest
Answers under the crossword
ANSWERS 1a, 2c, 3b, 4d