Coogan nearly blinded... by grass

WTF: Weekly Trivia Fle

  • Steve Coogan was almost blinded while filming Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian. He said: ‘During filming one day, I was running along - I play a toy soldier - scampering past these giant blades of plastic grass. But, being really old, I got out of breath, so I stopped. And as I bent over to catch my breath, one of these blades of grass went right in my eye. It was horrific - it pushed my eyelid over the top of my eyeball and down over the other side. I bruised my ruddy eyeball - actually, I nearly blinded myself. I stopped and put my hand over my eye - I thought I'd have blood gushing out - I couldn't see anything. My head went numb. I had a black eye for the whole of the rest of the film. They had to cover it up with make-up every day.’

  • Matt Lucas's fans send him pornography. He sent out a message this week saying: 'If anyone wants to send me money I'd be more than happy, or gift vouchers, but no more pornography please.'

  • How short of famous sons does a town have to be to try to claim a cartoon character as one of your own? Glasgow and Aberdeen are locked in dispute over where Simpsons character Groundskeeper Willie is from. In one episode, the character describes himself as ‘the ugliest man in Glasgow’, but he is also shown supporting Aberdeen FC in another episode….

  • Richard Herring is trying to get his favourite filling at Edinburgh baked potato shop Tempting Tattie - mango chutney with cheese – to be renamed the Herring in his honour. He and Andrew Collins took 100 members of their podcast audience to the eaterie this week.

  • Miserable news on so many fronts. A PR company has determined that more Britons would like to share a packet of biscuits with Peter Kay than Barack Obama.

  • YouTube clip of the week. Don't know what the deal is with the cat, but this is one nice heckle:

  • Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee John Bishop has donated the wheels from his recently-dead dog to a disabled labrador called Daisy.

SOURCES: Mail on Sunday The Sun, Daily Record, The Scotsman, Guardian, YouTube, Northern Echo

Published: 28 Aug 2009

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