The Leaning Conference Centre of Luftetari is famous in Albania. People come from miles around to stand next to it, take photographs of each other next to it and visit the Leaning Conference Centre Visitors’ Centre, Museum & Cafe. They come from miles around in Albania anyway. It’s not world famous. The Leaning Tower of Pisa cornered the market in leaning edifices centuries ago and has always had more romance about it somehow.
The main task of North Korea's junior minister for re-information is to refute everything ever said by French intellectuals. One year he did a special on Jean-Paul Sartre and began with Sartre's assertion that "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do".
As it was a drowsy Friday afternoon, the junior minister simply made a quick call and renamed his local football team 4.25 Sports Club.
Badge of the week ~ Jalgpalliklubi Sillamae Kalev, Estonia
The crest iconography here centres on two performing bears, specifically, Bodo and Mr Polyokoff, the music hall act of two Estonians dressed as bears that rose to national fame in the 1930s. A typical performance would start with the compere introducing the pair, before running off stage as the two "bears" came on, shouting: "I have no news, I have no news!" (The joke here was that the two "bears" were ravenous for current affairs and would kill for a newspaper.)