Cup of tea

Most favour milk last. PICTURE: Joanna Kosinska/Unsplash

It has divided communities, workplaces and families across the world for years - should the milk go in first or last when making a cup of tea? A new YouGov poll in the UK may have settled the matter once and for all, showing that 79 per cent of people are in favour of adding the milk last. But the results also showed a generational split - while 96 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 agreed with putting the milk in last, the figure dropped to just 68 per cent of those aged 65 and older. The poll also found that most Brits like their tea only moderately strong.

A hedge maze in China has set not just one but three Guinness World Records. The maze, which covers some 35,596.74 square metres and is located in Yancheng in the province of Jiangsu, has been awarded the records for largest maze, largest hedge maze and largest pathway network in a hedge maze (9.45 kilometres), all in the "permanent" category, according to the organisation. The maze, which creates the image of an elk when viewed from above and which consists of more than 100,000 plants, opened to the public in 2017 and has 10 rest areas.

London's US Embassy is auctioning off 1,200 toilet rolls as it looks to move from its long-term home in Mayfair to its new billion dollar state-of-the-art premises in Vauxhall. The BBC reports that as well as the toilet rolls - priced at $US199 and to be sold as a set, items on offer include vacuum cleaners in need of repair, a 2007 Volvo and new LED desk lamps. Sadly, none of the items come with any insignia or special identifying marks.