Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for Independent.co.uk

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The weasel riding woodpecker Photoshops have begun

'There's no time to explain, jump on!'

Watch the short film that would become Whiplash

'Not quite my tempo'

Fewer big US companies are run by women than by guys named John

Board rooms and the Capitol are great places to be called John

Music for cats: These songs are scientifically proven to be your cat's jam

Like 'sonic catnip', they were found to excite felines

DEA warns of stoner rabbits if Utah legalises weed: 'They have developed a taste for it'

Agent recalls seeing rabbit that was fiending for more

Kanye West drops 'All Day', music video to come from Steve McQueen

Tracks follows 'Only One' and 'FourFiveSeconds'

House of Cards season 3: Claire Underwood is based on an eagle, says Robin Wright

Actress was inspired after watching National Geographic

A 'sex selfie stick' has been invented

The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina

The device offers the unprecedented opportunity to be on the phone with someone's genitals

David Fincher's advice to young filmmakers is good for life in general

A quote from an old David Fincher interview has been doing the rounds today, in which he paints a sad portrait of the Hollywood film industry but will get you fired up to create.

This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'

Brie and custard creams, anyone?

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn