Marie Winckler works as a journalist and media assistant for Evgeny Lebedev. A Belgian emigre of French heritage, she attended the Sorbonne before writing for the Guardian and the Evening Standard. She is a keen football fan, and spends much of her day trawling the internet, searching for the world's most outlandish new stories.
09 November 2012 11:57 AM
Ashes to ashes, bust to bust; dead men elected to office and the woman who failed her driving test for the 105th time
26 October 2012 12:43 PM
Meet the headless ladybird, the stinkiest toilet in the world and the feline with a taste for archaeology
This week's wackiest web stories: Islamic swingers parties, mullet-ban and attack of the mutant rats!
19 October 2012 07:00 AM
Count Dracula's most useful beauty tip; when the cats away the mice will sing, and Damian Hirst, butterfly killer
12 October 2012 12:59 PM
Dude, wo ist mein car?; a mum goes on strike; why Romney is completely wrong; swimming with tigers and the only way to travel
10 October 2012 02:32 PM
The Sarah Palin diet, the kidnap that wasn't, a motor-tricycle hearse, the John Lennon letters and why do we behave so oddly in lifts?
09 October 2012 10:54 AM
Virtual genocide, outer-space real estate, Jay-Z rides the subway, the real Worzel Gummidge, how an FBI fugitive shook hands with the President.
08 October 2012 12:49 PM
Hollywood sign face-lift, post election exodus, high court high, cooking on the eternal flame and one seriously rad dad
05 October 2012 01:38 PM
A wikipedia for hip hop, Italy's most tyre-rannical politician, frost-bitten penis, snake bite vs. morphine and the brand new Taj Mahal
04 October 2012 10:47 AM
The strangest stories to hit the web today.
03 October 2012 10:48 AM
A clock that will outlive the Universe, pig eats man, fool's gold, journey to the centre of the earth, Mad Men booze-a-thon and more bin juice
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 1 Technology company Alibaba posts job advert asking for 'stunning' women with qualities of adult film actress Sora Aoi
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 'Fire at every person you see': Israeli soldiers reveal they were ordered to shoot to kill in Gaza – even if the targets may have been civilians
- 4 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want