Marie Winckler

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.

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Winckler's Wacky World: All ears

Did Deep Blue have a bug?; why men bond with 007, bin head, magic allergy-curing cow, holocaust tattoos and Ikea: not so ethical, after all.

The Dougherty crime spree was reminiscent of 'Bonnie and Clyde'

Winckler's Wacky World: Bonnie and Clyde bonanza

Guns for auction, an interesting diplomatic gift, the global nappy shortage, Jiminy Cricket's B.O. problem and the first intergalactic art

US actor Samuel L. Jackson

Winckler's Wacky World: Samuel says vote

Google street view goes underwater, snap crackle and tweet, the best picture ever, Canadian cheese smugglers, crazy like bananas

Winckler's Wacky World: Deputy Dawg appointed

Mona Lisa's sister, bad (or maybe good?) news for aerophobics, driverless cars, a new element and a printable gun

Winckler's Wacky Web: Save your bacon

Imminent bacon shortage, MySpace brings sexy back, too fat to fight, monkey business, the luckiest Norwegians in the world, cat-napping cat burglar and why the Japanese love bagels.

Winckler's Wacky World:The Big Flush

The future of drink-driving, robot fish save the world, inappropriate smiling, sheep thrills, son of a gun, boys' toys and funky funghi.

Winckler's Wacky World: Skinny dipping record

The real Breaking Bad, "at one with the tiger", power punch broccoli, Nazi teen love letter, death row diets and when dance-offs turn violent.

Winckler's Wacky World: Amish hair crime

Navy officer fakes own death; Mammoth skeleton for sale; A date with Clooney; How rob a bank from your living room and Fresco granny's revenge.

From left, John Tui, Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna in the super-violent <i>Battleship</i>

Winckler's Wacky World: Aliens Attack

The first triathlon in space; particle disco; K-Pop's social commentary; oppressed woman gets her own back; shark rescues man and why you shouldn't eat popcorn

Winckler's Wacky Web: V-Necks declared gay

Enjoy the silence; Malaysia declares v-necks gay; was there a Mrs Jesus?; secret Russian diamond haul and when hashtags come true

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