Toy mausoleum: A Bulgarian newspaper has come up with an unusual proposal for using the tomb which used to house the embalmed body of the country's first Communist leader, Georgi Dimitrov: it could become a mausoleum for dead Tamagotchis. "Architects have estimated the tomb could house some 4.5 million Tamagotchis," the paper said. The building has been empty since Mr Dimitrov's remains were removed and cremated in 1990.

No sex please, we're brokers: According to Hong Kong sexologists, a drop in the stock-market leads to an increase in cases of loss of libido and sexual dysfunction. They also warn, however, that a sudden rise in share prices can have similar effects, as people become "too excited for sex".