Good Day for Sir Tim Rice, as his lyric "Show the world that you're no fool; walk across my swimming-pool", sung by Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, was vindicated by the discovery of a swimming-pool in Herod's palace in Jerusalem. dating back to 10BC, it is the earliest swimming- pool in Israel.

Bad Day for Italians, as a survey in Riza Psicosomatica revealed that 70 per cent of Italians confessed to telling between five and 10 lies a day. "Don't worry about it, it's all been taken care of" was the most common, closely followed by "I know all about that" and "I'll always love you".

Amorous Day for Fungie, a dolphin who has been amusing visitors to Dingle Bay, County Kerry, for many years, but is now said to have transferred his attentions to "a young bottlenose specimen with particularly feminine flippers". Fungie is believed to be about 26 years old.