Good Day for fishing, as anglers produced evidence supporting scientific research showing that female pheromones attract fish. Following a letter to "The Field" in which one man reported increased success since attaching a "tuft of my wife's pubic hair" to his fishing fly, the magazine has been inundated with similar fishermen's tales, many unprintable, according to the editor.

Bad Day for Mark Miller, 18, from North Shields, who rushed to his aunt's house with his car fire extinguisher to put out a blaze that started when a grill pan caught fire, then remembered that he had left his own bath running and returned home to a flooded house.

Impetuous Day for Grant Lightfoot, a New Zealander who jumped off a boat to wrestle with a 12-foot shark. "I don't know why I did it," he said, after killing the animal with a knife. "It was a spur-of-the-moment thing."

Clean Day for Berlin, as the city allocated over pounds 3m to erase graffiti and buy special vacuum cleaners to suck up the 40 tons of excrement left each day by dogs on the streets.