Good Day for pizza as Europe's first pizza convention opened in Berlin. "Pizzatec" includes displays of copies of works by Dali, Picasso and Mondrian, painted on dough in tomato, cheese and olives.

Bad Day for superstition as a pregnant Thai woman, who was crawling under an elephant for good luck, was gored in the thigh. It is an old belief in Thailand that crawling three times under an elephant's belly will guarantee an easy delivery.

Proud Day for roast chicken as a magazine in Germany reported that thousands of Germans keep surnames such as Kotz (vomit), Brathuhn (roast chicken) and Hitler (Hitler), even though they could legally change them. "Why should I have a different name from my father and grandfather?" Herr Schwein asked.