A selection of this week's oddities and eye-openers.
Bid to restrict 1,200 powers of entry to UK homes currently available to the state
Cato Institute dubbed right wing extremists!
Secrets of looking good on the dance floor
Got $292m to spend? A nice house in Washington might interest you
Beer: The catalyst for civilisation
All about health? Outdoor smoking ban in Los Angeles
A round the world holiday for a dead man
A proud nanny statist debunked
Laurel and Hardy get in a right fine mess
Britain's drink problem (?), it's the fault of women
Prohibition: A cautionary tale