It is rumoured that Shakira wrote her global smash hit single after being inspired by a perfect bowl of oats.
The, now infamous, story goes that Shakira was so moved by the oats that she demanded a harp was bought to the table so she could express her joy and appreciation through music. Upon completion of the song; she triumphantly held her bowl of half eaten oats aloft and shouted to the stars, "Don't you see, baby, this is perfection?!"
Absolutely none of that is true.
How and why does this relate to book of seven War and Peace? We hear you scream!
There's only one way to find out...
You know the old saying: Hunt hard, play hard. And boy have we hunted hard.
Drop your crop, hang your horn, and swap your hunting knife for an eating knife, because the hunt is over and it's time to party like it's 1799 all over again.
We've got incredible new food stuffs, so much alcohol it would make Count Rostov blush, as well as some of the country's hottest open mic acts - all of it in Russia's most secretive, fresh, and diplomat new venue. It's party time.
Since the beginning of time there have been rivalries that have transcended the generations:
- Cats and dogs
- Sliced bread and non sliced bread
- Red or white wine
And many more!
It's time for a new rivalry.
Can any living being catch hares better than Digital Susan?
Everything is on the line.
And they're off!
It's an age old question: How many dogs would a good dog dog if a good dog could dog dogs?
Is 5 dogs the right answer? 50? Would 5000 dogs be a good number of dogs to involve?
Tolstoy wasn't afraid of asking the hard questions, and neither are we.
So down a pint of your best brandy, rename your favourite horse and join us this week as we go on the hunt for answers to some of the world's most pressing and urgent questions.
One is the epic and unforgettable adventure of a talking bulldog, a talking golden retriever and presumably a talking cat and the other; a tale of a soldier's rather forgettable journey home to fix his family's financial mess.
Which is which?!
There's only one way to find out...
Onwards to BOOK 7!
We've got questions on hands, talking golden Smurf trees, archaic ultra-complicated temperature scales, bad calendars, pirate ships and somehow even a Jazz pianist. What links them all?
Book 6 of War and Peace.
Are you ready to put your WAP knowledge to the ultimate test?
It's time to end season 6 on a big quiz bang.
*CUE GAMESHOW MUSIC
Forks, Washington gets 110 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
A lot of rain to wash away your sins... Perhaps; perhaps indeed.
Forks averages 7 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
Why doesn't the rain want to turn into snow? Spooky. Very spooky indeed...
On average, there are 131 sunny days per year in Forks. The US average is 205 sunny days.
What is the sun so scared of? What mystical and deeply emotional beings are hiding in the shadows?
There's only one way to find out.
Time to get into the big red truck and find out why Twilight is the best and worst book series of all time.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!
Another book down.
Take a bow, do a small dance, ask someone to marry you and sit in silence for exactly one year, have a pineapple or simply sit down and listen to the Book 6 Finale.
There's only one thing left to say
Nothing to see here, move along, move along.
It's just another standard week in War and Peace this week as the perfectly normal married humans, Vera and Berg, do utterly expected and human-y things with their normal human friends.
Join us normal listener as we peer into their completely acceptable and expected lives. What will we find? Just your average humans doing normal stuff we expect - perhaps they will be having a nice time doing normal things normally with friends, or quite possibly they will be doing their normal activities but completely on their own, which is ALL GOOD with us, as it is with them.
They're normal, you're normal, we're probably even normal. Everything is NORMAL, and everything is FINE, OK??
Prince Andy is on the hunt for happiness but in order to find it he simply must experience ambivalence, nihilism and straight up unhappiness first.
This episode is sort of like a football match. But instead of two teams playing football, it's actually happiness and sadness sort of fighting each other. The winner gets to be the king of all football... Yeah, it's not really like that at all actually.
Maybe we should leave the writing to Tolstoy.