‘Wingmen’ Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet flying alongside an Emirates A380 plane during the world’s first human twin formation flight. (Picture: Caters)

Whilst many sports fans turned their attention to the start of the Six Nations this weekend, the viewing figures of the new split ITV/BBC TV coverage will be put to shame by those for tonight’s Super Bowl 50. Whilst The Weekly won’t pretend to understand how a game of four quarters each lasting fifteen minutes can take well over three hours to finish, there are plenty of people across the world who will be tuning in - about 170 million from 180 different countries. Despite the huge viewing numbers, Super Bowl remains a game and an event that is commonly misunderstood outside of the US. Within the US however, it is a very different story. It is the most watched program on TV, where thirty-second adverts cost US$5 million. So if you are tempted to stay up tonight to discover what the fuss is all about, perhaps consider the following before you do. An average NFL broadcast spends more time on replays than live play. An average play in the NFL lasts four seconds. An average NFL game includes 20 commercial breaks containing more than 100 adverts. And finally, if you tally up the time that the ball is actually in play, it amounts to a mere 11 minutes! Bed it is then.

Whilst the year that was 2015 has come and gone, given the attendance at the IPD/IPF Property Investment Seminar on Tuesday, the property industry was clearly still keen to hear how the sector had fared last year. And, rather unsurprisingly, the results made for a decent listen. UK property delivered a return of 13.1% in 2015 according to the IPD UK Quarterly Property Index, with offices the top-performing sector (17.6%). Industrials returned a very commendable 16.5% with retail propping things up with 9%. As MSCI pointed out, a return of 13.1% for 2015 is the third consecutive year of double digit returns for UK property, out-performing the other mainstream asset classes over one, three and five years. The question now is will 2016 make it four years in-a-row or will it mark the start of a period of more subdued single-digit returns? The consensus view was definitely the latter.

The wonders of technology never fail to amaze and this week was no different given that a robot made a hole-in-one at the Phoenix Open. Whilst The Weekly aims to bring you unheralded news, this story is right up there in terms of the most bizarre we have covered to date. Yes it’s true. LDRIC the robot made a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale golf course on Wednesday and if you still don’t believe it, check out this video. LDRIC (which stands for Launch Directional Robot Intelligent Circuitry) is commonly used in the golf industry to test new club technology as he(?) is able to replicate the faults in the average golfer's swing, recreating dreaded hooks and slices so that golf club manufacturers can develop clubs that are more forgiving. Whilst on the face of things LDRIC appears to have all the attributes to become the next global golfing icon - a slick appearance, reliable, a gun golf game and even helps his fans to improve, not everything was quite as it should be. He didn’t buy everyone in the clubhouse a drink to celebrate his ace, which also happened to be his fifth attempt!

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