The Bad Ideas Olympics

There are bad ideas

It must rank among the most unusual tattoos in the world.

Apprentice tattooist Jack Newton has had Professor Stephen Hawking’s face imprinted on his right leg.

The image was inked on by his colleague and mentor Stewart Francis at the Angelic Hell studio in North Road, Brighton.

The text below the grinning image of Professor Hawking reads “He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy”.

The quote is taken from Monty Python’s cult film Life Of Brian and is a nod to Professor Hawking’s discoveries, which have given a scientific explanation for the beginning of the universe.

Stephen Hawking tattoo

…And then there are really bad ideas

A US man has named his newborn daughter Sarah McCain Palin Ciptak to show his support for the US Republican presidential ticket – but it came as a surprise to the child’s mum.

The parents had agreed on Ava Grace as the child’s name, the German Press Association (DPA) reported, but father Mark Ciptak filled out the birth certificate with a different name.

He told his local newspaper he did it to draw attention to the candidate, and only told his wife later.

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