A freak fall of hailstones with the faces of lions pelted the Old Town soon after lunchtime, causing widespread damage to skylights, crops and expensive gentleman's headware.
The sky cleared later in the afternoon, only to be darkened by a flock of unnatural birds swooping and diving, causing the closure of the airport and the cancellation of several flights.
In other news, the Chamber of Commerce announced that the Council-funded campaign against Living Statue mime artists had been 100% successful. Indeed, our reporters visited the Rathaus Square -- a notorious hotbed of the practice -- and found no sign of living statuary. It appears, however, that the mime offenders have not gone away, or stopped hassling tourists;
they have merely switched to the "Mutant-donkey-with-a-dragon-up-the-butt" act as a way of soliciting funds.
Riddled has updated its 'Popeass' animated GIF accordingly.