Blaggers Blog: Man on moon, bee’s knees, KLM mums

“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.”

Smoking Gun

The famous flubbed first words uttered by Neil Armstrong as he became the first human to set foot on the moon, 50 years ago tomorrow. He was supposed to say ‘That’s one small step for a man’, which technically changes the meaning quite a lot, but everyone knew what he meant.

Weekly High


The Netherlands is never short of innovation, but this one is the bee’s knees (ahem). The city of Utrecht has turned the top of its bus shelters into ‘bee stops’, planting green gardens on the roofs to help sustain numbers of the struggling species. In other news, Papa John’s has unveiled the world’s first pizza for bees— The Beezza— in the hope Britons will start feeding the country’s own dwindling population.

Weekly Low 

KLM has fallen foul of public opinion this week following its response to a mother who was asked to cover up by its cabin crew. Click on the tweet and dig down into the thread— go on, we double dare you.

Need to know 

Smoking Gun has been shortlisted in the CIPR PRide North West Awards. Again. This time for Best Use of Media Relations for Childs Farm and Outstanding PR Consultancy.

Twitter is trying out new icons to make reply streams clearer.

The stars of Game of Thrones, one of HBO’s biggest series, have been forced to nominate themselves for Emmys after the network failed to put them forward.

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