We've had the bananaphone in Fruit Towers since Day 1 (even though it went walkies for a few years and was taken hostage along the way too). You can call it whenever you like to ask whatever you like and whilst you might not get the authority on Austrian dirndl techniques, you will always get an answer of some sort and someone jovial to chat to.
And interestingly, it turns out that bananas could end up being phones of the future, thanks to some smart folk over in Japan.
A couple of professors at the University of Tokyo have created a clever augmented reality that can make normal household gubbins into communication devices.
Pizza box into laptop. Pack of cards into an iPod.
Anorak and Ploc are two of our favourite things that are made out of paper. They are happy magazines for kids, full of brilliant writing, beautiful illustrations (Ploc being entirely illustrated by the 60s French legend Alain Gree) and generally ace stuff. And the happy folks there have kindly given us five of their Anorak/Ploc Christmas bundles to give away. To win one (and if you have children or eyes, you'll want to win one) all you have to do is answer the following question:
Thanks to everyone who entered, this competition is now closed, congratulations to the following people: Annie Kent, Melanie Sramek, Darren Maynard, Cherrie Ouerghi and Matthew Butler. Someone from Anorak will be in touch shortly.