Two goldfish have been given a flaming Viking burial boat send off by Orkney primary schoolchildren.
Primary 3 and 4 pupils at Papdale School in Kirkwall gave Bubbles and Freddy a traditional Norse ceremony to start their journey to Valhalla.
The fish become class pets for Christmas but both died recently.
The children, who had been studying the Vikings, wrote down their memories of the fish and read them aloud before the boat set sail.
Police and firefighters were called in after a heated discussion over the shape of the Earth reached fiery levels in eastern Ontario.
Police in Brockville say they were called to St. Lawrence Park on Monday after an intense argument between family members.
They say a woman who insisted the Earth was flat was locking horns with her boyfriend’s father, who argued it is round.
Investigators say the 56-year-old man grew so enraged that he started throwing things into their camp fire, including a propane cylinder.
Firefighters were called to put out the flames.
Police say the man took off and will face a mischief charge.
They say “neither party would change their views.”
What a shame.