Caption Challenge: Pie face

  • 28 May 2015
A baseball player hit in the face with pie

It's the Caption Challenge.

You can submit captions for this week's picture by sending us an email to: the.magazine@bbc.co.uk using the subject line Caption.

Entries are accepted until 12:30 BST on Friday. The winning six will be highlighted here at or about 13:00 BST on Friday.

There is still no prize, except the traditional small quantity of kudos.

This week baseball player Adam Jones throws a pie in the face of his teammate Chris Davis.

Full rules can be seen here [16KB]

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The Vocabularist: Where does the word 'deflation' come from?

  • 26 May 2015
Boy with balloon

Whether to use the word "deflation" caused furrowed brows in the past week when average prices fell for the first time since 1960.

The BBC's economics editor said many economists were "desperately anxious" that he should not use "the 'd' word".

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10 things we didn't know last week

  • 22 May 2015
Tom Cruise

1. Tom Cruise advised Nasa on how to design their website.

Find out more (Telegraph)

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Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

  • 22 May 2015
Children in Guinea-Bissau

A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"This is so cool," tweeted Belinda Otas. "Powerful graphic novel... well worth a look," posted Alex Murphy. Hooked illustrates the impact of the international drugs trade on a young man in Guinea-Bissau. His country in West Africa has been a hub for drug dealers for nearly a decade. Hit by military coups and poverty, it's used by South American cartels as a route to smuggle cocaine to Europe.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 22 May 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

match-fixing in sport

Monday: Could a match-fixing scandal ever kill off an entire sport?

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The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

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Caption Challenge: Mass yoga

  • 22 May 2015
Mass yoga class

Winning entries in the Caption Challenge.

The competition is now closed.

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Who, What, Why: Why are US train drivers called engineers?

  • 18 May 2015
Steam train driver

The driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia is referred to as an engineer in the US, not a driver. Why?

Although it sounds odd to British ears today, train drivers were for some time known as engineers in 19th Century Britain.

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10 things we didn't know last week

  • 15 May 2015
A man is splashed with blue paint

1. The world's favourite colour is blue.

Find out more (YouGov)

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Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

  • 15 May 2015
Black cab in London

A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"Free market economy at work. The more competition, the merrier," posted Juha Remes. She's talking about the battle for supremacy in the taxi market. Mobile app Uber has been blamed for a decline in the number of people applying to learn the Knowledge, which is a requirement for all of London's traditional taxi drivers. Not everyone is happy. "The cab trade is facing its biggest challenge in 300 to 350 years," reckons one cabbie we spoke to.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 15 May 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

Monday: Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

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Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record

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