Here are some one liners...
An Epidemic of Witches -- This year there is a run on witches in one Flanders town. It is probably due to the bad economic conditions and the idea that a person who dies for witchcraft has his property distributed to the people of the town.
Coins for the Ferryman -- King Charles of France dies but the monks won't carry him to the grave site until they are paid 10 pounds Parisian. I also talk about the strange funeral of Yasser Arafat.