Naomi Campbell is set to give testimony at the war crimes trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. The supermodel allegedly received a "blood diamond" from Taylor while staying at Nelson Mandela's home in 1997. Taylor stands accused in the international war crimes court at the Hague of arming rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone in exchange for diamonds. Read more: The Guardian
Terry Pratchett forged his own sword from iron and meteorites purely for the occasion of the awarding of his knighthood.