Feedback is our weekly column of bizarre stories, implausible advertising claims, confusing instructions and more

16 December 2020

New Scientist Default Image

Reviews of the year are so passé – in the sense that, if you are reading this magazine linearly, you will already have passed one. If, however, you are (as we sincerely hope) a dedicated back-cover-forwards reader, you have a cornucopia of delights ahead of you. Either way, tarry a while with us as we review the year in our own way and crown the winners of the second annual Feedbys – the much-coveted Feedback awards.

Saw that one coming

The year began, as is traditional, in January. Except for the crew of the good ship New Scientist, of …