When you're writing a historical novel - my work-in-progress is set in Scotland during World War Two - you do have to trawl through a whole pile of research material, a lot of which is quite dry and sometimes even dull. But then you find a wonderful treasure of detail which not only makes you laugh when you find it, but keeps you chuckling every time you think about it!
And here's my favorite so far. We all think we know about the deprivations of wartime rationing in Britain, but this takes the cake... erm, the carrot!
I mean, what kid needs an ICE CREAM when they can have a CARROT ON A STICK?!