Glass Fool

Probably just about every newspaper on the planet carried a vertigo-inducing photograph of a man perched on a window ledge, 400 feet up on the 34th floor of a tower block in Jumeirah Beach, Dubai – with no safety harness, clutching onto the window frame while cleaning the glass.

A resident of a neighbouring block, who took the pictures, said: “The professional cleaners have safety harnesses and cradle. He had nothing.”

It prompted some great headlines, including in Scottish Daily Mail: ‘Just Don’t Drop Your Squeegee!’