A penny for your thoughts? Pah, Michelle Thomas has been offering Londoners a whole pound for ‘em. For the last three years, she’s been whiling away the hours holding a sign that says: ‘I will pay you £1 for your story’. Having just been made redundant, she decided to spend her days gathering the best stories that Londoners could offer. Over the years she’s collected over 200 stories including ones about panthers hunting children in the Himalayas, finding God through LSD and escaping from a religious cult – you know, the usual. She’s now putting all these crazy tales together in a book called ‘Salt Beef Jack and Other Londoners’, which she’s crowdfunding to get published.