Mayor Stubbs, the mayor of the sleepy town of Talkeetna, Alaska is celebrating his 15th year as mayor.

(Maybe you think that it’s not that interesting, until you realise Mayor Stubbs is a cat (okay so it should have been filed under “interesting animal”). Residents thought the candidates running for mayor weren’t up to scratch so campaigned to get the 15-year-old part-Manx the honorary position with a write-in campaign after he was born.  The feline has now become one of the longest-serving mayors in America.  

This opens up so many possibilities, I can see a whole new line up in Parliament.)