On Top Gear last night – this is the correct, English, Top Gear – the Stig lost control of a car for the first time. Granted, the machine was more or less a rocket on wheels.

Another hilarious part of the show involved the three hosts touring a safari park in a people-mover transformed into a convertible with a homemade top. After this, they took their jalopy through a carwash, where the top not only proved insufficient for the rigors of the nylon bristles, but also collapsed, got caught in the machinery and set the carwash on fire.

As Jeremy said, it’s quite an achievement to set fire to something that’s almost totally water.