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Five things to do today: 31 October

Serpentine Gallery - spooky space pics - house prices - bad investments - Obama the intern

HEAD to the Serpentine to see the paintings behind German artist Gerhard Richter's stained glass windows in Cologne Cathedral (pictured). Until 16 November, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA.

WITNESS a Black Widow Nebula, a death star and a Flying Spaghetti Monster in New Scientist’s gallery of Halloween spooky space pictures.

FRET: house prices have fallen by more in the past 12 months than the average Briton earns in a year, new figures show. The average home is now valued at £27,000 less than in October last year, while the national average salary is about £25,000. At least you can...

...SIGH with relief that you didn’t have a stake in a Chinese shopping mall or a North Korean hotel. A list of the 10 worst property investments ever.

SAMPLE The Onion’s peerless political satire in time for next Tuesday’s Presidential election. In this video Barack Obama undergoes an internship with the Spanish government to ease concerns about his lack of experience. In other news: ‘Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency’.

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