Truly, this is a story with legs. Also feet. And more seriously, the broken bones of the shoe-thrower.Â
It is also the only story I can think of with an element of surreal silliness that involves George W Bush and the people of Iraq.
There are so many elements to savour it is hard to know where to start.
What about the supporter who wanted to put the shoes into a museum, only to find out that the shoes have been destroyed in the course of testing them for explosives?