WHAT'S the best-seller among the 9,500 offerings at the government bookstore? Why a TV guide, of course. According to Eastweek magazine The Hong Kong Educational Television Booklet sold a record 2.5 million copies, which means more than a third of the population are curently leafing through the rivetting read. The book details educational programmes for school students. The export and import Declaration Form came second with 300,000 copies sold while the Government Telephone Diectory weighed in third with 54,000 sales. Fourth was Hong Kong 1995 yearbook with 31,000 sales. Fifth was The English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms, with a hefty balance of 5,000 copies sold. There you have it. If you want to know about the rule of law just ask a neighbour - one of them is bound to know something. just the ticket ONE MTR worker is on a nice little earner hiring out commemorative stored-value tickets to rail travellers, reports Eastweek magazine. The middle-aged man hires out $12.2 commemorative tickets for $16 with a $9 deposit, so the punters bring the collectable card back. So why should rail users shell out $16 for a $12.2 ticket? Well, if you use the card for the most expensive journey of $12.1, the return fare costs just 10 cents. Even by shelling out $16 travellers still save $8 on the total fare. What's more, the crafty dodge is completely legal as passengers, not the MTR, have the right to dispose of their commemorative tickets. What's even better for the ticket man is that he gets to keep the cards. He is an avid collector of special tickets and told the magazine he always had about 100 tickets for each commemorative theme and was unable to use their stored value. danger signs THE post-1997 administration has got all the signs wrong it seems. Eastweek magazine claims most of the flags and emblems for the Special Administrative Region, including those used by the Preparatory Committee, are wrongly printed and will have to be scrapped. The Chinese agencies, civil groups and commercial enterprises concerned with the handover will have to scrap their emblems and motifs before the hallowed day, the magazine reported. Flaws include the petals of the crimson bauhinia being printed larger than the officially approved size, while the five stars are printed too close to the centre. It seems the flawed emblems are just copies of the original draft which was later modified before being approved by Beijing. clouded issue THERE'S no need to call the X-files team in to probe a rash of UFO sightings in the northern New Territories. According to the Royal Observatory the strange lights and objects in the sky were in fact spotlight beams reflecting on low-lying clouds. The lights looked particularly alien because of 'specific weather conditions', the Oriental Daily News reported. Sounds shifty doesn't it. Perhaps it's a cover up. cabbie hearing IF YOU want to get home after a night on the town the message is simple - don't grab a cab. One teenage girl found this out to her cost after climbing into one of Hong Kong's finest and asking to go Hing Fat Street in Shamshuipo. The girl prompty fell asleep and woke up, $100 later, in Tai Hing Street, Tuen Mun. The cabbie apparently misheard her. Well they do sound similar, don't they? stoned love CHOCOLATE can make you high, reports the Oriental Daily News, as American scientists have just confirmed what all chocaholics have know for ages. They claim that the sweet substance contains the same chemical compounds found im marijuana. The paper claimed that if a 60-kilogram man ate 11 kilograms of chocolate in one sitting he would start to hallucinate and become all deranged and excited. Such bodily feelings are caused by Anandamide, a drug-like substance found in all chocolate except the white variety. Now you know why chocaholics are chocaholics.