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STRUTH!Spanish Church 144 Years In The Making

February 25, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN members of Spain’s Spiritual Association of Devotees of St Joseph conceived the idea in his honour of a massive church whose tallest of eighteen spires would make it the highest religious building in Europe, they had little idea just how long their dream would take to fulfil. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Racing Into Motoring’s Record Books

February 18, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT came fifth in France’s famed Le Mans 24Hr endurance motor-race, so it’s probably little wonder that when it went to auction this month this spritely racer sold for a whopping E2,012,500,  or around AU$2.8m. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Splashing out at Puttin’ On The Ritz

February 11, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHAT do you do when it’s your first Christmas Day on duty as Concierge at London’s very swanky The Ritz Hotel, and a V-VIP Guest tells you he has a longing for the salty waters of famed Brighton Beach, but that being mid-winter it’s too cold – and can you be a good chap and fetch a few pails of the stuff for him to plunge into in his room’s bathtub? … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Flightless airport’s wind of fear

February 4, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE Queen has knighted a British public servant who sanctioned a 285 million pounds grant – that’s around AU$490m – to build an airport on a remote South Atlantic island, but which can’t be used because the island’s too windy for planes to take off or land. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Swiss precision sees meat pie record

January 28, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

FOUR Swiss chefs have found themselves on the front pages of their nation’s newspapers, simply because they cooked a meat pie in the lead-up to Christmas. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Swiss open longest, deepest rail tunnel

December 17, 2016 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel has officially opened to link Switzerland’s north with its south, running an amazing 57km through the Swiss Alps at a depth in places 2.3 kilometres below the tips of the highest mountains above it. … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Robbers cool $7m in Paris car heist

December 10, 2016 Weird & Wacky No Comments

unnamed-10IN a brazen daylight heist on one of the busiest motorways leading into Paris, two wealthy sisters from oil-rich Qatar have been robbed of a mind-boggling  AU$7m worth of personal treasures they were carrying with them. … Continue Reading

STRUTH window cleaning the world’s tallest building

December 3, 2016 Weird & Wacky No Comments

Burj Khalifa Travel

NEXT time you’re thinking to yourself how boring it is washing the home windows, give a thought to the blokes whose job it is to wash those of the world’s tallest building, the 830-metre high Burj Khalifa in Dubai. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! First-ever sports car up for auction

November 26, 2016 Weird & Wacky No Comments

unnamedONE of the world’s first-ever true sports cars, 102 years of age and still going strong, will go to auction in London next month with expectations it could fetch as much as 600-thousand-pounds, or close to AU$1m. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! You left what in the rental car?

November 19, 2016 Weird & Wacky No Comments

unnamed-37WE humans can be a forgetful lot, and when a mate in the rental car business told us of bizarre finds in vehicles on their return to his depots around Australia, we thought we’d ask others in the game of their discoveries too. … Continue Reading

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