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UK Auction Of Rarest Motorcycle

February 17, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

ONE of the world’s rarest motorcycles, a Honda CB750 that was one of just four built by hand in Japan in 1968, and now one of only two of those four still in existence today, will go to auction in England in March with expectations it could fetch up to 40,000 pounds sterling, or over AU$70,000. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Eagles Declare War On Terror Drones

February 10, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

ONE of the world’s most unusual new squadrons is being trained-up for the French Air Force – four sharp-eyed golden eagles that can spot terrorist drones over 1.5km away, and swoop in at an amazing 80kmh to attack and instantly destroy them. … Continue Reading

Hard Decisions Over Town’s Odd Name

February 3, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE unusually-named – some may say, unfortunately-named – town of Dildo on the shores of Trinity Bay in Canada’s Newfoundland province, has resisted numerous attempts over the centuries, including as recently as the 1990s, to re-name itself. … Continue Reading

How’s This For A Shopping List

January 27, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN Royal Caribbean Line’s gargantuan new Symphony of the Seas slips out of the yard in which she is being built in France this April, and heads to Barcelona for her first season of sailing the Western Mediterranean, there’ll be enough food and drinks go aboard during just one week’s cruising to slake the hunger and thirst of many a small town. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Prove To The World You Ain’t No Witch

December 16, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WE’VE good news today for the ladies, particularly those whose husbands (or others) are prone to mutter such asides as “you’re nothing but an old witch…” … Continue Reading

How Fawlty Towers Almost Faultered

December 9, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WEIRD as it sounds, one of the world’s greatest TV comedy series, Fawlty Towers almost never made it to air after BBC executives who read the script for the first episode, gave it an emphatic thumbs down. … Continue Reading

Honouring The Name Of A Heroine Spy

December 2, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A 1943 American-built half-track Army personnel carrier has sold at auction in England for an amazing 138,000 British pounds, or around AU$241,000. … Continue Reading

Now That’s A Bill… 9.5b Aussie Dollars

November 25, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

TEN years ago when it flew into Sydney at the end of the world’s first-ever commercial flight by it’s biggest-ever aircraft, an Airbus A380 “superjumbo,” it was almost carnival atmosphere at the city’s Kingsford Smith Airport. … Continue Reading

WEEKLY STRUTH ASKS WHY, and gets some weird answers

November 18, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

Our columnist David Ellis says that a colleague in a country town in the UK reckons that his local over-the-fence newspaper invited readers to share with others just what were the things they most-often mused over, and the answers they came up with proved somewhat interesting. … Continue Reading

Now This Is An Airport Low Sealing

November 11, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

PILOTS flying in and out of America’s northern-most city of Utqiagvik at the top of Alaska and beyond the Arctic Circle, are used to be being warned by air traffic controllers on the ground of “low ceilings” – aviation-speak for low cloud and poor visibility. … Continue Reading

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