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STRUTH! Pie Eaters Unite

April 15, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

PIE eaters unite – because come June the NSW Southern Highlands will be the place for the coming together of lovers of that great Australian institution, the pie… be their favourite meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit or whatever else they can think of, at this first-ever festival they’re going to call Pie Time. … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Game Bet With A Bottle Of Red

April 8, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WINE consortium Australian Vintages Limited that embraces McGuigan Wines, Miranda, Nepenthe, Tempus Two and Passion Pop, has plenty of reason to raise a glass or three to vino enthusiasts in Canada,  because last year those enthusiastic Canadians downed a whopping 2,340,000 bottles of AVL’s wines. … Continue Reading

Smart Pirates Had An Eye For A Battle

April 1, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WE’VE bad news for the kids next time you’re reading them a pirate story: few pirates ever roamed the high seas wearing an eye patch as the result of a skirmish that had cost them half their sight. … Continue Reading

Saucing The Best Out Of The Wurst

March 25, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

BERLIN street food-vendor Herta Heuwer would never have thought back in 1949 that a snack she ran up after swapping some hard-to-get booze (for which she had remarkably fortuitous access,) for equally hard-to-get tomato sauce and curry powder that grog-thirsty British troops still stationed in the city after the war had plenty of supplies of, would one day become a virtual German national dish. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Highlands Festival’s 150,000 Tulips

March 18, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THEY’RE already gearing-up in the Southern Highlands of NSW for this year’s annual September Tulip Time Festival – and with pretty good reason why. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! One-Man Town’s A Busy Place

March 11, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT’S got a population of 1, has a State-erected sign leading into town to prove it, and officially it’s the smallest town in America – yet it’s got a general store that can deal with crowds reaching a thousand or more a day. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Pucker Up To These If You Dare

March 4, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

TALKING in one’s sleep can be fraught with problems – as many a night mumbler will attest. … Continue Reading

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

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