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STRUTH cells to cellars, a pentridge story

NO doubt the crims who once occupied the cells of D Division in Victoria’s tough Pentridge Prison had plenty of colourful names they associated with the D in their block’s identification – and most of which, as a family publication, we shouldn’t even contemplate printing here. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Museum’s ‘Best Ever’ Tasmanian Tiger

February 8, 2019 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE National Museum of Australia in Canberra says it’s acquired one of the best-ever pelts of a Tasmanian Tiger – officially known as a thylacine – following its discovery just recently after nearly one-hundred years with a family of keen fauna collectors in New Zealand. … Continue Reading

Selling Flowers By The Footie Field

February 2, 2019 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE next time you’re worrying about what flower, rose or maybe potted plant to buy for that special someone, give a thought to those in the floral industry charged with going along and buying at the daily Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands. … Continue Reading

Selling Flowers By The Footie Field

January 29, 2019 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE next time you’re worrying about what flower, rose or maybe potted plant to buy for that special someone, give a thought to those in the floral industry charged with going along and buying at the daily Aalsmeer Flower Auction in the Netherlands. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! How Small Is My Castle?

January 26, 2019 Weird & Wacky No Comments

MENTION castles and immediately to mind spring images of vast and picturesque affairs set in fairy-tale English or European countrysides… … Continue Reading

STRUTH way to go for high flying execs

December 22, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

AIRCRAFT maker Boeing has released details of the latest in its ultimate indulgences for the business person who has everything. … Continue Reading

Mini’s Megre Mileage Over Many Years by David Ellis

December 15, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A little red 1989 Austin Mini whose one lady owner had driven a mere 6,500km in her whole twenty-nine years of ownership, equating to a miniscule on-average four kilometres a week, has just fetched an amazing 13,000 pounds Sterling (AU$22,654) at auction in the UK. … Continue Reading

Greek Islanders Simply Live On And On by David Ellis

December 7, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THE 8,500 people of the little Greek island of Ikaria in the Aegean Sea, say they have more healthy residents amongst them who are 90 years of age or over, than percentage-wise any other place on earth. … Continue Reading

No Wonder This Christmas Tree Glows by David Ellis

December 1, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN you’re starting to string the lights around the Christmas tree this year, give a thought to those who do the job on the National Christmas Tree outside the American Presidential White House in Washington DC. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Marilyn’s Thunderbird’s Monster Price

November 26, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A SHINY black 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible once owned by Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, has just sold at auction in Hollywood for an extraordinary US$490,000 ($668,000 in Australian dollars.) … Continue Reading

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