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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

What Price First-Ever Playboy Magazine?

November 17, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A BOUND collection of a copy from every issue of Playboy magazine from its first-ever in 1953 until the death of its founder and owner Hugh Hefner last year – something like 700 copies – is to go to auction in Los Angeles at the end of this month, with estimates it could fetch up to US$40,000 (AU$55,400.) … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Theme Park’s Lively Feathered Dusters by David Ellis

November 10, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A THEME PARK in France has come up with a novel way of cleaning up cigarette butts and other trash dropped by untidy guests. … Continue Reading

STRUTH Little Wonder Town Changed Its Name

November 3, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT’S probably little wonder the folk of the Philippines town of Sasmuan changed its named back in 1991. … Continue Reading

Canada’s Periscope Into History David Ellis

October 27, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

TRAVEL writing colleague Roderick Eime didn’t think too much about what appeared to be a very large flagpole sticking out of the roof of an old one-time warehouse he was walking by on a recent visit to St John’s in Newfoundland. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! This Is The World’s Biggest Building

October 20, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN you are building the biggest passenger aeroplanes in the world, you need the biggest building in the world in terms of sheer volume, to build your aeroplanes in. … Continue Reading

Bowral’s Blooming Appealing Tulip Time by David Ellis

October 15, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

ARE we all getting older and so have collectively more time to go off and smell the flowers? … Continue Reading

Paris Pub’s Pampered Pooches

October 6, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A TRAVEL writing colleague who likes to boast of having seen everything he reckons has been worthwhile seeing in forty years of jotting his way around the world, has ‘fessed up that on a recent trip to Paris he found a pub that finally made him stop and catch breath before putting pen to note-pad. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Palace Maintenance A King-Size Job

September 29, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THEY’VE something of a headache over in Buckingham Palace – what to do with more than 10,000 paintings, portraits, tapestries, porcelain pieces and all manner of furnishings while the whole eastern wing of the home to Britain’s royals undergoes a 369m pounds (AU$645.5m) refurbishment that’s going to take ten years to complete. … Continue Reading

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