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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

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

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