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Struth!Coming Face To Fender In Thai Market

September 16, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THAILAND’S Maeklong Railway Market must surely be one of the world’s most-aptly named market places. … Continue Reading

Caribbean Airport Will Bowl You Over

September 9, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT’S one of the most-beautiful and also most-visited islands in the Caribbean, but there’s a beach there that you need to give a big miss to if you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy the sea and sun in peace and quiet. … Continue Reading

China’s New Trains World’s Fastest

August 29, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

CHINA’s about to crank up the top speed of its bullet trains between Beijing and Shanghai to 400 kilometres per hour, with that and an average speed for the 1,318km journey of 350kph, making them the fastest trains in the world. … Continue Reading

Resting In Peace Under Airport Runway

August 26, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

BIZARRE as it sounds, an airport in America has two gravestones set side-by-side into its main runway directly above where a husband and wife were laid to rest nearly 150 years ago. … Continue Reading

Queen Victoria’s Teenage Stalker

August 19, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

AN intruder who broke into Buckingham Palace in 1838 and was caught sitting on the royal throne with pieces of Queen Victoria’s underwear stuffed into his trousers, told police that he had got in through an unlocked window, and had pinched the royal knickers and whatever else when rummaging through Victoria’s dressing room. … Continue Reading

It’s Now Or Never For Elvis’s Jet

August 12, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHAT do you do with a 55 years old executive jet that’s sat idle in the open-air in New Mexico for the past thirty of those years, and which has no engines, needs a totally new cockpit, is unlikely to ever be given airworthiness certification again, and for which you have just paid US$430,000? … Continue Reading

Lure Of A New York Best-Kept Secret

August 5, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT was once a New York City well-kept secret, a long-abandoned rail station deep below the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at which American presidents, giants of industry and matrons from highest society, would be dropped from their very own private trains and whisked by elevator to dine or overnight in the 5-star Waldorf hotel above. … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Flying’s A Beach At This Airport

July 29, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

FOLKS who’ve taken themselves out to delightful Barra Island in Scotland’s beautiful Outer Hebrides and want to do it again, find that when they start checking for the same arrival and departure times as they took last time, these appear to have been simply removed and replaced with others that can be up to hours different from before. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Berlin’s Surprising Tropical Retreat

July 22, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

BERLIN hardly springs to mind when talk turns to tropical escapes, but pleasure-seekers in their thousands flock daily  to the Tropical Islands Resort that’s 60km south of the city to revel on its sands, swim its waters, bask in 26 degrees warmth, and walk its dense rainforest. … Continue Reading

Presidential Ice Cream Licks The Problem

July 8, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July of 1984 to be National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of that month to be National Ice Cream Day, there were those who suggested that maybe the President had lost the plot. … Continue Reading

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