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No Place Like This For A Rome Home

August 11, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A two-storey Roman villa over a third of an acre in size and once owned by film producer Carlo Ponti just minutes from the Colosseum, has been reduced “on special” to 19 million Euros (AU$30m) after failing to sell at twice that price since going on the market in 2015. … Continue Reading

Bridge Is Something To Whistle About

August 4, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IF you’re not quite into heights, we’d suggest you give a big miss to a new suspension bridge that’s just opened at Whistler in Canada’s British Columbia. … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Think Its Cold – How About This?

July 28, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

NEXT time you’re having a little whinge about just how cold you’ve been this winter, give thought to the folk in the village of Oymyakon in Siberia, where in their winter there are only three hours of daylight a day, and the temperature averages minus-50C day after day after day… … Continue Reading

FBI’S Longest Shoot-Out Was With 62 Year Old Mama

July 21, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THERE’S a quaint old two-storey weatherboarder in Marion County in USA’s Florida that’s stood largely empty since it was built back in 1930, but when it opens as a museum early next year its sure to draw visitors in their hundreds of thousands, all of them curious about one of the most infamous crime families in American history. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Outsize Plane For Outsize Cargo

July 14, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

FRENCH aerospace company Airbus SE that makes the world’s largest passenger aircraft – the A380 that’s flown by numerous international airlines to Australia – is building five huge new airfreighters that will move outsize aircraft parts as large as fuselage sections, and entire wings and tails from makers world-wide, … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Wines Made In 1774 Sell For $400,000

July 7, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THREE bottles of near-250-year-old wine have sold at auction in France for a whopping 253,000 Euros – or around a touch under AU$400,000. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Whopper Meat Pie A Near 87kg

June 23, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WE’VE a query for Steve Rosa, head honcho at NSW’s Destination Southern Highlands, and the rest of his merry little tourism team. … Continue Reading

School Uniform Dates Back 460 Years

June 16, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THERE’S a school in England that to maintain traditions dating back to when it began caring for children of the “fatherless and poor” over 460 years ago, still outfits its pupils today in the uniforms of all those years back. … Continue Reading

Restaurant Right Out Of James Bond

THERE’S a restaurant and bar in America’s Milwaukee whose ladies’ room features a large picture of a reclining and starkly naked Burt Reynolds, with no more than a small red cardboard-cut-out heart over his, ah, more personal parts… … Continue Reading

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