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WEEKLY STRUTH ASKS WHY, and gets some weird answers

November 18, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

Our columnist David Ellis says that a colleague in a country town in the UK reckons that his local over-the-fence newspaper invited readers to share with others just what were the things they most-often mused over, and the answers they came up with proved somewhat interesting. … Continue Reading

Now This Is An Airport Low Sealing

November 11, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

PILOTS flying in and out of America’s northern-most city of Utqiagvik at the top of Alaska and beyond the Arctic Circle, are used to be being warned by air traffic controllers on the ground of “low ceilings” – aviation-speak for low cloud and poor visibility. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Lucky Omen Coin Tossing Not So Lucky

November 4, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

An elderly Chinese passenger who threw a handful of coins towards the engine of a jet she was about to board in China in the belief it would bring her flight good luck, has instead brought bad luck to her dozens of fellow passengers, as well as the airline that owned the plane – and herself. … Continue Reading

He Left How Much In The Hotel Room?

October 28, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

AN Australian traveller who left close to AU$40,000 in Australian and Thai currency in a hotel room in Bangkok when he checked out, certainly chose the right hotel to do it in. … Continue Reading

How These Planes Have Made Time Fly

October 21, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT WAS some 84 years ago in 1933 that America’s Boeing Aircraft Company launched a revolutionary new passenger plane it called the Boeing 247, an extraordinary machine of all-metal construction rather than the traditional canvas stretched over wood, twin-engined compared with regular single-engined, and landing gear that could be wound back into the aircraft’s body to give it greater speed in flight. … Continue Reading

Price That’s Something To Wine About

October 14, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WE just hope one of these doesn’t get tossed into the casserole by mistake, after all it’s not every day you pay a-near $2,500 a bottle for a good drop of red… and for not just one, but for a whole dozen at that near-$2,500 each. … Continue Reading

Hugh And Marilyn Together In Eternity

October 7, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

HUGH Hefner the founder and publisher of Playboy magazine who died late last month at 91 years of age, will be buried in a Los Angeles crypt that he bought in 1992 next to that of Marilyn Monroe – once confiding he’d paid US$75,000 for the crypt “as spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up on.” … Continue Reading

Cuba A Yester-Year Motoring Time Warp

September 30, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

BIZARRE as it sounds, there are people – thousands of people every year – go to Cuba not for its beauty, culture, lifestyle and hospitality, but to sit at outdoor cafés and watch its cars roll by. … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Bedazzle Like A Star This Christmas

September 23, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

HOW would you like to hit the party scene this Christmas bejewelled like a Hollywood star – and able to boast that the sparklers you’re wearing really had been worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, and in some of its best-remembered block-busters? … Continue Reading

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

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