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Fedex’s Success Was On The Cards

April 21, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHAT’S a bloke to do when his fledgling freight-forwarding company is millions of dollars in debt, losing a further US$1m a month in 1973, and the only reason your air freighters are still flying is because your pilots are fuelling them on their credit cards as no financiers will loan you another cent? … Continue Reading

Proving Elephants Truly, Never Forget

April 14, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THEY called him the “Elephant Whisperer,” a man who could confront an angry 6-tonne African bush elephant and by standing still and talking softly and calmly, get it to lower an enraged trunk and tusks, calm, and eventually turn and wander back off into the bush… … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Think That’s Cold – Try Living Here

IF you’re already shuddering at the prospects of winter just around the corner, spare a thought for the 500 folk who live in the tiny village of Oymyakon in Russian Siberia – in winter up there, the mercury drops to a teeth-chattering minus 50C or colder. … Continue Reading

Going Economic With Place Names David Ellis

March 31, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WOULD you believe there are a near-dozen villages in Norway, Denmark and Sweden that have simply one letter in their name – just A for the greater majority of them, and O for one in Sweden. … Continue Reading

Writing Off The Untalented Mr Presley

March 24, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT’S just as well he had a pretty thick skin, for had he not the world quite possibly may never have known Elvis Presley. … Continue Reading

For The Wrinklies Amongst Us….

March 24, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

Someone  asked the other day, ‘What was your favourite  ‘fast food’ when you were growing up?’ … Continue Reading

Superbike’s Quarter Million Superprice

March 17, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

A FIFTY YEAR old prototype of a Honda CB750 motorcycle, a machine that was to go on to be dubbed “the world’s first superbike,” has sold in England for an extraordinary 161,000 pounds (that’s AU$287,000,) making it the world’s most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Elsie’s The Busiest Gal In Town

March 10, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

ELSIE Eiler knows that the quickest way to get something done in the little village of Monowi in north-eastern Nebraska, is to do it herself. … Continue Reading

Rewards Of A Little Dunny Business

HOPEFULLY it appears that the days of public toilets being hidden as far away as possible at many city and country tourist centres, and worse still tucked down the end of spider-webbed long bush tracks, may soon be a thing of the past. … Continue Reading

Shortest River Takes A Minute To Walk

February 24, 2018 Weird & Wacky No Comments

THERE’S little wonder the State of Montana in the USA claims its Roe River is the world’s shortest – at just 61 metres long it’s a whole 10 metres shorter than the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and it can be walked from start to finish in under a minute. … Continue Reading

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