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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

Security Trumps President’s Own Plane

July 1, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

JUST as many new recipients of a company car have to decide what to do with the old-faithful family vehicle – keep it, sell it or give it to the kids – on a far loftier level President Donald Trump had to decide what to do with a different old-faithful, and that was his personal Boeing 757 jet he calls “T-Bird.” … Continue Reading

STRUTH!Sobering Price For World’s Best Wine

June 24, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

AN auction in London has just seen 152,750 pounds (around AU$262,680) paid for a case of near-30 years old French wine that the buyer’s going to no doubt spend plenty of time looking at, but in no way pull a cork. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Is This Making A Goat Of Yourself?

June 17, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN one of the world’s top super-models booked into London’s swank Savoy Hotel and said she wanted a very special bath, it fell on the hotel’s Head Butler, Sean Davoren to ensure the fulfilment of her wish. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Norway’s Tunnel Vision A World First

June 10, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

IT’S taken 144 years to do it, but Norway is finally starting work next year on the world’s first tunnel for ocean-going ships, and which was first sketched on drawing boards back in 1874. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Inventor Puts His Life On The Line

June 3, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

HOW’S this for putting faith in your product – New York businessman Mr W.H. Murphy, puts his life on the line to prove just how effective is the bullet-proof vest created by his Protective Garment Corporation. … Continue Reading

We’re World’s Tops In Ocean Cruising

May 27, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

AUSSIES it seems just can’t get enough of ocean cruising, with 1.28-million of us spending 12-million days at sea in 2016, and our ocean cruising industry growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world. … Continue Reading

STRUTH ! Americans have their love of ice cream licked David Ellis

May 20, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WE’VE  recently got to wondering: will Australians ever put the third Sunday of July into their diaries – like in America, where the day’s been celebrated as National Ice Cream Day for over 30 years. … Continue Reading

STRUTH! Is This The Ultimate In Boys’ Toys?

May 13, 2017 Weird & Wacky No Comments

WHEN a European car enthusiast got serious about collecting classic sports cars in the 1950s, he decided he would need somewhere large enough and suitable enough to store and admire his ever-growing multi-million-Euro assemblage. … Continue Reading

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