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Are you smarter than a school leaver?

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Year 12 students are finishing their final exams in New South Wales — so how would you fare in 2017? Here are some of the questions from this year’s papers. Good luck, you’re going to need it. More . . … Continue reading

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Star Wars’ R2-D2, dies aged 81.

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Kenny Baker, the British actor who starred as plucky robot R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies, has died at the age of 81.  Mr Baker, who measured one metre tall, played the resourceful droid known for his whistles and beeps … Continue reading

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2014: 26 stories that inspire, delight, amaze or amuse.

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2014 has seen its share of heartbreak, but there have been lighter moments too, so here, in no particular order, is a selection of stories that inspire, delight, amaze or amuse. [Ed: because I only like Happy Endings]. More . … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014 – What it’s all about.

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[Ed: Just had to share these with you – this is what Xmas is all about.  Merry Xmas everyone].  

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How to always win at rock, paper, scissors.

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Thought rock, paper, scissors was a game of chance? Think again. In 2005, a flagging Japanese economy convinced Takashi Hashiyama, president of the electronics firm Maspro Denkoh, to sell the corporate collection of French impressionist paintings. This included a major … Continue reading

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How to spend Powerball millions.

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Just after 8pm NZT someone will be jumping up and down and screaming for joy at winning Powerball’s $32 million jackpot. But by Monday they will have some decisions to make, not the least of which what to spend all … Continue reading