Category Archives: Offbeat

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Hutt River Principality: Malcolm Turnbull declines ‘royal’ invite as Prince Leonard set to cede throne

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has snubbed a ‘royal’ invitation — but it is not likely to cause a diplomatic incident. On Saturday, many oceans away from Buckingham Palace, Prince Leonard — the self-declared sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River … Continue reading

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Meet me at Horny Point:

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[Ed:  I looked for “Boganville” on the map but it is perhaps far too common to show up in one particular location.] It’s time to clean up the map of Australia. Who knew there were such filthy-sounding destinations in Australia … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark

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[Ed:  What can I say except. . .”There were green alligators and long-necked geese, some humpty backed camels. . .but no Unicorns” ] You’ve probably seen pictures of Noah’s Ark in children’s books, complete with giraffe heads sticking out the … Continue reading

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Cow activates EPIRB triggering response involving Canberra, NT authorities

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A cow has managed to activate an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), setting in motion a response by Canberra authorities and Northern Territory Police. About 6:00pm on Saturday, monitors in Canberra detected an EPIRB signal emanating from an area north … Continue reading

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Forget Sydney and San Francisco, Christmas Island crab bridge helps migrating critters beat the traffic

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Christmas Island rangers have taken road safety to a whole new level with the construction of a “crab bridge” over the island’s busiest road. In preparation for the annual spawning season, rangers have been setting up barriers along the roadside … 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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Find products you never knew you needed !

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Provide your friends with a subtle guiding path to your beach party with the “follow me, bring beer” message sandals. Each sandal leaves an imprint telling others to follow your footsteps and bring lots of ice cold nectar of the … Continue reading

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The ten jobs you never knew existed

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IT’S Friday, you have had a big week and you are thinking about changing careers for the thousandth time this year, but what would you do? These days there are jobs available for almost everything you can think of. These … Continue reading

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You can take it with you, entrepreneur declares

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HE has all the riches he could ever dream for in this life. But to avoid any risk of missing out in the afterlife, wealthy Brazilian entrepreneur Count Francisco Scarpa is burying his greatest treasure – a $527,000 Bentley.  In a bizarre … Continue reading

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Pig steals beer, gets drunk and starts fight with a cow

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[Kiwozi:  This is NOT the suburban Aussie Housewife talking about her hubby ok ! ] A BOOZE-PILFERING drunken feral pig has caused chaos by running amok at an Australian campsite and starting a fight with a cow. The belligerent porker went on … Continue reading

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Man allegedly punches police dog, gets bitten on penis !

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[ Kiwozi:  Ouch !!   As an “Animal Lover” I just had to share this story.  I also subscribe to the philosophy an “eye for an eye” . . .or is that a “Penis for a Nose” ?  ] A MAN who … Continue reading

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Thousands put their hand up for one-way trip to Mars

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A ONE-way ticket to another planet where there is no air, no water or food – and certainly no return home – may not sound like a lot of fun, but to 165,000 people the opportunity to live permanently on … Continue reading

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An island so small you won’t find it on Google Maps

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SEVEN miles off the coast of Suffolk, there is a country. It isn’t a very big country. In fact, its surface area extends to no more than 6,000 square feet, which is about twice the size of a tennis court. … Continue reading

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Headed to the heat for holiday destination at Death Valley

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WOULD you holiday in hell? “Come to Death Valley!” screamed the advert. “It has all the advantages of hell without the inconveniences,” it continued, an April Fool’s joke printed in The Death Valley Chuck-Walla – A Magazine for Men in … Continue reading

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Titanic struggle to prove violin’s authenticity resolved

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THE violin thought to have been played by the band leader on the Titanic as the ship sank has been declared genuine following a computerised scan at a hospital. Radiographers at BMI The Ridgeway Hospital in Wiltshire took a 3D … Continue reading

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Fundawear: The future of foreplay

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[Kiwozi: If you liked my earlier post about “Extradyadic Sex” you gonna love this one.  You could be forgiven for thinking I have a one track mind I guess . . .  not true. . . these are all current items featured in … Continue reading

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Wanted: Tiger handler for big, cuddly cats at Australia Zoo

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WANTED: a big cat lover, physically fit, with a view to a long-term commitment. Err, please note, you need to love big cats as well as being a big lover of cats to be pawfect for the job. Australia Zoo … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Park

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The British and the Americans are quarreling – tongue in cheek – over territory again, this time over who has the world’s smallest park.  One, in Portland, Oregon, is essentially a concrete planter, two feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, with soil … Continue reading

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Sorry we ate your camel, here’s a better looking one.

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THERE was, finally, some good news for French President Francois Hollande this week. Mali’s government gave him a new camel to replace one presented to him in February, which was eaten by the family in Timbuktu he had left it … Continue reading

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Are you having “Extradyadic Sex” ?

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Is it wrong to think about someone else when you’re having sex? There are reams of scientific paper dedicated to a subject called “extradyadic sex”. What is it exactly? According to the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, the term refers to a … Continue reading

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The earth is flat

[ Kiwozi ] It has come to my attention recently that the “Flat Earth Society” are alive and well.  Their flat members consist of fat people in authority, behind fat flat desks, passing their theories onto IT People to brainwash the world. I … Continue reading