News

Here’s one way to get out of work

Here’s one way to get out of work

This is one (underhanded) way of avoiding having to help during the holidays. Some sneaky people have decided to buy fake casts so they don’t have to give a hand during a three day holiday weekend in South Korea. The increase in sales of phoney casts may be because woman are fed up with having to do all the work during the Chuseok festival. They traditionally carry out most of the duties, including preparing and cooking elaborate ceremonial dishes, while the men of the family chat, drink and watch television. ‘We have been selling this for 10 years now, but sales increased drastically starting... [Read the full story]


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Sport

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap. Hamilton failed to finish after fighting with a damaged car but Rosberg, blamed by his bosses and booed by the crowd on the podium, finished second to extend his championship lead to 29 points with seven of the 19 races remaining. The victory, on a surprisingly dry afternoon at a circuit famed for rapid changes in weather conditions, was Ricciardo’s second in succession and third of his first season with... [Read the full story]


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male... [Read the full story]


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Life

Crocodiles can climb trees

Crocodiles can climb trees

Most people entering crocodile territory keep a wary eye out on water and land, but research suggests they need to look up. Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets. Researchers in the climbing study observed crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America. The study documented crocodiles climbing as high as six feet off the ground. But Dinets said he received anecdotal reports from people who spend time around crocodiles of the reptiles... [Read the full story]


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Quickies

LOL

LOL

Today, I noticed that my new colleague never laughs.  Instead she says, “LOL”.  I have to work with her every day.  Read More →


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Chin-Wag

Miley – Why DOES she stick her tongue out all the time?

Miley – Why DOES she stick her tongue out all the time?

Love her or hate her, there are people all over the world who are wondering why it is that in every photo – no matter what the occasion, Miley Cyrus is sticking her tongue out. Well. During an interview with Barbara Walters, who named Miley as one of her top ten most fascinating people of 2013, Miley let the...

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On this day…in 1979

On this day…in 1979

Judge John Wood, known as “Maximum John,” is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down to look at a flat tire on his car. Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson was charged with the murder after evidence revealed that drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra, whose case was about to...

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On this day…in 1977

On this day…in 1977

On this day in 1977, the weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. The incredible success of Star Wars…it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide…began...

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‘Wanna Meet Harry’ – New reality TV show

‘Wanna Meet Harry’ – New reality TV show

‘American Idol’ host (and reality TV producer- we have him to thank for the Kardashians) Ryan Seacrest has produced probably the CRAZIEST reality TV show yet. It’s called ‘Wanna Meet Harry.’ A group of women from the United States were taken to London and led to believe they were competing for the affections...

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Sport

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Ricciardo wins at Spa

Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes...


Daniel Ricciardo wins the Hungarian GP

Daniel Ricciardo wins the Hungarian GP

Daniel Ricciardo drove the race of his life to secure an unlikely victory for Red...


Daniel Ricciardo wins 2014 Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo wins 2014 Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden Formula 1 race win after an impressive late charge...


Miller victorious in Qatar

Miller victorious in Qatar

Ozzie Jack Miller stormed to his first career win after a frantic finish to the Moto3...


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Music

On this day…in 1987

On this day…in 1987

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees:...


2014 triple j Hottest 100 voting opens

2014 triple j Hottest 100 voting opens

Voting for the triple j’s Hottest 100 – aka the “world’s biggest music democracy”...


The Mrs. Carter Perth Show

The Mrs. Carter Perth Show

One of the best concerts to kick off one year since the Perth Arena’s first...


One Direction food fight in Melbourne

One Direction food fight in Melbourne

One Direction’s last show in Melbourne was one to remember – with the boys...


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