On the wagon

In London, the Old Bailey is on the site of a dreadful prison. In olden times the prisoners sentenced to death were taken by horse and cart from the prison to Marble Arch where they were hanged. It was a long journey with streets thronged with crowds.  The beer shops were packed with revellers heading … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1842

On January 13, 1842, a British army doctor reaches the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian expeditionary force that was massacred in its retreat from Kabul. He told of a terrible massacre in the Khyber Pass, in which the Afghans gave the defeated Anglo-Indian force and their camp … [Read the full story]

Christmas can turn into Stress-mas

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but the week leading up to Christmas leaves many of us stressed out and sleep-deprived, research has shown. According to a new study, most of us will be wishing we could ask Santa Claus to bring us a few extra hours of precious sleep as … [Read the full story]

Man realises he’s been pooing wrong his whole life

It has to be the most bizarre epiphany ever. A guy found out he’d been going to the toilet wrong his whole life when he went into a shop to buy a new lavatory. He spoke with a shop assistant who joked about buying one that automatically puts the seat down after use to save … [Read the full story]

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 … [Read the full story]

Most annoying things people do on planes

Starting from the least frequently cited annoyance and ending with the humdinger of all irritants, here are the 20 most atrocious kinds of behavior we inflict upon each another at altitude. The list could clearly be endless: let loose your own bugbears in the comments. 20. Abusing someone else’s possessions in overhead bin You arrived … [Read the full story]

Animal Collisions at All Time High?

This travel safety infographic was developed by Budget Direct.

Adam the Atheist – Lessons from the Bible

If you don’t already know me, my name is Adam…and I am an atheist. Here’s an interesting tale found in Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13-14. Jesus is walking from Bethany and he’s feeling a bit peckish. He encounters a fig tree, but unfortunately it is barren as it’s the off season for figs. Annoyed, Jesus demands … [Read the full story]

Adam the Atheist – Lessons from the Bible

Hello again. My name is Adam, and I am an Atheist. Ozzie News must have liked my first attempt at spreading the reason why the Bible is so utterly shit, pointless and…so utterly shit. Before Byron, and before Casanova…there was David. Young and in love, David desperately wants to marry Saul’s daughter Michal and offers … [Read the full story]

Adam the Atheist – Lessons from the Bible

Hello. My name is Adam (it really is). My surname isn’t Atheist, but I am an atheist…and for good a reason.  Here’s a strange story from the Bible that doesn’t regularly get air-play. This is a most bizarre tale from Genesis, with its utterly bemusing explanation of the genetic code. Basically, Laban is taking all … [Read the full story]

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