Jesus had 2 dads, and he turned out okay

Is Australia a Christian country? Why do I ask this question, well yesterday a knock at the door, and there stood a young man who asked me if I was a Christian. Normally I would expect to respond with get off my doorstep, but it was not a Jehovah Witness. He was erstwhile, young, and … [Read the full story]

God help America

As an Australian I am used to politicians being usually simple minded but with good intentions. They don’t usually last long and are then replaced quite quickly. So it is mind numbing to watch a soap opera called the ‘US Presidential Race for the White House’. Back stabbing, dirty tricks, slurs and attacks on their personal lives. … [Read the full story]

Adam the Atheist

In today’s world, people are obsessed with looking aesthetically pleasing, Ridiculous plastic-surgery goes on in Hollywood, to the back streets of Thailand…and beyond. Early Christians, Bible writers…even God and Jesus were no different. They confused physical purity with spiritual purity. But basically, they were against physical disability. If you were handicapped or dis-figured in any … [Read the full story]

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.

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