Dandelion found growing inside baby’s ear

Doctors made an unexpected discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside a young baby’s ear canal. Stunned medical staff in Beijing, China, found the flower when the 16-month-old girl’s worried parents took her to hospital. They say the girl has been suffering from an ear infection for more than four months and finally decided … [Read the full story]

Roo exporters look to hop into China

Once considered pet food, kangaroo meat could soon be sold to China as a luxury product, to encourage Chinese consumers to do something few Australians will – eat it. With a booming middle class, China’s appetite for meat is expected to rise nearly 17 percent over the next eight years, the World Trade Organization says. … [Read the full story]

Monkey rips off baby’s testicle and eats it

An eight-month-old baby is in hospital after a monkey tore off one of his testicles and ate it. The infant was being changed out of a dirty nappy at a Chinese zoo when the animal attacked, ripping off the testicle before dropping it to the ground. An old man reportedly picked it up, but a … [Read the full story]

Adult breastfeeding new trend for China’s rich

Human breast milk is the latest delicacy amongst China’s wealthy, with a growing number of companies offering wet nurses for adults. Xinxinyu, a domestic staff agency in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, allows adult clients to drink directly through breastfeeding or via a breast pump ‘if they feel embarrassed’. Wet nurses for adults are paid four … [Read the full story]

Car park demolished around parked vehicle

A driver will probably be bemused when he returns to his vehicle to find the car park around it has vanished. Rather than actually disappearing into thin air, the surrounding area has been demolished after construction workers in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, grew impatient. They had been waiting for the driver to return for 10 days … [Read the full story]

‘Phil the Greek’ (Duke of Edinburgh) classic’s

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S GREATEST HITS ‘You look like you’re ready for bed!’ To the President of Nigeria, who was wearing traditional robes. ‘Ah, so this is feminist corner then.’ To a group of female Labour MPs at a Buckingham Palace drinks party in 2000. ‘You have mosquitoes. I have the Press.’ To the matron … [Read the full story]

The 13th rant – a look into the 21st century

Russia is having a strange troubled start to the year 2013. The concrete cover at Chernobyl is starting to crack up. Then meteors drop down causing damage to six cities, injuring over a thousand people and damaging more than three thousand homes. The cost is estimated in millions. Since the break-up of the Old Russian … [Read the full story]

What has TOG been up to for the past 6 months?

After so many emails from my Ozzie News readers asking where I have been for the past six months, I feel it is only justice if I come clean on my sojourn. I was asked to help create a guest room-come playroom for my grandchildren out of a worn out garage. Now, building, construction and … [Read the full story]

Great Sportswomen – Anna Rawson

Anna Rawson was born in Adelaide and first stepped into the spotlight at the age of sixteen, when she won a modelling competition for Dolly magazine. In 2000, she played in the Australian Open, where she was recruited for a golfing scholarship at the University of Southern California. She led the USC team to their … [Read the full story]

Brad Pitt…don’t you mean Brad Twit

Brad Pitt has joined China’s version of Twitter…and won 100,000 followers after mysteriously hinting he may visit the country. The actor, banned from China 15 years ago for his role in Seven Years in Tibet, posted: “It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming.” The message was later removed.

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