Should we be eating nuclear Japanese fish?

Australia leads the world in medical research, and for many years our scientists have brought relief to patients suffering from various long term ailments. We lead in stem cell research and treatment for stomach ulcers as well as a possible break through in cancer treatments. So who is ordering the latest research into possible medical … [Read the full story]

Will the election affect Australia financially?

It is now time to think in depth about the US presidential election and the long time effects. Firstly to us in Australia the initial impact is nominal. Change always sees a rise or a slump in shares and currencies. The market hates uncertainty. This does not mean we are in for a recession, it … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1942

On this day, Thailand, a Japanese puppet state, declares war on the Allies. When war broke out in Europe in September 1939, Thailand declared its neutrality, much to the distress of France and England. Both European nations had colonies surrounding Thailand and hoped Thailand would support the Allied effort and prevent Japanese encroachment on their … [Read the full story]

Have a glass of wine with your cat

How many times have you got home after a long day at work, kicked off your shoes, opened a bottle of red wine and sat down with a glass, only to find your mood ruined by the fact that your cat can’t join you in having a drink? Um, us neither, but apparently there is … [Read the full story]

Eyeball licking fetish could be dangerous

Health experts have been warning against a dangerous new fetish sweeping Japan – eyeball licking. Also called oculolinctus, it has been described as in intimate act between partners but could lead to eye infections such as conjunctivitis and even blindness. While the craze has been around for years, health experts in Japan are worried after … [Read the full story]

World’s oldest person celebrates 116th birthday

The world’s oldest living person, Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, celebrated his 116th birthday yesterday with congratulations from around the world and from Japan’s prime minister. Kimura was crowned the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records last December after the death of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa in the United States. “I truly congratulate you on … [Read the full story]

Randy pandas get some privacy

A pair of pandas in the mood for mating were being given a bit of space on Thursday, with Japanese zookeepers hoping they would have more success if the public was kept away. Female panda Shin Shin has begun to behave in a way indicating she is receptive to male advances, say officials at Ueno … [Read the full story]

World predictions for 2013

Next year has the magical number thirteen to generate good and bad over the coming twelve months. Europe is going through a tough time…it will get even tougher next year. Watch out for the UK to cause a few heart stopping moments for the Germans and French. In America the President will find his second … [Read the full story]

Are these ghost POW’s on death march in Borneo?

Retired army officer, Major John Tulloch, had revisited the muddy track in Borneo where thousands of World War Two PoWs trudged to their deaths, only to be given a shocking surprise when he looked back at photographs he had taken. Major Tulloch studied his pictures and found what appeared to be hunched, skeletal ghostly figures … [Read the full story]

Is it safe to eat fish?

I can remember the time of the nuclear reactor melt-down at Chernobyl. Warnings were issued to be wary of eating welsh lamb. It seems the fallout had effected areas across England and Wales. The grass was contaminated and being eaten by lambs. Some caution was advised. Since the reactor calamity in Japan no such warning … [Read the full story]

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