Great Sportswomen – Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins was born on August the 2nd 1990 and is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in 2013, and in high school she was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete … [Read the full story]

Trump – a Bull in a China shop

Donald Trump it seems has no diplomacy on switch. He’s a business man, surely he has another mode aside from the ‘Bull in a China shop’, which he manages to adopt for most of his breathing day. Why would the President of the United States of America be provoking other countries with his claim that … [Read the full story]

Kangaroos spotted in the USA

Just like puma and panthers being spotted in Australia and Europe, kangaroos have also been seen not within their original habitat. Kangaroos have been seen often in the United States since the Mid 1960s. A man had reported a kangaroo on his porch early one morning in Chicago on October 18, 1974. Patrolmen Byrne and … [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]

On this day…in 1952

The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. Following the successful Soviet detonation of an atomic device in September 1949, the United States accelerated its program to … [Read the full story]

First book in America up for auction for $30m

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million. Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm Book survive in varying degrees of completeness. Members of Boston’s Old South Church … [Read the full story]

College student poisons room-mate with bleach

A college student in Michigan, United States, put bleach in her roommate’s ice tea after an argument about dirty dishes. Kayla Ashlyn Bonkowski, 19, could face up to 15 years in prison after her clearly aggrieved co-inhabitor, Emily Joseph, 20, took the matter up with police. Fortunately, Ms Joseph is fine…nothing a trip to the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1885

For the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation, sparking panic among Arizona settlers. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. For nearly 30 years, Geronimo … [Read the full story]

Iran will be a nuclear super-power in 1 year

Iran is less than a year away from being unstoppable in its goal of producing a nuclear weapon, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview with CNN released on Saturday. In an advance transcript of an interview to air on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS programme on Sunday, Barak said Israel was focused on … [Read the full story]

Next Page »