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Strange fruit – ten weird facts about bananas

After a series of cyclones caused a grievous lack of bananas in Australia in 2011, the time has come to reacquaint ourselves with this strange fruit: 10: Banana peels can...

Passing shadows

* Why bushwalking in Australia is really not so bad. * Drug affected? Maybe you’ll appreciate this website. * Ellen’s back cover. * Goddawful Christmas portraits. * Dubstep Christmas light...

Five top Sydney beaches

There aren’t many cities in the world with as many great beaches as Sydney. Here’s your local guide to five of our top beaches, with my ratings mainly based on...

Kim Jong-il (1941 – 2011) – a tribute

Ass, block, blockhead, bonehead, bungler, changeling, chump, clot, cretin, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope, dumbo, dummy, dunce, fathead, fat-head, fool, half-wit, ignoramus, imbecile, lunatic, madman, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nit, nitwit, numskull,...

Was the Iraq War worth it?

With the Americans removing their last troops from Iraq, the question should be asked: was the war really worth it? The Iraq War has taken a terrible toll – responsible...