Archive for May, 2019


Qantas barista discovers she has freakish talent after accident

May 31st, 2019 by

How long did it take the barista at your local coffee shop to remember your order off by heart?However long it was, it probably wasn’t anywhere near as quick as Maria, a barista who works in the Qantas business lounge in Melbourne.Maria…

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‘Marry a Dutch person for the day': Untourist movement pops the question on how to solve over-tourism

May 31st, 2019 by

Here’s a novel proposal. Tourists across Amsterdam are being invited to marry a local for the day as part of an initiative to improve understanding between natives and the 42 million visitors that swamp the Dutch capital every year.With…

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‘Something went amiss': Aussie climber speaks for first time after Everest disaster

May 31st, 2019 by

An Australian climber dramatically rescued from Mt Everest in the midst of its most chaotic season in years says “something went amiss” on the push to the summit before he lost consciousness.Canberra man Gilian Lee was found unconscious…

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Hawaii: Blissful nights in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian

May 31st, 2019 by

What could be sweeter than savouring a blissful night or two in the flamingo-pink embrace of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki on a winter-busting escape? It’s a starry-eyed sanctuary, pitch-perfect if you want a languid sojourn…

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Japan’s otter-smuggling underbelly fuelled by cute animal cafe craze

May 30th, 2019 by

An investigation by World Animal Protection has revealed a surprising rise in the illegal trade of otters across Japan. The animal advocacy non-profit discovered illegal hunting, trafficking and farming of the cute marine mammals…

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Watch: White-knuckle landing in windy Wellington

May 30th, 2019 by

A pilot has handled Wellington’s classic windy weather with nerves of steel after a rocky white-knuckle landing in the capital.Sue Teodoro caught the dramatic landing from Wellington Airport today as strong winds belted the city….

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Benidorm: Spanish resort to publish ‘blacklist’ of trouble holidaymakers

May 30th, 2019 by

The Spanish seaside resort of Benidorm has begun compiling a ‘blacklist’ of unruly holiday makers who are no longer welcome in the town’s bars and hotels.This ‘no serve’ list is to be sent out to accommodation and hospitality businesses…

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Hailstorm shreds cockpit of China Southern A380 landing into Beijing

May 30th, 2019 by

Severe hailstorms have been causing chaos China over one of its busiest air traffic corridors.At the beginning of the week an Airbus A380 landed into severe hail over Beijing airport.The China Southern flight CZ3101 from Guangzhou…

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Watch: Passenger caught smoking on a plane

May 29th, 2019 by

A man has left other passengers on his plane in shock by casually lighting up a cigarette mid-flight.Footage recorded on May 21 during a Spirit Airlines flight to Minneapolis shows a passenger appearing to smoke before leaning back…

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Holy spirit! Dove’s divine intervention saves German motorist from speeding fine

May 29th, 2019 by

A German driver has been saved from a heavy fine by ‘divine intervention.’The driver in the western town of Viersen was spared a €105 ($180) fine for speeding after a white dove was found to be obscuring their identity.The speed…

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