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It's all smiles as Australia’s tallest man takes life in his stride

It's all smiles as Australia’s tallest man takes life in his stride

Kewal Shiels might tower above the rest of us, but his size 17 shoes are planted firmly on the ground.

  • by Konrad Marshall

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Marijuana smoker was not hallucinating: she did see a tiger
Animals

Marijuana smoker was not hallucinating: she did see a tiger

A woman went to an abandoned house to smoke marijuana but inside the garage, she found a male tiger in a cage.

  • by Kristine Phillips
Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo
UK

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

A zookeeper said trees in the chimps' enclosure had been weakened by recent storms, allowing the primates to break them and fashion a ladder.

Did a seal eat your holiday pics? A New Zealand scientist wants to know
New Zealand

Did a seal eat your holiday pics? A New Zealand scientist wants to know

Krista Hupman, a biologist in New Zealand who studies the faeces of leopard seals, described her "weirdest" find yet.

  • by Charlotte Graham-McLay
Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats
Renting

Silicon Valley landlord rents $US1500 studio to 2 cats

Two cats are living large at a $US1500-a-month ($2083) studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.

'Nobody should work here - ever': Teen uses intercom to quit his job
Workplace

'Nobody should work here - ever': Teen uses intercom to quit his job

Jackson Racicot, 17, announced his resignation from Walmart in a way many disgruntled employees could only dream of.

  • by Michael Brice-Saddler
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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses
Wildlife

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses

The rare phenomenon continues to baffle scientists who are now begging the endangered seals to "make better choices".

  • by Allyson Chiu
What happened when Google Maps said my family home was a public park
Apps

What happened when Google Maps said my family home was a public park

One day my dad looked out the window and saw picnickers on our lawn. Next it was minivans.

  • by Alice Clarke
Man filmed diving from pub roof into Newcastle harbour

Man filmed diving from pub roof into Newcastle harbour

Inquiries into the incident began on Monday after police were given footage of the man jumping into the harbour.

  • by Phoebe Moloney
The house wouldn't sell. So real estate agent hired semi-nude models.
Media & marketing

The house wouldn't sell. So real estate agent hired semi-nude models.

For more than a month, hardly anyone even looked at the home listing. Then models were called in.

  • by Antonia Noori Farzan
'Special kind of stupid': Australian parcel sent to Austria five times
Austria

'Special kind of stupid': Australian parcel sent to Austria five times

An Australian was forced to wait months to get his package after it kept going to the wrong country. And the markings on the parcel from Austria are priceless.

  • by Melissa Cunningham