Friday, 28 December 2012

Whale beached in New York City (SBS)

A whale of a time,
Trying to find his big break,
Finback does it tough.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Eastern Europe deadly freeze leaves hundreds dead (BBC)

A cold, harsh winter,
Temps plummet far below norm,
Many cold, some dead.

Go to article.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Ricky Gervais will star in The Muppets sequel (BBC)

Puppets set for laughs,
From the Office to big screen,
Gervais Muppets-up!

Go to article.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sydney named best city in Australia (SMH)

Travel readers vote,
For buzzing cosmo delights,
Sydney best in Oz.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Gangnam Style now world's most watched video (ABC)

Massive global hit,
Psy 'horse-rides' Biebs off top spot,
YouTube Gangnam Style.

Go to article.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Nine hospitalised as NSW temps hit 42C (9 News)

Hottest summer start,
Sun-fun not for everyone,
As heat wave exhausts.

Go to article.

Scottish GP runs seven marathons in five days (SBS)

GP leads the way,
To encourage exercise,
Scot runs round the world.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Nicki Minaj blames retailers for album flop (NME)

Flogging a dead horse,
Target blamed for Minaj flop,
Re-release just sucks.

Go to article.

Monday, 26 November 2012

At least 117 killed in fire at Bangladeshi clothing factory (CNN)

Workers jump for life,
Hundreds trapped by raging blaze,
Factory hots up.

Go to article.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Southern schoolies prepare for Gold Coast party (ABC)

Death, arrests and more,
Tragedy casts a shadow,
Party turns sombre.

Go to article.

Friday, 23 November 2012

North Korea leader lauded in giant hillside slogan (BBC)

Visible from space,
Tribute paid to 'Shining Sun',
North Korea writes.

Go to article.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Wiggles to sell Big Red Car (SBS)

Wake up SIDS and Kids!
Everybody's ebaying,
For a Big Red Car!

Go to article.

Monday, 19 November 2012

One Direction top UK single and album charts (BBC)

The Little Things please,
One Direction to top spot,
A Boy Band double.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Where and when to view solar eclipse (ABC)

A nice view for few,
Total eclipse of the sun,
True Kodak moment.

Go to article.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gomez 'couldn't trust' Bieber (

Bieb flirts with twitter,
Gomez leaves that scene behind,
Can't trust that Baby.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

President Barack Obama defeats Romney to win re-election (BBC)

Two heated campaigns,
Nation split down the middle,
O's prez for four more.

Go to article.

Prebble over the moon to win for Williams (ABC)

Top horses upstaged,
A full Green Moon for Melbourne,
Prebble wins fourth cup.

Go to article.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Australia prepares for royal arrival (ABC)

Polish those tubas,
Throw some snags on the barbie,
Royals go outback.

Go to article.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Superstorm Sandy: interactive before and after images (ABC)

Devastated land,
Damage captured from above,
See Sandy destroy.

Flamingo on the run 'causing havoc' (SBS)

Three months on the run,
A fugitive flamingo,
Zoo keepers baffled.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rod Stewart: 'I used to take cocaine anally' (NME)

Rock, drugs, and groupies,
Virgin tales of Maggie May,
Risqué Rod Reveals.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

US braces for hurricane landfall (BBC)

US coast threatened,
President presses warnings,
Sandy's wrath beckons.

Go to article.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Autumn International Series: England thrash Wales (BBC)

Welsh take a beating,
England bags a big tally,
Eyes on the final.

Go to article.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Timberlake, Biel tie the knot (ABC)

Biel has JT's love,
Stars find their Seventh Heaven,
Wedding Justified.

Go to article.

Friday, 19 October 2012

World's oldest dad, 96, fathers second baby in two years (metro)

Still making babies,
Near one hundred and still hot,
A very grand dad.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Beyonce set for Super Bowl show (BBC)

Superbowl '13,
R'n'B Queen to headline,
She runs that mutha.

Go to article.

Monday, 15 October 2012

20 shot dead at Nigerian mosque (ABC)

A place of worship,
Becomes one of blood and grief,
Armed thieves kill in mosque.

Go to article.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nun caught on camera stealing beer (Metro)

Boozy nun busted,
Sister shows off bad habit,
Next stop, Confession.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Gillard's misogyny speech goes global (ABC)

For double standards
And sexism, Abbot slammed,
Headlines praise Gillard.

Go to article.

Elderly UK couple 'unwittingly' grew pot (SBS)

Pot-growing grannies,
Fence-height cannabis plant seized,
Old-timers smoked out.

Go to article.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Glastonbury tickets sell out in record time (BBC)

World's biggest rock gig,
Thousands grab sell out tickets,
But who will perform?

Go to article.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Jobs numbers give Obama a boost (ABC)

As joblessness falls,
Obama's job prospects rise,
Will voters agree?

Go to article.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Adele's Bond theme, Skyfall, tops iTunes chart (BBC)

Shaken but not stirred,
Anxious Adele delivers,
Skyfall tops iTunes.

Go to article.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Graham guilty of biting charge (ABC)

Bulldog gets bitten,
For pulling an 'Iron Mike',
Twelve match punishment.

Go to article.

Man jailed for attacking wife with sandwich (Metro)

Sandwiched between bars,
Post-bready attack on wife,
A man feels crumby.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs (BBC)

Farmer becomes swill,
The tables have turned it seems,
As pigs butcher man.

Go to article.

Justin Bieber pukes on stage in Arizona (NME)

Sickening Biebs gig,
Pop brat adds cool new dance move,
The 'vomit and run.'

Go to article.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Swans victorious over Hawthorn (ABC)

AFL final,
With savage momentum swings,
Swans are champions!

Go to article.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New owner to rebuild MySpace from scratch (ABC)

Time to un-friend 'Tom',
Get set to revamp your space,
Fresh start for Myspace.

Go to article.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Hero pig dives into water to save goat from drowning (Metro)

Super Swine takes charge,
"That'll do pig, that'll do",
Goat finds its hero.

Go to article.

Crocodile breaks loose on Qantas flight (SBS)

Surprise passenger,
Crocodile rocked the cargo,
Freight firm is questioned.

Go to article.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Friday, 21 September 2012

Fukyu! Court bans sushi restaurant name (SBS)

A sushi name game,
'Fukyu' restaurant too rude,
Avoid the blowfish!

Go to article.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Illegal rat meat `sold to public' (BBC)

Come to East London,
Try our tasty meat products,
Caught fresh by the cat.

Go to article.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Koala sparks Adelaide police incident (SBS)

Intruder alert!
Koala mistook for thief,
Questioned and released.

Go to article.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Neil Armstrong remembered at public memorial (BBC)

Armstrong not so strong,
One giant leap remembered,
Lunar legend gone.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Graffiti artist loses freedom of expression appeal (ABC)

City ads defaced,
Graf not deemed free expression,
Artist tagged a crim.

Go to article.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Madonna opens Hard Candy Fitness Gym in Sydney (

Hung up on fitness,
Four minutes to work ya ass,
Gym for hard Madge fans.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Runaway bull causes pandemonium at Edinburgh Zoo (Metro)

Running of the bull,
Guests hide with chimps (fitting, no?),
Scottish zoo madness!

Go to article.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Ronan Keating: 'I deserved what I got' (

Ronan learns lesson,
When you say nothing at all,
Wives will still find out.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Star is caught devouring planet (BBC)

An ageing star grows,
It grows larger and larger,
Then eats a planet!

Go to article.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Tainted pickles kill six in Japan (BBC)

Beware the pickle,
Chinese cabbage is to blame
For dead Japanese.

Go to article.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Melbourne remains world's most liveable city (ABC)

Melbourne crowned again,
Worlds most livable city,
Global survey says.

Go to article.

Spice Girls rock Olympic Closing Ceremony (

Olympics spiced up,
The games close with a party,
Music legends star.

Go to article.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hooker title defence falls short (ABC)

Confidence issues,
Hooker has no luck with pole,
No gold earned today.

Go to article.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Bolivia bans Coca Cola to celebrate 'end of capitalism' (SBS)

First Maccas, now Coke,
Bolivia bans big names,
New 'culture of life'.

Go to article.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Monday, 30 July 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Queen in spoof Bond film for Olympics opening ceremony (Sun)

GOSH, Sergeant Peppers,
Bean, Bond, and a flying Queen,
Olympics open!

Go to article.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Japanese women fall behind Hong Kong in longevity (BBC)

Turning Japanese,
Hong Kong ladies take the lead,
Outliving us all.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Pictures: Strange New Fish Found Deep off New Zealand (National Geographic)

Science drowned in strange,
Some fishy things down below,
New species revealed.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Monday, 23 July 2012

Mel C: There's no Spice rift (

Girls to spice up games?
Headlines? (Friendship never ends),
Posh, say you'll be there!

Go to article.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012

PM's online foray gets mixed reviews (SBS)

Skype date with the boss?
PM reaches out online,
Viewers click dislike.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises wins praise from critics (BBC)

Last chapter wins praise,
Critics fill screens with applause,
As Dark Knight departs.

Go to article.

TV habits 'can predict kids' waist size and fitness' (BBC)

Square eyes and round waists,
Kids' appetite for TV
Indicates health risks.

Go to article.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Angelina Jolie 'bans Rihanna from playlist' (

Mummy Ange steps in,
Riri too much the rude boy,
Raunchy lyrics banned.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes settle divorce (ABC)

Superstar couple
Settle their risky business,
Can Dawson play now?

Go to article.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Hard Day's Night by numbers (SBS)

Beatles chords unlocked,
Maths is ticket to ride by
Fourier transform.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Justin Bieber graduates high school (

Teen star graduates,
Not a girl, not yet a man,
Bieber growing up.

Go to article.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Spain beat Portugal on penalties (BBC)

Fabregas hero,
Euro sees more penalties,
Dramatic Spain win.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Last Pinta giant tortoise Lonesome George dies (BBC)

Lonesome George departs,
To join the rest of his kind,
Leaving Earth with none.

Go to article.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Outback drag queens create wave of acceptance (ABC)

Glitz, glamour and dust,
Time to accept a new Queen,
Priscilla is back!

Go to article.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Weather Forecast New York (

Tomorrows forecast,
Morning chance of storms then clear,
Breezy New York day.

Go to article.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Lady Gaga: My brain is a jellyfish (

With head of jelly,
Poles can't break her poker face,
She was born this way.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Melbourne's mini meerkats to meet the public (SMH)

Five times the cuteness,
Meerkittens make their debut,
Those kids love to pose.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Poor ticket sales cancel The Voice UK Live tour (BBC)

Pop not popular,
The Voice fails to strike a chord,
Tickets go begging.

Go to article.

Overweight people a threat to food security (SBS)

A weighty problem
For sustainability,
Slim chance against fat.

Go to article.

Friday, 15 June 2012

School dinner blogger banned (BBC)

School girl blogger banned,
Council deems her photos too

Go to article.

Westlife singer Shane Filan is declared bankrupt (BBC)

Not unbreakable,
Westlife property biz fails,
Who will raise him up?

Go to article.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

No Doubt christen new album (

No doubt 'Push and Shove'
Their way back into the biz,
Comeback album named.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Dingo DID take baby Azaria (Daily Mail)

Decision is reached.
Thirty-year case put to rest.
The dingo did it.

Go to article.

Orang-utans Skype each other on iPad (SBS)

New tricks for old ape,
As habitats are destroyed,
Zoos get tech-savvy.

Go to article.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Controversial bioethicist tops Queen's honours (ABC)

"Most dangerous man on earth,"
Honoured by the Queen.

Go to article.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Venus makes rare trek across Sun (BBC)

Show for sky-watchers,
Venus treks across the sun,
A rare spectacle.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Thousands without power in stormy Sydney (SBS)

Wild weather lashes,
Thousands are left powerless,
Sydney storms hit hard.

Go to article.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Desperate Housewives actress dies (BBC)

Housewife sadly dies,
Nosy neighbour is no more,
Farewell McCluskey.

Go to article.

Concerns schools failing to recognise deadly allergies (ABC)

Satay takes teen boy,
Parents urge schools understand,
Allergies can kill!

Go to article.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Miami's "growling cannibal" named (BBC)

Miami Nightmare.
Zombie killer stalks the streets,
Eating folk alive.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cockatoo jail birds escape Sydney's Taronga Zoo (ABC)

Zoo cocks on the fly,
Afraid of the sea eagles,
Captive birds escape.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Monday, 28 May 2012

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Friday, 25 May 2012

Top 10 list of new species (SMH)

A sneezing monkey,
A SpongeBob SquarePants mushroom,
Top 10 newbies named!

Go to article.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Skydiver jumps without chute (BBC)

Proof that man can fly,
Skydiver takes leap of faith,
And glides to safety.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hippo Birdy Hai-news!

Champagne is flowing,
Hai-news celebrates 1 year,
More haikus to come!

View blog.

Robin Gibb: Music stars pay tribute to Bee Gees singer (BBC)

Music Tragedy,
More than simply Night Fever,
Cancer kills Bee Gee.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Mark Zuckerberg weds long-time girlfriend (ABC)

A Facebook event,
The boss presents his new wife
With status update.

Go to article.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Disco queen Donna Summer dies at 63 (CNN)

She sang, "I Feel Love,"
And everyone danced along.
Goodbye, Disco Queen.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Thieves take £11,000 of sex toys (BBC)

Thieves show their lewd side,
As rampant rabbits vanish,
In erotic theft.

Go to article.

Lady Gaga Indonesia concert denied permit by police (BBC)

Pop concert scandal,
A Jakarta Bad Romance,
'Vulgar' Gaga hushed.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Orbit Tower unveiled at London's Olympic Park (CNN)

London's new eyesore,
Sculpture hopes to rival Eye,
The Orbit erect.

Go to article.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Prince Charles presents weather (BBC)

"The forecast is bright,
I hope your week's a delight,
I'm Prince Charles, good night."

Go to article.

New bra has ice, wind chimes (SBS)

Ice, wind, & mint bra,
Japanese innovation,
Cool girls show their cups.

Go to article.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Clinton Cards goes into administration (BBC)

Hi Mister Clinton,
Do you have a card that says
"Sorry you've gone bust"?

Go to article.

Russian jet with 44 aboard missing in Indonesia (ABC)

Hey you, hey you there,
Have you seen my Russian jet?
Yeah, I've lost it, mate.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wild Things author Maurice Sendak dies at 83 (BBC)

The wise old author,
Who knew where the wild things are,
Dies aged eighty-three.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

US releases bin Laden documents (ABC)

One year without him,
Bin Laden letters released,
Was all as it seemed?

Go to article.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Blanchett voices character on Family Guy (SMH)

Cate back on TV
As Stewie's evil girlfriend,
New family girl.

Go to article.

Monday, 30 April 2012

A brighter day for most (BBC)

Rain and wind subside,
Sunshine finally breaks through,
Spring, at last, is here.

Go to article.

Farmer refuses to sell rude-shaped plant (Metro)

Farmer shocked to find
His veg is "pleased to see him."
Kinky good-luck charm.

Go to article.

Former LPO conductor suffers stage fall in Paris (BBC)

Strings and brass are hushed,
In a bizarre crescendo,
As conductor slips.

Go to article.

Regina Spektor unveils new song 'Small Town Moon' (NME)

On the radio,
New song, album, gigs to come;
Spektor's 'Small Town Moon'.

Go to article.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

For sale: 60 of Britain's iconic red phone boxes (yahoo)

Red phone box for sale,
BT sells British icons,
Make your own Tardis!

Go to article.

Friday, 27 April 2012

KFC must pay $8.3m to poisoned girl in Australia (BBC)

Dodgy chicken wrap,
Leads to million-pound lawsuit,
The Colonel ain't pleased.

Go to article.

Muppets to return in film sequel (BBC)

The Muppets are back!
But without Jason Segal.
Kermit's on his own.

Go to article.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

US man's fossil find stumps experts (SBS)

'Godzillus' fossil,
Uncovered in the US,
What on earth is it?

Go to article.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Monday, 23 April 2012

The King's Speech play to close in West End (BBC)

The king falls silent,
Film's success unmatched by stage,
Speech abruptly ends.

Go to article.

Chicken without an egg born in Sri Lanka (Metro)

Chicken or the egg?
In Sri Lanka not the egg,
But chicken comes first.

Go to article.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Gotye tops US music chart (ABC)

Aussie tops Billboard,
A first since Savage Garden,
Gotye on top.

Go to article.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012

Tube workers vote to strike over pay row (BBC)

Hello passengers,
There will be major delays
Until they pay us.

Go to article.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Auroras Seen on Uranus For First Time (National Geographic)

In a stroke of luck
Hubble snaps auroral storms,
Uranus lights up.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Titanic 3D crowns UK box office chart (BBC)

UK number 1,
Titanic is flying, Jack!
Her heart will go on.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Chisel fans left cold after cat bites Moss (ABC)

Rock star cat attack,
Moss 'sorry to be pussy',
Chisel fans left cold.

Go to article.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Half a million Mac computers infected with malware (BBC)

Macs hacked by virus,
Is yours a rotten apple?
Thousands are at risk.

Go to article.

Tourists return to post-war Bosnia (SBS)

Food, wine, and culture,
Tourists back in Bosnia,
A long slow return.

Go to article.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Dannii Minogue, Kris Smith split (ABC)

Announced on twitter,
Please don't judge the Ex-factor,

Dannii and Kris split.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

10 stories that could be April Fools pranks but aren't (BBC)

PM pasta sauce,
Lion victim saved by bear,
No donkey parade.

Go to article.

Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in parliament (ABC)

Aung San Suu Kyi wins
First bid for parliament seat,
Thousands celebrate.

Go to article.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Pesticides hit queen bee numbers (BBC)

Numbers in decline,
Impacts beyond colony,
Pesticides kill bees!

Go to article.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Britney Spears 'wants end to conservatorship' (

When she tried to fly she fell,
Spears says 'Gimme more'.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Jet announce break-up after 11 years (Digital Spy)

Rollover DJ,
Please don't play Jet anymore,
Those cold hard bitches.

Go to article.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Hunger Games sets US box office record (BBC)

A box office smash,
Odds in Hunger Games favour,
Action film well fed.

Go to article.

Sydney pips Jets for finals spot (TheWorldGame)

For Sydney FC,
Win against Newcastle Jets,
Captures finals berth.

Go to article.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Stevie Wonder to headline Bestival festival on Isle of Wight (BBC)

I just called to say...
Signed, sealed, delivered, he's ours.
Bestival Wonder!

Go to article.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

John Carter Flop To Cost Disney $200m (BBC)

Million dollar loss,
As Disney's new hero bombs,
Kids don't like Carter.

Go to article

Torture By Music (BBC)

To break a mans mind,
Art for joy used to degrade,
Mix tape of torture.

Go to article.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Barry Humphries retires as Dame Edna and Sir Les (perth now)

Last Humphries live shows,
Fond farewell for an icon,
Time to move on, Dame.

Go to article.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Attenborough stage show headed to Australia (ABC)

History on stage,
Sir David heads down under,
A legend talks life.

Go to article.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Nose for Arctic oil makes Shell's ears prick up (SMH)

Shell explores new means,
Beneath arctic snow and ice,

Sniffer dogs sniff oil.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012

World's first cupcake ATM (SBS)

Vending ALL DAY from machine!
Keeps Bridie happy!

Go to article.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sydney Tattoo Parlour Hit By Bullets (7news)

No ink in this gun,
Sydney shootings on the rise,

Tattoo parlours hit.

Go to article.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

I turned down Eurovision: Donovan (SMH)

To dodge 'microscope',
Neighbours-has-been Donovan
Snubbed Eurovision.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Condoms mandatory for porn actors (msn)

More safe sex on set,
Rubbery days for porn stars,
Enforced protection.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Rihanna 'Brown track wasn't shock tactic' (

Riri runs from Brown,
S.O.S someone help her,

Love found in London?

Go to article.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Friday, 2 March 2012

Funniest exam answers become internet sensation (Telegraph)

Funny online craze,
'Giraffes are heartless creatures',
Pupils the punchline.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Rain stops playing: Playground Weekender festival cancelled (SMH)

Playground weekender,
Torrential rain predicted,
Festival washed out.

Go to article.

Big NZ fossil penguin reconstructed (BBC)

From fossil remains,
Extinct bird reconstructed,
New Zealand penguin.

Go to article.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012

Shakira tweets about sea lion attack in Cape Town (The Telegraph)

Shakira makes claim,
Sea lion attacks 'She Wolf',

And her hips don't lie.

Go to article.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Bus driver charged with filming passengers (ABC)

Cameras in bus floor,
Passengers filmed from below,
Sydney driver charged.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Man jailed for chainsaw attack in a Hull public house (BBC)

Man jailed for 3 years,
Hull pub chainsaw massacre,
Tekken addiction?

Go to article.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Space skydiver seeks record (SBS)

Aussie seeks record,
Skydiver to fall from space,
Jump fraught with danger.

Go to article.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Newsmaker: Louie the Fly (SMH)

Mortein swats its staff,
Louie and 200 jobs
Move offshore from Oz.

Go to article.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

First Plants Caused Ice Ages, New Research Reveals (Science Daily)

As first plants emerged,
Atmosphere lost CO2,

Temperatures tumbled.

Go to article.

Facebook to go public in billion-dollar IPO (ABC)

From college dorm room
Society was transformed,

Now purchase your share.

Go to article.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Disabled NSW kids to get their buses soon (SBS)

Disabled stranded,
Contractors offered more pay,
Kids to ride again!

Go to article.

Monday, 30 January 2012

ABBA album preview (

New ABBA release,
First since 1994,
Here we go again.

Go to article.

Djokovic wins epic final (ABC)

Tennis history,
In longest ever final,

Djokovic victor.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Bill Gates: I don't pay enough tax (BBC)

Richest man on earth,
Refuses to pay taxes,
What a massive twat!

Author: Fred Palmer
Go to article.

Solar storms trigger stunning displays of Northern Lights (Birmingham Mail)

Intense solar storms,
Magic aurora display,
Rare sight for UK.

Go to article.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Heidi Klum, Seal confirm split (ABC)

After three children,
And seven years of marriage,
Seal and Klum part ways.

Go to article.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Australian researchers name rare horsefly after Beyonce (Metro)

Fun taxonomy,
Fly's 'Goldmember' derrière
receives pop-star name.

Go to article.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

US warns of Bangkok terrorist threat (SMH)

US tracks suspects,
Tourists warned in Thai kingdom,
Terror threat looming.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Web addicts have brain changes, research suggests (BBC)

Addictive web-use,
Disrupted brain connections,

Like drugs or drinking.

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Monday, 9 January 2012

Russian baby disappears in sewer (ABC)

Pavement collapses,
Woman and stroller rescued,
No baby in sight.

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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Year's Eve 2012: Celebrations around the world (BBC)

World celebrations,
Fireworks ring in new year,
All parties and smiles.

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