Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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A story about a mild-mannered, conservatively dressed old chap and his Dodge Charger. 

This story will either make you wish you’d paid attention in high school biology or you to watch Jurassic Park again.

Ever feel too distracted to do your work? So did 1920s inventor Hugo Gernsback – until he created this anti-distraction helmet.

Yep. It’s a thing. And according to this astrophysicist-turned-brewer, it’s a darned tasty thing. 

It's been a ghost town for years, but you’ll soon be able to sleep at JFK Airport's iconic Terminal 5.

Asteroids named after mythological figures are nothing new. But plenty of real-life people have their own eponymous space rocks too – and it’s not always who you’d expect.

Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

Thursday July 12, 2018

Calling all readers, writers, and folk who like charming regional cities: the Bendigo Writers Festival is fast upon us. Here’s a squiz at what’s happening this year.

Bowie v. Iggy; Cash v. Nine Inch Nails; Fever Ray v. Cave. Let the debate begin. 

Make Your Own Wooden Laptop Stand

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Measure twice, cut once.

Some people have a Hills Hoist in their backyard. Wayne Coyne has a giant disco ball.