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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See what your street looked like when dinosaurs lived on it.

Bunker building is on the rise for the first time since the Cold War. Which is, ah, concerning. 

The Strange Sight of GPS Map Art

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Art and sport don’t always play nice, but the strange pastime of ‘Strava art’ – where runners and cyclists create images on maps – is a clear exception.

Your Body Under Water

Monday August 13, 2018

The amazing phenomena that keeps us alive when we dive.

Viking Theme Park

Saturday August 11, 2018

In Iceland, the meticulously built set for an abandoned film has become an unofficial viking theme park.

But some scientists in Hungary have just quashed one.

Finally: someone has invented a rocking chair that will knit you a beanie while you gently coo yourself to sleep. 

This Indian city looks like it’s from a sci-fi film. Are its ideals more grounded in reality?

An environmentally friendly (albeit pretty odd) way to deal with death.