Remembering the Great Emu War of 1932

Tuesday December 11, 2018

It's been 86 years since Australia went to war with the emu – and lost.

Jack was paid 20 cents a day and half a bottle of beer every week.

The little fellas can survive in deep space and have ties to white-supremacist groups. A mixed bag, all in all. 

Nine hundred classic arcade games have been put on the internet. For free. There goes the weekend.

A physics professor from Adelaide says he’s just cracked a 70-year-old murder mystery. But the rest of the story is stranger than you might imagine.

Behold: the Original AFL Football?

Saturday September 29, 2018

It's not a giant kiwifruit, that's for sure.

Ye Olde Tricks for Living

Friday September 21, 2018

Before Google, you pretty much had to take up smoking to find the answer to the daily conundrums of life, as this collection of old cigarette cards shows.

Back in the 19th century, publicity stunts were a spectacular – and often deadly – way to attract customers.

Vintage Photos of Animals in Dresses

Monday September 10, 2018

Today in Important Figures from History: meet Tommy Tucker, the orphaned, cross-dressing squirrel who captured America’s heart in the 1940s.

The Last Floating Post Office

Sunday September 09, 2018

In an age where post offices already seem quaint, a post office boat is an especially charming novelty.