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.

What? It’s a vase. Yep, definitely a vase.

Turn on your out-of-office: Smith Journal volume 32 is on sale in Australia and online.

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

Accidental Wes Anderson

Saturday August 31, 2019

Wish the real world was as immaculately composed as a Wes Anderson set? The folk behind these photos have some very good news for you.

Here are those photos of plants casually demonstrating the mathematical beauty of nature you ordered.

In 1986, the city of Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons into the air. What could go wrong? A lot, it turns out.

Ever practised CPR on a mannequin? You’ve probably been breathing into the mouth of a dead woman.

Hidden Bunkers

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Built by artists during World War II, Switzerland’s camouflaged bunkers were designed to fade into the landscape. These photos give them a spotlight.

There are 10 deserts in Australia, ranging from the dehydrated to the extremely parched. Photographer Joshua Smith is trying to shoot all of them from the side of a plane.

That’s one small nuke for man. One giant nuke for mankind.