Dust storm: Terrifying new norm for the bush edited by Ferratum

A mother who captured incredible footage of a huge shroud of dust hitting her town in rural New South Wales says these “monsters” are the “new norm” for communities like hers.On Sunday the state’s central west was hit by a series of dust storms including Dubbo and Parkes.Marcia Macmillan, who has lived at Mullengudgery, 27km… Continue Reading →

The worst natural catastrophes that could happen this century edited by Ferratum

As wildfires so hot that images can be seen from space ravage Australia — creating toxic smoke that clogs the country’s major cities, killing over 25 people, burning 18 million acres and slaughtering more than a billion animals — many around the globe are wondering what catastrophe is next?Due to climate change, human activity and… Continue Reading →

More than 1 billion animals dead or dying from bushfires, report finds edited by Ferratum

More than one billion animals are dead or dying from the bushfires in eastern Australia, according to a report released this morning. At least six million hectares with at least 250 different threatened species of mammals, birds and reptiles has gone up in smoke, literally, according to ecologists.And that’s the best case scenario.Experts warn that… Continue Reading →

US Space Force: the hilarious flaw with new uniform edited by Ferratum

Social media users have noticed one simple flaw in the uniform design of the newly created US Space Force: it’s got a camouflage pattern.Pictures of the space uniform were released on Friday, and it’s prompted a flurry of activity.The Space Force, which is organised within the Department of the Air Force, were not over the… Continue Reading →

BMW 1 Series review: New front-wheel drive layout fails to excite edited by Ferratum

Since the 1960s, BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine” philosophy has been defined by rear-wheel drive. It’s still the layout used in most pointy-end performance hardware today. In theory (and, if it’s any good, in practice), a rear-wheel drive car is inherently better balanced than a nose-heavy front-wheel drive, so it’s more agile and controllable through corners.Sending… Continue Reading →

Fire burning on Victoria‘s French Island edited by Ferratum

Residents across Melbourne were forced to hunker down as a “very dangerous” storm headed over the city. Many have been taking to social media to describe “golf ball sized hail” falling across suburbs with such ferocity that it is “shredding trees”.An emergency warning was issued for Ringwood, Scoresby, Vermont, Glen Waverley, Greensborough and Kew shortly… Continue Reading →

Australia bushfires: Victorian residents evacuated due to fire danger edited by Ferratum

Queenslanders are bearing the brunt of some of the heaviest rain Australia has seen in months, while thousands of people on New South Wales’ south coast remain without power and evacuees in Victoria are unsure whether their homes survived another night of fires. In Queensland’s southeast, roads have been cut off, theme parks have closed… Continue Reading →

Wedding guest slammed for ‘gross’ response to invitation: ‘How tacky can you get?’ edited by Ferratum

If you thought you had heard every excuse in the book from a wedding guest, keep reading. Taking to Reddit, one person shared pictures of the response their mum received to her 1981 wedding invite and it’s really something.In response, the unnamed guest wrote: “Sorry I’m strapped for cash trying to start my own business.”Fair… Continue Reading →

Rain brings relief to multiple firegrounds across NSW edited by Ferratum

Australians have finally received some reprieve after months of bushfires threatening homes and lives across the country.The NSW Rural Fire Service announced today that the recent wet weather had reached the majority of firegrounds across the state.“Rain has fallen across most firegrounds over the last 24 hours which is great news,” the RFS said in… Continue Reading →

Jeanswest, Bardot collapses: Reason retailers have gone bust edited by Ferratum

What’s going on in retail? January is supposed to bring respite. The first month of the year is not usually a big time for retail insolvencies – in fact, with Christmas spending money keeping them afloat, January is traditionally the quietest month for retailers going broke.But in 2020 the killing season appears to be here… Continue Reading →