Archive for the Human Interest Category

An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he “just wants to die.” Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card. (more…)

Sydney model Evelin Hegyesi was invited to a lot of parties around the world after she appeared in a 1969 Playboy magazine spread entitled “Girls of Australia”. One of those parties was at the Malacañang Palace in Manila where a still naïve Hegyesi met the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. For Marcos, it was love at first sight. (more…)

The Huffington Post reported that Kenneth Douglas, the 60-year old self-confessed necrophilic, has admitted to have had intercourse with over 100 women’s corpses, most of which were being stored for autopsy, from 1979 to 1999. (more…)

Composed on 27 July, 2013;  influenced by her deep sentimentality in tribute to the places she resided in Australia from 1989 to date.

From across the seas and peak mountains, I have come to settle on the shores of Aust; A home rich in steak, of milk and honey; A place graced with snakes, sun and rain. (more…)

Today, English is probably the most widely-spoken second language in most countries. Most authors and columnists write using the English language. At least three Philippine newspapers in Australia publish in English. Many radio announcers broadcast in English. International air traffic controllers communicate with pilots in English. (more…)