kursk (k-141) russian submarine

KURSK (K-141) RUSSIAN SUBMARINE

Construction on the Kursk began in 1990 at Severodvinsk, near Arkhangelsk. The Kursk, one of eight active Oscar II class submarines, was the pride of the Russian Navy’s new Northern Fleet. Commissioned in 1995,...
paul alexander [the man in the iron lung]

PAUL ALEXANDER [The Man in the Iron Lung]

During one of the worst polio outbreaks in history, in a time that feels all to familiar to todays Corona-19 pandemic, the last known Iron Lung casualty of the Polio pandemic Paul Alexander, now...
steve irwin [the crocodile hunter]

STEVE “CRIKEY” IRWIN [The Crocodile Hunter]

STEVE IRWIN Unlike wildlife and nature filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, Steve Irwin led his viewers on recklessly close encounters with deadly, unusual and endangered animals, with his frenetic energy and engaging boyish enthusiasm. Although sometimes criticised...
pets corner [ article # 1 ]

PETS CORNER [ Article # 1 ]

As a Former Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience under my belt, I think I am more than qualified to add the odd article to this section. Many times over the years my...
the cuckoo restaurant closes its doors for good

THE CUCKOO RESTAURANT [Closes its doors for Good]

This Victorian iconic restaurant which has survived more than 60 years in business, has fallen victim to the COVID pandemic. For this Cuckoo, time has stood still and the doors have closed for good. The...
puffing billy (all aboard)

PUFFING BILLY (all aboard)

Puffing billy Is an Australian Century old Steam Train ride through the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges EXPLORE REGIONAL VICTORIA “All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway”. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite century-old steam train,...
the hindenburg (zeppelin airship)

THE HINDENBURG (Zeppelin Airship)

The Hindenburg (also known as a Zeppelin) was a type of rigid airship named after the German inventor Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. He pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century....
doug parkinson (30 october 1946 – 15 march 2021)

DOUG PARKINSON (30 October 1946 – 15 March 2021)

VALE DOUG PARKINSON Parkinson had enjoyed an outstanding 5 decade long and remarkably varied career in the Australian Music Fraternity, Stage, Musical Theatre, Acting and Advertising. He was regarded as one of Australia’s finest veteran...
billy idol

BILLY IDOL

William Michael Albert Broad (better known as punk rocker Billy Idol) was born in Stanmore, Middlesex England, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presleys contract from Sun Records. At the age of two,...
felix baumgartner

FELIX BAUMGARTNER

Felix Baumgartner is only person in history, to have stepped from a balloon perched at the edge of space and broken the sound barrier at an estimated speed of 1,357 kilometres an hour on...