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Historically Famous Kidnappings

News broke recently that Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil. Aparecida Schunck was grabbed in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo on Friday, July 22, 2016. Aparecida is the mother of Eccelstone’s third wife Fabiana … Continue reading

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Big Fan of Ho Fan’s Photography

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Teenage photographer, Ho Fan arrived in Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949. He turned his shape eye and lens to the bustling streets of the then English-administered Chinese city to capture the … Continue reading

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40 Historical Photographs

While some photographs capture our attention because of how the artist behind the picture has decided to compose the shot, others are fascinating simply because of the subjects that they depict. Below are some captivating photographs that tell stories about … Continue reading

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Yoshihiro Takishita: Mr Minka

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray    From a vantage point on wooded Mt Genji overlooking the ancient city of Kamakura, Yoshihiro Takishita relaxes in his stately antique home after returning from a U.S. book tour.  His … Continue reading

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The Rongolian Star Quiz #5

***The Rongolian Star Quiz is acknowledged by esteemed philosophers of the School of Socrates, Men of Letters and Captains of Industry to be the most ridiculous and mind numbing quiz on the entire planet!!!*** November’s Rongolian Star Quiz prize schedule … Continue reading

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Karamea Radio 107.5 FM: Perhaps the World’s Best Radio Station

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray  Karamea Radio was launched in September 2004 by a group of Karamea locals who thought it might be a good idea to set up a community radio station. Craig Stenhouse had … Continue reading

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A Definitive History of Hippiedom

Hippie Roots & The Perennial Subculture By Gordon Kennedy & Kody Ryan “Wandervogels Abschied” by Fidus, 1900 According to Webster’s dictionary (2003) a “hippie” or “hippy” is: “a young person of the 1960’s who rejected established social mores, advocated spontaneity, … Continue reading

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HHhH: Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   HHhH is the unusual title of a very interesting historical novel by French author Laurent Binet. The title is an acronym from the German phrase “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” (Himmler’s brain … Continue reading

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LANZ Bulldog

 By Camcoh Kazakov    In the 21st century motor vehicles and farm machinery are highly technical computerised machines. A flat battery does not allow these futuristic rocket ships on wheels to be clutch started, kick started or crank handle started.  … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth: The Art of Polish Miners

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world. … Continue reading

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