Aussie slang no one else understands

We have developed a very unique way of expressing ourselves. – If you’re talking to someone from another country and they’re looking at you like you’re a few roos loose in the top paddock, it’s likely they literally have no idea what you’re …

Phrases you didn’t know were racist

These commonly-used expressions may seem innocent in Australia. But their origins are surprisingly sinister.  – by Gavin Fernando 2018 Sep 10 – YOU’RE walking down the street and run into an old mate you’re morally obligated to say hello to. “Oh my God, …

What is the Islamic weekend?

Weekend in the Islamic world usually means Friday and Saturday.  Jasmin Merdan/Moment Archive via Getty Images – By Chad Haines, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University 2020 Jul 29 – Weekends just aren’t what they used to be, as the COVID-19 …

 

The World’s Most Nutritious Foods

After analyzing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises. Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not …

Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap To Some People?

The herb’s unique flavor can make a dish for some and ruin it for others. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images – By Sophie Harrington, Mental Floss – Surprisingly controversial, cilantro (or coriander, as it’s known in other parts of the world) has sparked …

The pandemic’s unlikely pet: Chickens

My Pet Chicken, a full-service chicken-raising site, has seen a spike in sales. – By Mallory Hughes, CNN Updated 2020 Jul 25 – At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the food supply in America was in question. Images of barren grocery store …

The messed-up history of the KKK

Silly names like “grand wizard” lost all of their silliness amid the murder, terror, and destruction this group has caused. KKK gathering – Shutterstock    – By Nicholas Vrchoticky  2020 Jun 17 – It might not be surprising that a white supremacist group …

An abandoned British island reclaimed by nature

With no permanent residents and millions of animals, South Georgia island is one of the world’s most biodiverse places. Yet, few Brits have ever heard of it. A far-flung British territory  (Credit: Bella Falk) – By Bella Falk   2020 Jul 21 –  Marooned …

The true story of the Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba Shutterstock – By Brit McGinnis  2020 Jan 02 – The Bible mentions a whole lot of people who remain a mystery to this day, from Adam and Eve to the Antichrist. Naturally, many of these characters haven’t been historically verified, …

Keeping Your Pets Healthy While Remaining Cruelty-Free

By Guest Writer Animals 2020 Jul 15 – MUTTS Editor’s Note: We’ve received a great deal of feedback since Butchie’s Fatty Snax Deli went plant-based. Although reader responses have been largely positive, there was one common misunderstanding: “Are Mooch and Earl going vegan? …

Aussie slang no one else understands

We have developed a very unique way of expressing ourselves. – If you’re talking to someone from another country and they’re looking at you like you’re a few roos loose in the top paddock, it’s likely they literally have no idea what you’re …

Phrases you didn’t know were racist

These commonly-used expressions may seem innocent in Australia. But their origins are surprisingly sinister.  – by Gavin Fernando 2018 Sep 10 – YOU’RE walking down the street and run into an old mate you’re morally obligated to say hello to. “Oh my God, …