Proof’s in the prawn peeling... and other life oddities

A COW with no testicles is called a steer.

Well, actually it's not a cow but a bull.

A ball-less bull.

Among the list of obscure things I learnt this week.

Admittedly, as the rural reporter, I probably should've already known this.

But I'm sure many of you will find it funny that I did not.

I had a brilliant day in Miriam Vale on Tuesday wandering the pens for the 25th cattle sale and show.

I stood out like a sore thumb, but the farmers were very welcoming.

There is no such thing as a dull day in a newsroom.

But this week has been particularly strange.

Other things I've learnt - how to tell an alien abduction from a dream (stay tuned) and the finer details about sodium cyanide.

I learnt the difference between sewerage and sewage, but that's a ***t topic.

Another fun fact I learnt this week was when two hippos are about to fight, they point their anuses at each other, wag their stubby little tails vigorously, and flick faeces at each other.

I know what you're thinking about now.

My week is starting to extend beyond strange. But it was not a typical week.

The inane ability to store useless information is a skill I'm becoming so capable of, it's frightening.

I wish I were able to externally store these facts on a hard drive, to peruse at my pleasure and not when I'm meant to be focusing on other important things such as how to make the best shepherd's pie.

There is some valuable information I would like to impart with readers of my column.

In light of HookUp, I have found a foolproof fishing tip.

It is an idea I thought of myself and it will no doubt impress.

When I went fishing this week, I caught more fish than the much more experienced fisherman next to me.

I tried something new, and I reckon I'm onto something.

Peeling your prawns as you would for yourself is a tasty treat no fish can resist.

I bet the entire HookUp committee is laughing at me, but seriously, give it a go.

Who wants exoskeleton on the menu?

No one, not even a fish.



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