/ 20 November 2023

Feel the power: a space explosion, mango madness, and Akubra’s new owner

Two ripe succulent sweet tropical mangoes for a delicious healthy snack or dessert on a white background

SpaceX’s latest test launch ended with a spectacular explosion yesterday morning our time. It wasn’t any old test flight – the Starship is the most powerful rocket ever built, and while they were hoping for a 90-minute mission to space and back, 8 minutes of learning will have to do. Still, NASA was impressed… 

Aussie mangoes are commanding US$8.99 a piece in Los Angeles – that’s about $14… They’re the R2E2 variety, they’re large and round, and they’re being sent from Katherine in the Northern Territory, taking about 2 weeks to get from tree to teeth. 

Strewth… Aussie hatmaker Akubra has a new owner after 147 years of ownership by the Keir family. Tattarang, owned by Nicola and her ex Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest, has snaffled it, making a nice pairing with boot label RM Williams, which they bought in 2020. All they need is Driza-Bone, and the iconic trio will be complete…

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