/ 22 March 2021

Apropos of nothing

The first time in 6,000 years – a volcano in the Fagradals Mountain, 30km southwest of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, erupted on Friday night local time. Singing Icelandic star/exclamation mark enthusiast Björk said “we still got it !!! sense of relief when nature expresses herself !!!”

Rarely – a walrus locals have named Wally has been spotted at the bottom of a cliff in Wales. Scientifically assessed to be “about the size of a cow”, Wally’s ilk is hardly ever seen that far south of the Arctic. How he got there is a mystery, but a local animal welfare officer said there was “a tale going around that it fell asleep on an iceberg and ended up drifting across and woke up in Ireland.” That’s some snooze…

Never before – if you’re home-hunting ATM, you might like to avert your eyes… The most expensive apartment ever sold at auction in Australia went under the hammer on Saturday. The Bondi pad sold for a cool $20.1 million – $3 million over the reserve. At least it has car parking…

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