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An auction for Austen-lovers, Warhol’s early work up for sale, and vale Freda the walrus…

Freya the walrus has been put down by Norwegian authorities over concerns for public safety after onlookers kept getting a bit too close for comfort. May she long keep sinking boats in walrus heaven…

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Reckon you know which fast food company announced that it’s shutting up shop in Italy? Have a crack at the Squiz Quiz.

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Squiz The Day

16 August 2022

ABS Data Release – Overseas Arrivals and Departures, June

Birthdays for director James Cameron (1954), Queen of Pop Madonna (1958), actor Steve Carell (1962), and director/actor Taika Waititi (1975)

A wedding anniversary for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi (2008)

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