Fact is stranger than fiction
IMAGINE this time last week being able to accurately predict what would transpire as the week rolled on. Friends would have called you slightly loopy, even a nutcase if you told them last Sunday that:
HOBART’S Lord Mayor would be tossed out of the city council, promising to reinvent himself in a new career making scones.
FORMER Labor leader Mark Latham, as unpredictable as he is, would join Pauline Hanson’s political party.
THE nation would watch the Melbourne Cup in fear that Magic Circle might win the big race and its owner, flamboyant billionaire Marwan Koukash, would accept the Cup wearing only a tie, shoes and a G-string.
HOBART’S Blundstone Arena will host today’s ODI between Australia and South Africa sporting a 50m moustache carved into the grassy surface to promote Movember.
THE leader of the NSW Labor opposition would resign following accusations that while saying goodnight to an ABC reporter at a 2016 Christmas party, his hand found its way through a gap in the back of her dress and inside her underwear, resting on her buttocks.
US President Donald Trump would sook when asked hard questions at a press conference, call a reporter a “terrible person”, try to have his microphone snatched away, accuse him of assaulting a staffer and then cancel his accreditation to the White House.
LEFT- arm Indian spin bowler Shiva Singh, playing for Uttar Pradesh, would introduce the pirouette (360 degree turn) into his bowling run up.
RESEARCHERS at England’s Oxford University would call for a 70 per cent tax on sausages, and processed meat like bacon and salamis, to help pay the nation’s growing health costs resulting from unhealthy dietary habits.