Fact is stranger than fic­tion

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

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.

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