How a Volunteer Firefighter Became a Serial Arsonist
David isn't sure how many wildfires he lit around Australia's southern coast—but he's very clear on what made him do it.
Meet the Guy Who Woke From a Coma Speaking Another Language
Ben McMahon knew some basic Chinese from high school. But after a car accident he was put in a coma and emerged weirdly fluent.
How a Brisbane Artist Became a Priest for a UFO Pleasure Cult
Luke Roberts is a Raelian: "the only religion with female, gay, and transgender priests."
A Day With the Australian Couple Who Say They're Jesus and Mary
We talked a lot about self-assurance.
The Story of the Guy Who Posted Himself From the UK to Australia
When Reg Spiers ran out of money for a plane ticket, he got creative.
We Did Some Weird Experiments to Answer: Is Sydney or Melbourne Better?
Experiment one: laying on the ground and timing how long it takes someone to stop.
How America’s Most Luxurious Cruise Liner Became a Scary-Ass Wreck
If you were visiting the Canary Islands in the 90s, this was the ultimate day trip.
How Is It Possible That Every Bakery in Australia Has Won a Pie Award?
Australians Think it’s Very Funny to Put Clothes on Termite Mounds
Photos of internet humor infiltrating the outback.
I Need to Quit Hair Loss Drugs Before They Kill Me
Thirteen years of fighting baldness has cost so much.
Exploring the Ghost Towns of Outback South Australia
The state's north is home to countless abandoned settlements, and a reminder about what happens when people ignore climate science.
How a US Spy Base Turned Alice Springs Into an LGBTIQ Paradise
It's now home to the largest queer community in regional Australia.