‘Julia Gillard Fried Quail: Small Breasts, Huge Thighs’: Australian PM furious at opposition fundraiser menu
Gender has again taken center stage in Australia’s bitter and drawn-out election campaign after a menu at an opposition fundraiser featured a series of sexually derogatory names for dishes based on Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The menu, posted on Twitter by a journalist, was from a fundraiser for Mal Brough, a minister in former Prime Minister John Howard’s government who is seeking to return to parliament after losing his seat in 2007.
One of the dishes was described as “Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail – Small Breasts, Huge Thighs & A Big Red Box.” (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)
Group denies it hid discovery of Amelia Earhart’s missing plane to solicit $1-million from philanthropist
A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man’s claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart’s missing plane in 2010 but sat on the news so it could solicit him to pay for a later search.
Mystery has surrounded Earhart’s fate since her plane disappeared in 1937 in the South Pacific. Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, but many experts believe she crashed into the Pacific a few years later while trying to establish a record as the first woman to fly around the world.
Timothy Mellon, son of the late philanthropist Paul Mellon, filed a federal lawsuit in Wyoming last week against The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery and Richard E. Gillespie, the group’s executive director. Mellon, who lives in Riverside, Wyo., claims the group solicited $1 million from him last year without telling him it had found Earhart’s plane in its underwater search two years earlier. (AP Files ;TIGHAR/Handout; Handout / Space Imaging Corp.)
RAF Museum pulls Nazi ‘flying pencil’ from English Channel more than 70 years after it was shot down
A British museum has successfully recovered a German bomber that had been shot down over the English Channel during World War II.
The aircraft, nicknamed the Luftwaffe’s “flying pencil” because of its narrow fuselage, came down off the coast of Kent county in southeastern England more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain.
The rusty and damaged plane was lifted from depths of the channel with cables and is believed to be the most intact example of the German Dornier Do 17 bomber that has ever been found.
“It has been lifted and is now safely on the barge and in one piece,” said RAF Museum spokesman Ajay Srivastava. The bomber will be towed into port Tuesday, he added. (IAN DUNCAN / AFP / TRUSTEES OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM)