Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

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You wanted: KFC chicken buckets, Sydney train strikes, secrets of the happiest couples and nuclear war in your home town. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. How One Person Caused The Price Of Cryptocurrencies To Plunge
    It's no secret that the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be volatile, but on January 9 the entire market took an unprecedented plunge - one that it still hasn't recovered from. At the time, there was no shortage of factors to blame, from the threat of crypto-regulation by national governments to frivolous mainstream investment, but in this case, the drop in Bitcoin's value may have been the work of exactly one person.
  2. KFC's 'Bucket For One' Has 21 Pieces Of Chicken
    Last night, I was perusing KFC Australia's online menu for potential Takeaway Truths when I stumbled across something that frightened me. Under 'Menu For One', KFC lists a chicken bucket. It comprises 21 pieces of Original Recipe totalling 18,853 kilojoules. What the hell, KFC?
  3. The Secrets Of The Happiest Couples [Infographic]
    Do your relationships always end in heartbreak? You're not alone. Around 35 per cent of Australian marriages end in divorce - and that's just couples who manage to tie the knot. When you factor in dating couples and de facto relationships, the percentage of breakups is much, much higher.
  4. Hump Day Deals: Video Games, A Samsung Galaxy S8, And 2 For 1 Pizza!
    Welcome to Wednesday! Get over the hump with some retail therapy. Here are some of the best deals we've spotted today, including a cheap Samsung Galaxy S8, a brand new humble bundle, and two for one pizza. As my Scottish father says on the reg: "ye cannae whack it".
  5. Here's What A Train Driver Thinks Of The Sydney Strike
    On Monday (January 15), one of the world's biggest tennis events - the Australian Open - returns to the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. If you're stuck at work when it's all happening or don't have access to free-to-air TV for whatever reason, we have you covered! Here's how to watch the 2018 Australian Open from your desk or on your mobile phone for free.
  6. Australian Open 2018: How To Watch Live, Online And For Free
    On December 5 2017, Amazon Australia opened its virtual doors, in the dead of night. After weeks of speculation and rumour, credit cards were unleashed and bargains were ready to be hunted. Amazon didn't make any huge promises, but Aussies expected a lot from the 800-pound gorilla once they landed on our shore.
  7. Codeine Banned In Australia: Why The Arguments Don't Add Up
    From February 1, 2018 all products that contain codeine will only be available for sale in pharmacies with a prescription. This means you won’t be able to buy brands like Nurofen Plus, Panadeine or Panadeine Extra over the counter at your local pharmacy without a prescription from your doctor.
  8. Reminder: Double Demerit Points This Australia Day Weekend
    Police will be cracking down on motorists in select states and territories during the Australia Day holiday period. Double demerits will be meted out for all speeding, seatbelt and mobile phone offenses. Here are the details.
  9. Sydney Train Services To Be Severely Disrupted Australia Day Weekend [UPDATED]
    With a ban on overtime for Sydney Trains staff beginning from January 25, the flailing network will be under a lot pressure to provide services to the Sydney metropolitan area this Australia Day long weekend. An announcement late yesterday afternoon confirms that, from Thursday, train services will see major disruptions and run to a reduced timetable.
  10. See What A Nuclear Bomb Would Do To Your Hometown
    The recent and terrifying false missile alert in Hawaii has everyone asking, "What if it happened here?" While statistically, your hometown is probably not a nuclear target, historian Alex Wellerstein's NUKEMAP shows you what it would look like.


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