Take Heart, The Poor Burnt Koalas Have Broken All GoFundMe Records

I have something in my eye.

There has been hardly any good news to come out of the fire-ravaged eastern coast of Australia, but one of the most heart warming things I’ve ever seen is how the world has rallied behind the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. In fact, the GoFundMe page set up has actually just become Australia’s most successful GoFundMe ever.

The Koala Hospital originally set a goal of $25,000 so that they could buy automatic drinking stations and spread them around areas affected by fires so that koalas would have somewhere to drink in the burnt landscape. 

As I write, they’ve raised over $1.8 million. Obviously the Koala Hospital didn’t anticipate having this much money and support come their way, and the GoFundMe page has been updated to express their gratitude and let people know what their donations are going towards.

“We are also purchasing a water carrying vehicle with fire fighting capabilities to replenish the drinking stations with water as needed.  

Donations have now reached an incredible amount and we are extending the project to establish a wild koala breeding program.”

Donations to the fundraiser have come from 90 different countries, including Australia (obviously), the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Germany and Canada.

The hospital has treated 31 koalas so far, including Lewis, the koala that was rescued by a woman who took her shirt off and ran over burning embers in sandals to save. The footage went around the world, but sadly Lewis was put down after it became obvious his burns were just too bad. 

In times of disaster, people pull together in a really impressive way, and this is a perfect example of that. Koalas are such loved little creatures, and while the fires have been utterly devastating for the population, the survivors will be given the best of care with these funds. 

Anyway, I’m off to cry about koalas for the rest of my life.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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