Featured Stories of the Week

The Worst Insult to Chinese Tea

As we were in China, I was determined to buy tea. We veered down a side street and wandered past dry cleaners and nail bars....

Juilet W
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Helium balloon mishap

I can remember being at a birthday party and having my first helium balloon experience. I was having a whale of a time, sucking out the gas and maki...

Luke Simmons
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Rattus rattus

Last summer we had a massive rat problem in our yard. They'd eaten through an entire bag of grass seed in the garden shed, as well as snail pellets, cardboard boxes and rags....

Karen Charlton
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.