Argentina has legalized same sex marriage, and in a nice Northern Hemisphere touch, Mexico City is offering a free honeymoon to the first Argentine couple to take advantage of that right.
Australia's new PM is an atheist. "Pollster Gary Morgan, of Roy Morgan Research, says the PM's atheism hasn't been an issue." Kudos to the reporter for not just talking to the predictable angry Christbot, but also canvassing the witch demographic.
(toilets do not actually flush the other way - the Coriolis Force has virtually no effect on something the size of a toilet bowl)