4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
60,000 Spanish residents indoors, after chemical explosion
As the cloud settled over of six districts in central Catalonia, Spain’s emergency services told residents to close their windows and seal off any means of ventilation saying “this is not a game, don’t put yourself in danger to take pictures of the cloud outside.”
Initial reports had described the cloud as toxic, but Ramon Espadaler (Es-pa-dala) of Catalonia’s interior ministry later told reporters that the chemicals were simply irritants. “Most likely it will cause itchy eyes and a runny nose, but no choking sensation.”