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Paul Snedden has been at 17 events

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Google Local Sydney54,378RSVP HERE: http://goo.gl/lzmLthJump for joy because spring is here! Join your fellow City Experts at our Sydney Spring Fling in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy exquisite food from our edible garden, release your inner child with giant backyard games and mingle with Sydney's City Experts. This evening of fun and frivolity is sure to put a little 'spring' in your step.This event is exclusive to Sydney’s City Experts with 50+ reviews and 5 new reviews each month. If you’e not yet a City Expert, join the fun at g.co/cityexpert. How to join: Complete the RSVP form at http://goo.gl/lzmLth and write 50+ high quality reviews by 27 August if you'd like to attend.Numbers are strictly limited, so get in quick! Confirmation emails will be sent on Thursday 28 August if you're on the guest list.Sydney Spring Fling2014-09-04 18:00:0093 
Android Headlines131,301The Nexus program is rising from the grave.The Android Headlines Show Episode 702014-08-01 03:30:0043 
Jackie M1,838,432KL and the adjacent state of Selangor are the gateway to Malaysia for most of its visitors; this is where you'll find food from all different parts of the country, but what sorts of dishes are uniquely KL and Selangor in influence? Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 3 - Theme: Selangor/KL2014-07-27 10:30:007 
Jackie M1,838,432Another food hub in Malaysia that is a well-known secret among the locals and the Singaporean tourists who cross the border regularly to savour its culinary delights. I was there to film a new TV pilot there in May and was very impressed by the food we ate, even at the most inconspicuous, unglamourous outposts.  Join me as I try to capture some uniquely Johor flavours in this Hangout :) Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 7 - Johor2014-07-24 12:30:0021 
Derek Ross1,095,843The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend +Steve Albright happy! Join +Daniel Charlton , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040 
Derek Ross1,095,843The original Android Hangout Show returns!Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms.The band is getting back together... ...or at least the lead singer.I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me.I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:00100 
Jackie M1,838,432Join me in the first of my new series of Hangouts On Air - on Malaysian Ingredients!  Unlike my previous series, I'm not teaching straight-out Malaysian dishes, but rather showing how you can infuse some Malaysian Flavours into your everyday cooking :)AND I will have a guest in my studio with me - hint for those who've bought from me recently - Pink Eyebrows!Jackie M Hangout On Air - Malaysian Flavours 12013-11-21 10:30:0070 
Telstra80,398Join us next week for an exclusive insight into the minds of Telstra's resident product experts, David Saidden and Nathan Azouz, as we discuss 'Mobiles 2020.' The event is Telstra's first+Google Australia Hangout and will feature questions from industry bloggers, including +Jens Garcia and +Norman Ma. Watch the event on our page or on +YouTube, and join the conversation using #Mobiles2020 or #TelstraHangout. See you there!Telstra Hangout: Mobiles 20202013-11-06 08:00:00203 
martin shervington787,215Well, you probably know we are doing Movember but what you may not have realised is that we are going to keep you informed of every bristle along the way. Yes we are. So, please join us tomorrow for some laughs and awareness raising for the great causes of Movember.See you then!Movember: our first HOA - all welcome!2013-11-02 18:00:0030 
Sydney1,615,802The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, is back again for a 17th year! One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor sculpture exhibition returns to the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coast walk from 24 October - 10 November 2013.See the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a two kilometre long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.http://www.sydney.com/events/sculpture-by-the-seaSculpture by the Sea2013-10-24 08:00:0084 
Sydney1,615,802Art and About is Sydney's most public, collaborative art festival. It takes place from 20 September through 20 October in the streets and public spaces of Sydney and invites you to get involved .Commencing Friday, 20 September, Martin Place turns into an outdoor theatre with live music and performance. Then for the month following you'll find art, photography, performances, stories and installations all over the city. Make sure you head to Hyde Park North for a stroll through an avenue of photography in Sydney Life and Little Sydney Lives - large-scale photos of the city captured through the lenses of Sydneysiders, young and old. Snailovation - giant two-metre snails in eye-popping colours will be in the city's most public places and they will capture your hearts and imagination and much more!That's just a taster of what's on!http://www.sydney.com/events/art-and-about-sydneyArt and About Sydney2013-09-20 11:00:0028 
martin shervington787,215I am really excited to be interviewing +Marques Brownlee this Wednesday.It was great to read when +Vic Gundotra said he "is the best technology reviewer on the planet right now" and I know many people will nod their heads in agreement. As such I contacted Marques and asked if I could ask him a few questions about how he has used YouTube (which I know he loves) and Google+ to help him become the best. Oh, and I may even get a chance to see how he is getting on with Google Glass as well...This is one event you won't want to miss!p.s. I will be taking questions...Interview with Marques Brownlee!2013-08-28 20:00:00149 
Jackie M1,838,432Join me as I showcase a quick and simple way to make restaurant-quality Chicken Rendang from my new studio kitchen! #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 22013-05-30 11:30:0032 
Jackie M1,838,432Join me this Thursday as I run a series of 3 Hangouts showcasing some simple, restaurant-quality Malaysian meals you can prepare at home.Cooking Demo 1 - Char Kway Teow #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 12013-05-30 10:00:0041 
Jackie M1,838,432I've been "off-the-grid" for the best part of a week thanks to my relocation from Concord to Darlinghurst, but I will be participating in this Cooking Demo as part of #FoodieWebWeek - and it's happening in less than 12 hours!  There is a twist though - because my internet at my new digs has only just been connected and I'm not entirely confident of its robustness - instead of doing a Hangout On Air, I have a pre-recorded cooking video that I will be sharing during this timeslot EXCLUSIVE to Google Plus - so be sure to catch it to learn how to make one of the popular items from my just-now closed Concord restaurant :)Jackie M Cooking Demo Video Exclusive to Google Plus2013-05-26 11:00:0017 
Sydney1,615,802Join +Michael Sutton and +Lauren Bath as they walk us through Vivid Sydney via Google Hangout and offer a few photography tips along the way. +Vivid Sydney  is a festival of light, music and ideas that transforms the city of Sydney for 2 weeks. There are more than 60 interactive and immersive light sculptures and installations across Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour and North Sydney. One of the festival highlights is the Lighting the Sails - Sydney Opera House.We hope you can join us from where-ever you are across the world to view this colourful Sydney festival.Vivid Sydney Google+ Hangout2013-05-26 10:30:00104 
Jackie M1,838,432Listen in from anywhere during the Livestream! - http://eastsidefm.org/listen-online/ Jackie M Guest on Radio Show - Food In Focus2013-02-23 06:00:0029 

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John Hannah5,230Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-11-22 12:15:59449213
Alessandro Folghera54,798#TopEngagers   #SocialFriends   #GooglePlusFriends   #SharedCircle  Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/Quora : http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraTo be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - Do +1 t the post3 - Comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - Include the circle among your circles5 - Share the circle (include yourself)#sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-11-20 20:27:33501100
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
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Becky Collins18,073Most engaging android smartphone & tablet users Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-25 09:06:20493002
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500483454
Michael Ginsburg2,525Awesome bunch of #aussies  in this #sharedcircle  . Almost 1700 people in this circle already.If you want to be included, you MUST be Australian and preferably already active on Google+, or intend to become so.  Australian #expats living overseas are most welcome. To be added:1. +1 this post.2. Share this post publicly 3. Add me to your circles4. Request to be included.For those that are not aussies but would like to connect with a bunch of people from the "lucky country", just add this whole circle to your own.Based on the level of interest, new versions of this circle will be posted regularly. #australia   #aboutaustralia   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2014-10-17 23:35:02501000
steph wanamaker108,346#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!2014-10-17 13:48:5620335337
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John Wood16,575Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#bosmol #BosmolCircle #GrowthCIrcle #GooglePlus #CircleShare #sharedpubliccircles #kl #bd #po #office #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #google #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-10-15 06:31:14486212
Hasna Areta Zakiya914ADD CIRCLE AND SHARE#circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #Shared #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #ADD #SharingCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #Google+ #Friends #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google2014-10-12 17:22:24471000
Hasna Areta Zakiya914ADD CIRCLE AND SHARE#circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #Shared #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #ADD #SharingCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #Google+ #Friends #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google2014-10-12 17:21:32466000
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Hasna Areta Zakiya914INVITE AND SHARE#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-10-11 18:03:07466003
steph wanamaker107,669#followfriday   my must read circle !  +AccuraCast and  +Scredible you are in here!2014-10-03 20:01:5048815
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:44:19397000
Thời Trang Ebig0Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-10-02 17:36:59397000
RokSimec.com7,264To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-27 10:21:524367512
Alessandro Folghera51,900TOP VIP SEO Circle #TopSEOSharedCircle #sharedcircle #SEO  #SEOMonsters  #SEOMasters Join me on:Linkedin : http://it.linkedin.com/pub/dir/alessandro/folgheraTwitter : https://twitter.com/folgheraFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFoursquare : https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraPinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/folghera/Instagram : http://instagram.com/folghera/Quora : http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraTo be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Engage me2 - do +1 t the post3 - comment the post and give me the category you would prefer to belong (marketing, seo, photography, fashion ...)4 - include the circle among your circles5 - share the circle (include yourself)#FollowFriday   #SEO   #circleoftheday   #myseoissocial #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #afo   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers 2014-09-26 05:02:44501532674
steph wanamaker107,379#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-09-19 15:57:0019957047
Rok Šimec20,887Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!           #circleshare  2014-09-07 17:17:4748113923
Maria Morisot41,672Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle06 September, 2014RESHaRE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.orgmoanlisa.net2014-09-06 10:42:0730096128135
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Hasna Areta Zakiya914Invite, Follow, Share and FUNhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-08-30 03:43:13472002
Hasna Areta Zakiya914Invite, Follow, Share and FUNhttp://www.akusukses.com#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb 2014-08-30 03:42:00469102
steph wanamaker106,513#followfriday  This is my awesome men who comment circle2014-08-29 14:59:4519872262
Becky Collins15,853Exceptional Smartphones and Tablets Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-28 05:24:404411110
Kieu Trinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-24 06:17:10501226
Hasna Areta Zakiya914#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-08-20 09:26:16471002
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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (276 comments, 339 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (276 comments, 339 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (276 comments, 339 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

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2014-11-17 06:02:14 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

The G20 Summit

Now with free koalas.

#meanwhileinaustralia there was a group of politicians who got together for a photo opportunity. The only thing missing was Sydney Harbour Bridge.

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #g20 #obama

Image via +The Daily Telegraph​​

The G20 Summit

Now with free koalas.

#meanwhileinaustralia there was a group of politicians who got together for a photo opportunity. The only thing missing was Sydney Harbour Bridge.

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia #straya #downunder #g20 #obama

Image via +The Daily Telegraph​​___

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2014-11-14 04:40:18 (176 comments, 22 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

101 Uses for Vegemite

Do you have more?

I’ve been going crazy with Vegemite lately, eating more than I usually do....which is odd, because I usually eat a lot of it anyway. Just this morning on +Triple M, they asked for calls about what you do with it. I called and said I put it on dry Weet Bix. It's yum, trust me.

So, it got me thinking. How many uses could there be for vegemite other than just for eating it?  It took a while to put this entire list together but here it is: 101 uses for Vegemite! (via http://goo.gl/c7R8kB)

CLEANING in the kitchen
1. Naturally disinfect all surfaces {mix 1 part Vegemite with 1 part water in a spray bottle}

2. Scrub stuck on stains {make a paste with Vegemite and baking soda and scrub with a sponge}

3. Clean your dishwasher {put 1 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher and runit ... more »

101 Uses for Vegemite

Do you have more?

I’ve been going crazy with Vegemite lately, eating more than I usually do....which is odd, because I usually eat a lot of it anyway. Just this morning on +Triple M, they asked for calls about what you do with it. I called and said I put it on dry Weet Bix. It's yum, trust me.

So, it got me thinking. How many uses could there be for vegemite other than just for eating it?  It took a while to put this entire list together but here it is: 101 uses for Vegemite! (via http://goo.gl/c7R8kB)

CLEANING in the kitchen
1. Naturally disinfect all surfaces {mix 1 part Vegemite with 1 part water in a spray bottle}

2. Scrub stuck on stains {make a paste with Vegemite and baking soda and scrub with a sponge}

3. Clean your dishwasher {put 1 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes inside}

4. In place of “Jet Dry” {fill the Jet Dry cup on your dishwasher with Vegemite instead}

5. Clean out your coffee maker {pour 2 c. Vegemite and 1 c. water into the coffee maker and run a full brew cycle. Remove and replace the filter and run 2 cycles of just water}

6. Disinfect cutting boards

7. Clean and disinfect pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups, etc.

8. Clean your hands with Vegemite to remove strong onion and garlic odours

9. Keep sponges and kitchen rags fresh by soaking in Vegemite water overnight. {rinse them before using again}

10. Clean “un-washable appliances” {spray diluted Vegemite them and then just wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel.}

11.Unclog your drains

12. Natural de-greaser {clean with Vegemite and then rinse with cold water}

13. Microwave: {pour 1/4 cup Vegemite and 1 cup water in a glass bowl; microwave on high for 5 minutes; wipe clean}

14. Disinfect ice trays and remove build-up {soak ice trays in diluted Vegemite overnight and then rinse with cold water}

15. Mix Vegemite with citrus juice to freshen your garbage disposal {citrus peals work great too}

16. Naturally clean your fruits and veggies by soaking them in 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water

17. Clean a non-self-cleaning oven by spraying the inside with diluted Vegemite and then sprinkling with baking soda. Let sit for 5-10 minute and then scrub with a sponge

18. Clean your stove top

19. Remove hard water spots from stainless steel by wiping with a cloth dipped in Vegemite

20. Clean the insides of water bottles and coffee thermoses by “swishing” with diluted Vegemite — this will naturally kill any bacteria lingering at the bottom where you might no be able to reach

In the bathroom
21. Clean counters and all surfaces with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water

22. Toilets {put Vegemite directly in the toilet, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrub with toilet brush}

23. Mirrors

24. Showers and bathtubs

25. Stinky towels {wash towels with 1/2 cup Vegemite in the rinse cycle}

26. Mold and mildew {mix 3 Tablespoons Vegemite, 1 teaspoon Borax, and 2 cup hot water. Shake, spray, and let it soak for a few minutes, then rub the area with a soft brush or cloth}

27. Remove hard water stains from your shower nozzle by pouring 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water in a plastic bag. Use a rubber band to attach the bag to the nozzle and let soak for 10-15 minutes.

28. Remove limescale buildup on your shower door or in your tub by heating a small container of Vegemite to the boiling point. Pour Vegemite over the problem areas and it should loosen the lime.

29. Wash your shower curtain by putting in the washing machine with a few old towels. Use 1/2 cup laundry detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda for the wash cycle, and then 1 cup Vegemite for the rinse cycle.

30. Clean the grimy soap build up from your soap dish by soaking it in 1 part Vegemite and 1 part warm water

General home cleaning
31. Wood floors {mix 1 cup Vegemite with 4 litres warm water; clean floors with this mixture and then dry with a clean cloth}

32. Use it in a steam mop to clean most surfaces

33. Leather sofas/chairs {spray diluted Vegemite over surface and “buff” with a soft clean cloth}

34. Walls {wipe down pretty much any wall surface with a cloth dampened with diluted Vegemite}

35. Disinfect kid’s toys, books, etc. using 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water.

36. Remove dirt and stains from your mattress by blotting with a clean cloth dipped in Vegemite. If the spot is still damp, simply sprinkle a little baking soda over the area and vacuum it up.

37. Clean the filters in your dehumidifier / humidifier by soaking them in diluted Vegemite for 1 hour

38. Clean mini blinds by soaking them in a bathtub filled with warm water and a few cups of dilute Vegemite

39. Spot clean carpets by spraying a little diluted Vegemite on the spot and blotting it with a damp cloth

40. Wipe down the inside of all your refrigerator shelves and drawers for a food-safe alternative to traditional cleaners.

41. Wipe down electronics {computer keys, mouse, phone keypad, etc} by wiping with a rag dipped in Vegemite.

42. Clean residue and build-up on the inside of your washing machine by dumping in 2 cup of Vegemite and running it on the quick cycle.

43. Remove water rings from wood furniture by mixing 1 part  Vegemite and 1 part olive oil. Dip a soft cloth in the mixture and rub on the affected area {going with the grain}. Then wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

LAUNDRY - simply add about 1/2 cup to your rinse cycle to
44. Remove built-up soap residue

45. Reduce static cling

46. Naturally soften your clothes, towels, blankets, etc.

47. Stop colours from running

48. Whiten whites

49. Reduce irritation for those with sensitive skin

50. Prolong the life of your tights and nylons

51. Remove lingering odors {cigarette smell, smoke, gas}

52. Eliminate that “moldy” smell from damp towels and work-out clothes.

You can also soak/scrub items in dilute Vegemite to
53. Remove yellow stains from sweat

54. Remove blood stains {let soak for 10 minutes}

55. Remove ink stains {mix 2 parts Vegemite and 3 parts cornstarch, rub on stain, let dry, wash}

when ironing, use Vegemite to help with
56. Removing wrinkles {mist clothing with 1 part Vegemite and 3 parts water}

57. Cleaning the inside of your iron {fill the water reservoir with diluted Vegemite}

58. Cleaning the metal plate of your iron {mix 1 part Vegemite and 1 part salt and scrub the plate with this paste}

59. Eliminating scorch marks {rub the scorched area with a cloth dipped in Vegemite and then blot with a clean towel}

HEALTH & BEAUTY
60. Hair rinse {in place of conditioner}.  Just rub Vegemite in your hair and rinse well

61. Clean your children’s retainers or braces by soaking them in diluted Vegemite for a few minutes

62. Strengthen your nails by regularly dipping them in Vegemite

63. Prevent infections by rubbing small cuts with Vegemite

64. Dry up a cold sore by dabbing it with a cotton ball rubbed in Vegemite

65. Swallow 1 teaspoon of  Vegemite to help relieve constipation and/or heartburn

66. Kill lice by spraying warm dilute Vegemite onto the scalp just before the final rinse. This will break down the “glue” the nits/lice use to attach to the hair

67. Soften your cuticles by soaking in a bowl of dilute Vegemite for 5 minutes

68. Get rid of blemishes by mixing 1 part Vegemite with 10 parts water and dabbing the solution on your freshly-washed face with a clean cotton ball

69. Soothe sunburned skin by soaking a towel dilute Vegemite and then laying over the burned areas

70. Naturally whiten your teeth by dipping a toothbrush in Vegemite and brushing your teeth {only do this once a week and rinse thoroughly with water after you are finished}

71. Put Vegemite on the pad of a bandage and cover your warts. Replace with a fresh bandage every night and the warts should be gone within a week

72. Mix a few tablespoons of Vegemite in your babies bath water to help with diaper rash

73. Remove the hairspray residue from your flat iron or curling iron by wiping with a rag dipped in Vegemite

74. Clean brushes and combs by letting them sit in a 1 gallon of water mixed with 1 cup of Vegemite

HOME & GARDEN
75. Clean your windshield wipers with Vegemite to keep them functioning properly

76. Loosen rust — like rusted-on screws or rusty patio furniture by soaking the areas in dilute Vegemite

77. Keep flying bugs away from your outdoor parties by putting cider Vegemite in a shallow dish away from your food. By the end of the night, your dish will be full of “floating bugs”!

78. Make a fly trap for your kitchen by filling a mason jar half full of Vegemite. Then punch holes in the lid and put the lid back on. The flies will crawl through, but won’t be able to get out again.

79. Mosquito spray — just pour dilute Vegemite in a spray bottle and spritz on your skin. The Vegemite smell will go away after a few minutes, but you should be bug-free all night!

80. Clean the grill by scrubbing the grates with Vegemite and scrubbing with a grill brush

81. Spray it on your weeds as a natural weed killer

82. Clean all your patio furniture with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water in a spray bottle

83. Clean your lawn mower blades {rub Vegemite on the blades and scrub off}

84. Keep cats out of your children’s sand box by pouring Vegemite around the outside of the box

85. Put a few drops of Vegemite in your dog’s water bowl to neutralize his/her urine and prevent those ugly brown/yellow patches in your grass

86. Keep flies away from your pool by pouring Vegemite around the outside edges of the pool

87. Spray ripening melons and pumpkins with Vegemite to prevent mold from growing on the skin

88. Quickly clean bird droppings by spraying the area with Vegemite and then wiping with a cloth/sponge. This will also disinfect the area.

89. Keep uninvited guests out of your veggie garden by soaking several rags in Vegemite and then placing them around your garden. Repeat the process every 7-10 days.

90. Before you start painting, wipe down the surfaces with a cloth dipped in Vegemite and let dry. This will assure that all the dirt and grease is removed and the paint will adhere properly.

91. Remove the “skunk smell” from dogs {or anything else} by washing with 1 part Vegemite and 1 part water and then rinsing thoroughly with warm water.

MISC - yes, there are even a few MORE uses for Vegemite!
92. Make your favorite vinaigrette or salad dressing

93. Tenderize tough cuts of meat mixing a little Vegemite in with your other marinating ingredients.

94. Use it to “pickle” almost anything!

95. Freshen smelly shoes by spraying the insides with Vegemite, placing them in a paper bag, and then putting the bag in the freezer overnight.

96. Add 2 tablespoons of Vegemite to the water when boiling an egg to prevent the yolks from turning brown

97. Add 2 tablespoons to the water when poaching an egg to stop it from “spreading” out

98. Naturally sanitize baby bottles/nipples by washing with Vegemite and warm water and then storing in the freezer

99. Remove sticky residue from labels, stickers, gum, etc. by rubbing the area with a rag dipped in Vegemite

100. Use Vegemite and baking soda as rising agents in vegan cake 

101. Polish sliver by mixing 1/2 c. white Vegemite and 2 tablespoons baking soda together. Then letting your silver soak for 2-3 hours, rinse with cool water, and dry immediately.

Who knew you could do SOOOO many things with Vegemite!!

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-11-10 11:25:11 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

How much fun is your workplace

What do you do to unwind in the office?

It appears the many hours I spent watching Robin Hood movies as a kid have finally paid off. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my 3rd dart landed in the back of the first one (the Triple 18).

Darts is an important part of my new workplace. I actually had a game of darts during my job interview - I think they wanted to see what sort of competition they were going to have.

What do YOU do to de-stress in the office/workplace?

How much fun is your workplace

What do you do to unwind in the office?

It appears the many hours I spent watching Robin Hood movies as a kid have finally paid off. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my 3rd dart landed in the back of the first one (the Triple 18).

Darts is an important part of my new workplace. I actually had a game of darts during my job interview - I think they wanted to see what sort of competition they were going to have.

What do YOU do to de-stress in the office/workplace?___

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2014-11-07 01:34:13 (118 comments, 35 reshares, 208 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile in Sydney

Yes, it's an 18m high condom

A giant pink condom has been applied to Sydney's Hyde Park Obelisk in the early hours of the morning.

The giant condom is 18m tall and will be erect for a week to help raise awareness among gay men about how they can help end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020. 

Commissioned by +ACON – NSW’s lead agency for HIV prevention among gay men – the installation is the climax of the I’M ON safe sex education campaign.

I reckon it also makes a great new monument for our politicians...

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

via +Belinda Kamel 

#sydney   #australia   #safesex   #hiv   #aids
#noglovenolove  (h/t +steph wanamaker) 

Meanwhile in Sydney

Yes, it's an 18m high condom

A giant pink condom has been applied to Sydney's Hyde Park Obelisk in the early hours of the morning.

The giant condom is 18m tall and will be erect for a week to help raise awareness among gay men about how they can help end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020. 

Commissioned by +ACON – NSW’s lead agency for HIV prevention among gay men – the installation is the climax of the I’M ON safe sex education campaign.

I reckon it also makes a great new monument for our politicians...

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

via +Belinda Kamel 

#sydney   #australia   #safesex   #hiv   #aids
#noglovenolove  (h/t +steph wanamaker) ___

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2014-11-05 09:58:19 (75 comments, 33 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Aussie Lingo Test

How well will you score?

Have a go at matching up the typical Aussie words (1-20) with their meaning (A-T). Let everyone know in the comments how well you scored.

For extra credit, take a look at +Tradjick's OP for a massive list of Aussie sayings. There's some real Bobby Dazzlers.  

OP (http://goo.gl/lQa5AV) by +Tradjick via +steph wanamaker (and a few others, but the #GingerNinja  was first) 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #aussie   #downunder   #straya  

Aussie Lingo Test

How well will you score?

Have a go at matching up the typical Aussie words (1-20) with their meaning (A-T). Let everyone know in the comments how well you scored.

For extra credit, take a look at +Tradjick's OP for a massive list of Aussie sayings. There's some real Bobby Dazzlers.  

OP (http://goo.gl/lQa5AV) by +Tradjick via +steph wanamaker (and a few others, but the #GingerNinja  was first) 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #aussie   #downunder   #straya  ___

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2014-11-01 12:13:26 (43 comments, 11 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Sydney's Iconic Three Two Sisters

What will the tourists do now?

A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene.

The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor.

Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a precaution, the National Parks authority has closed the park.

The collapse comes as rangers raised concerns over the growing rate of erosion on the southern side.

Prime minister Tony Abbott was quick to blame the disaster on global warming, climate change and Islam.

“The big three issues facing Australians today have been brought back in to the spotlight,” says Mr Abbott.

“We won’t be sitting idly by andlet the... more »

Sydney's Iconic Three Two Sisters

What will the tourists do now?

A catastrophic rockslide has claimed one of the iconic Three Sisters this afternoon as crews scramble to secure the scene.

The biggest Sister succumbed to gravity at 1:37pm EDST and has since come to rest on the valley floor.

Police and fire teams have confirmed that nobody has been killed or injured in the disaster but as a precaution, the National Parks authority has closed the park.

The collapse comes as rangers raised concerns over the growing rate of erosion on the southern side.

Prime minister Tony Abbott was quick to blame the disaster on global warming, climate change and Islam.

“The big three issues facing Australians today have been brought back in to the spotlight,” says Mr Abbott.

“We won’t be sitting idly by and let these Islamo-eco-terrorists threaten our way of life.”

NSW Premier Mike Baird says that while it’s sad to see one of them fall, it’s nature.

“It’s a real privilege to see something like that in your life time,” says premier Baird.

“It’s sad, but exciting.”

Katoomba residents have expressed their sadness and grief over losing not only one of their favourite landmarks, but also one of their biggest cash cows.

“I don’t know what to do,” says the owner of Three Sisters Cafe & Grille, Jane Watford.

“I’m going to have to change the name of my business,” says Mrs Watford.

“I’d rather end it all than deal with ASIC again.”

#AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-27 09:43:02 (75 comments, 6 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

One for the parents

What are the great memories you have of your kids?

In the most-recent round of #CaptionMyCaption  (http://goo.gl/HvnkAz), I made mention of when my son was in Kindergarten.....he came home one day so proud of the new song he'd learned. Obviously, it was to the tune of The Adamms Family....it went like this. 

Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click
There's Sunday then there's Monday 
There's Tuesday then there's Wednesday 
There's Thursday then there's Friday 
And then there's Saturday 
Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click

It's moments like those that I cherish somuch, b... more »

One for the parents

What are the great memories you have of your kids?

In the most-recent round of #CaptionMyCaption  (http://goo.gl/HvnkAz), I made mention of when my son was in Kindergarten.....he came home one day so proud of the new song he'd learned. Obviously, it was to the tune of The Adamms Family....it went like this. 

Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click
There's Sunday then there's Monday 
There's Tuesday then there's Wednesday 
There's Thursday then there's Friday 
And then there's Saturday 
Days of the week click click
Days of the week click click
Days of the week 
Days of the week
Days of the week click click

It's moments like those that I cherish so much, but it was just one of a number of awesome memories I have of my son. I got asked by +Stephen Lord to put together a post about this memory and to ask for yours. So, here I am :-)

What are the funniest/weirdest/best/adorable memories you have of your children ? Throw 'em down in the comments, I'd love to hear them no matter what they are.___

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2014-10-20 00:31:56 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Let's talk about Sex

Now that I have your attention...

The original Beast With Two Backs has been discovered by a group of Aussie blokes in lab coats.

In a case of funding an unusual porn addiction, the geek patrol used their extensive porn library skills to determine when, exactly, sexual intercourse was "invented".

Led by Dr John Long (seriously? that's his name), the group of Aussie pioneers have determined that the first group to have sex were a species of fish in Scotland - some 6 thousand 385 million years ago.

According to Dr Long, they've now solved "the greatest mystery". Yes, that's right, even the Scottish have sex.

So, now you know.

via +ABC Australia (http://goo.gl/dp6xQb)

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Let's talk about Sex

Now that I have your attention...

The original Beast With Two Backs has been discovered by a group of Aussie blokes in lab coats.

In a case of funding an unusual porn addiction, the geek patrol used their extensive porn library skills to determine when, exactly, sexual intercourse was "invented".

Led by Dr John Long (seriously? that's his name), the group of Aussie pioneers have determined that the first group to have sex were a species of fish in Scotland - some 6 thousand 385 million years ago.

According to Dr Long, they've now solved "the greatest mystery". Yes, that's right, even the Scottish have sex.

So, now you know.

via +ABC Australia (http://goo.gl/dp6xQb)

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-15 01:11:58 (103 comments, 86 reshares, 340 +1s)Open 

Climate Change - Australian Style

Who would ever want to live in the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains are one of the most-visited tourist destinations in #Australia . The gorgeous scenery, and of course the Three Sisters, make for a nice day trip when you are in #Sydney. Yet, in recent times, the surrounding area has been ravaged by the most unusual weather. If it's not massive bushfires, then there's unseasonable snow. Snow in October? Really? 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Climate Change - Australian Style

Who would ever want to live in the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains are one of the most-visited tourist destinations in #Australia . The gorgeous scenery, and of course the Three Sisters, make for a nice day trip when you are in #Sydney. Yet, in recent times, the surrounding area has been ravaged by the most unusual weather. If it's not massive bushfires, then there's unseasonable snow. Snow in October? Really? 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-10-09 11:18:25 (114 comments, 97 reshares, 304 +1s)Open 

In Australia, everything is trying to kill you

Not quite everything, it seems.

Those guys in white coats, thick glasses and odd-looking hairstyles are always coming up with new and exciting ways to prove how awesome science is. Their latest discovery is that there is something right here in Australia that not only doesn't want to kill you, but it also helps in you not dying in the first place

Yes, you read that right.

The Blushwood Tree berry has been studied over the past few years, and scientists have discovered that it can kill face and neck tumours, plus melanomas on the skin.

That is pretty damn awesome news, considering Australia has the highest skin cancer incidence rate in the world, Australians are four times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer, and approximately two in three Australians will... more »

In Australia, everything is trying to kill you

Not quite everything, it seems.

Those guys in white coats, thick glasses and odd-looking hairstyles are always coming up with new and exciting ways to prove how awesome science is. Their latest discovery is that there is something right here in Australia that not only doesn't want to kill you, but it also helps in you not dying in the first place

Yes, you read that right.

The Blushwood Tree berry has been studied over the past few years, and scientists have discovered that it can kill face and neck tumours, plus melanomas on the skin.

That is pretty damn awesome news, considering Australia has the highest skin cancer incidence rate in the world, Australians are four times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of cancer, and approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70

Source: http://goo.gl/lQmv5x

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #aussie   #downunder   #iflscience  ___

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (276 comments, 339 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News 

Suburban Australia

Can this get any more Australian?

This could be any street in #Australia . Gorgeous blue skies overlooking the Nissan Pathfinder ( or is it a Toyota Hilux h/t +Timothy Place) in the driveway and the Holden Ute sitting by the roadside - all the while, two male kangaroos battle it out in a no holds barred deathmatch. 

From what I've found out it was filmed on the Central Coast of NSW, and is just another day in suburban Australian life

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #aussie   #straya   #downunder  

Source: +9 News ___

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2014-09-30 04:00:56 (70 comments, 22 reshares, 192 +1s)Open 

Camels and Australia

More doctors smoke camels...

Australia is famous for its wildlife - kangaroos, koalas and numerous species of snakes and spiders - but it is also home to the world's largest herd of camels. There are about 750,000 roaming wild in the outback.  Camels proved to be the perfect transport solution for the Australian Outback for a number of reasons:

- Camels can go without water for long times.

- Of the estimated 350 or so plant species that grow in the Australian Outback deserts, camels eat 325!

- Camels don't need roads. Their huge feet allow them to easily walk over soft sand that would bog anything with wheels.

- Camels don't need shoeing like horses do. They do need constant work to be happy. (Horses need a spell when they've been working under extreme conditions for too long.)

- Also, a... more »

Camels and Australia

More doctors smoke camels...

Australia is famous for its wildlife - kangaroos, koalas and numerous species of snakes and spiders - but it is also home to the world's largest herd of camels. There are about 750,000 roaming wild in the outback.  Camels proved to be the perfect transport solution for the Australian Outback for a number of reasons:

- Camels can go without water for long times.

- Of the estimated 350 or so plant species that grow in the Australian Outback deserts, camels eat 325!

- Camels don't need roads. Their huge feet allow them to easily walk over soft sand that would bog anything with wheels.

- Camels don't need shoeing like horses do. They do need constant work to be happy. (Horses need a spell when they've been working under extreme conditions for too long.)

- Also, a camel is old enough for light pack work at only three years of age, and can go on to work at least until it's forty. That's a long working life.

- The loads that camels can carry are impressive, too. A grown bull camel will carry up to 600 kg!

So, next time you see a camel, walk up and give it a kiss on the cheek and say thanks from Australia.

Original article (http://goo.gl/MZKFVy) by +BBC News via +Emma Spears 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #downunder   #aussie  ___

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2014-09-11 04:25:51 (29 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Not So Fun Facts About Aussie Kids

Yes, kids, now it's your turn.

For the last two days, I've shared Fun Facts About Aussie Sheilas (http://goo.gl/yiYU2D) and Blokes (http://goo.gl/95iIzL). Now, I was pondering doing a writeup about kids, but when this crossed my path I had to write about it as this is just so much better.

Australian Parenting website. +Kidspot, has released a comprehensive list of the best/worst bogan baby names.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines a bogan name but as you’ll notice, the laws of spelling and grammar tend to go out the window.

“I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers. But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names,” says writer +Sabrina Rogers-Anderson (sadly, a BlueHead).
<... more »

Not So Fun Facts About Aussie Kids

Yes, kids, now it's your turn.

For the last two days, I've shared Fun Facts About Aussie Sheilas (http://goo.gl/yiYU2D) and Blokes (http://goo.gl/95iIzL). Now, I was pondering doing a writeup about kids, but when this crossed my path I had to write about it as this is just so much better.

Australian Parenting website. +Kidspot, has released a comprehensive list of the best/worst bogan baby names.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what defines a bogan name but as you’ll notice, the laws of spelling and grammar tend to go out the window.

“I’m well aware that I risk ruffling a few feathers. But let it be noted, rather than putting them down, I’m celebrating the original, quirky, sometimes cute and sometimes crazy character of these bogan names,” says writer +Sabrina Rogers-Anderson (sadly, a Blue Head).

Here they are, the best most-bogan Aussie names that we're YOU are naming your children.

BEST BOGAN BOYS’ NAMES

1. Anfernee
When you take an entirely respectable name like Anthony and deform it so it sounds like you’re missing your front teeth, you gots to be bogan.

2. Ashtyn
This beaut is a top-notch example of the bogan trend that consists in misspelling names to be unique. But this one is a step up given that it’s a twist on the already boganesque name Ashton.

3. Beejay
There are so many bogue aspects to this one! It’s an initial-name (BJ) that stands for something lewd (do I have to spell it out for you?) and is then spelt out in full. Oh dear.

4. Cruz
Bogans love celebrity baby names, so this chillax (groan) moniker, chosen by both the Beckhams and Lleyton Hewitt, for their sons is a popular choice.

5. Haze
Whether it refers to the strain of cannabis known as purple haze or the smoky atmospheric phenomenon, this name is a murky choice.

6. Holden
What better way to pay tribute to your beloved ute than to name your firstborn after it? If you’re real lucky, he was even conceived in the tray. Now there’s a story for his 21st.

7. Kash
Ah, a misspell of the already mega-bogan, money-grubbing name Cash. You’d better be ready for a massive five-finger dollar-sign ring and a gold tooth on this kid.

8. Storm
Dark, tortured and gloomy things make great bogan names. Other options include Blaze, Cloud, Danger, Rebel, Rogue, Shade, Wild and Wynter.

9. Tyson
Sure, why not name your child after a bad-ass boxer with a face tattoo who did hard time for an unspeakable crime (allegedly)? Oh, but use his last name ‘cause dats mo’ bad-ass than plain ol’ “Mike”.

10. Zaiden
What I like about this one is that it’s a misspelling of the totally-made-up name Zaden. And it has that hard “Z” sound that bogans love so much right up the front.

BEST BOGAN GIRLS' NAMES

1. Caprice
French for “impulsive change of mind”, Caprice recalls a shiny Holden sedan and a clear-stilettoed stripper all at once. Not the classiest associations to be made with your daughter, but each to their own.

2. Cheyenne
Meaning “people of a different language” in Sioux, this somehow comes off as more trailer-park chic than elegantly exotic when it’s carried by a bleached blonde who says “youse”.

3. Jorja
At first glance, this looks like a sexy Spanish name – until you realise it’s just a misspelt version of Georgia. El sigh.

4. Mercedes
It’s heaps popular to name your kid after stuff you’ll never be able to afford, such as Mercedes, Chanel and Dior. You probably won’t ever see rich kids with these names. Just sayin’.

5. Nevaeh
Heaven spelt backwards. Need I say more?

6. Princ’ess
As if naming your daughter Princess isn’t bad enough, you also feel the need to insert a completely random apostrophe in the middle of it? Similar specimens include D’Lilah and Al’xandra, but at least the apostrophe actually replaces a letter in these cases. (NB: that’s what apostrophes do).

7. Rybekkah
I’ll overlook the gross misspelling of this one and zero in on the use of the double consonant. Why? Are two K’s really better than one? Apparently yes, and two X’s can be too. Just ask Foxx’s parents.

8. Shiraz
Unless you’re Persian, in which case this is a totally legit first name, you’re just begging to have your daughter labelled Queen of the Bogans. And please don’t even consider naming her sister Chardonnay.

9. Skylah
Spelling, schmelling, why don’t we just write words like we say ‘em? That simplistic philosophy is behind the wave of names like Skylah, Summah and Tayla.

10. Vegas
While it’s been a tight race down this list, I do believe that naming your baby girl after the cheapest, tawdriest, most debaucherous city in the world takes the bogan cake.

So there you have it, good people. What the hell is wrong with you all?

via +Triple M - http://goo.gl/EGtkIL

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #australian   #straya   #downunder  ___

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2014-09-09 23:04:54 (98 comments, 51 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

Fun Facts About Aussie Men

In Australia, even your lifestyle will kill you.

Yesterday, I shared some Fun Facts About Aussie Women (http://goo.gl/ZKR3zu). Today, I'd like to do the same for Aussie Men, so here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- There are 11 million males in Australia. Research shows they have generally poorer health than females.

- The average Aussie man weighs 85kg and is 176cm tall.

- On average, Aussie men have a waist measurement of 97.9cm, putting 60.3% of us at an increased risk of developing chronic disease.

- Of course, that means we're getting fatter. The average weight increased by 3.9 kg in the last 15 years.

- Living in a major city means you will live longer, with the average life expectancyin... more »

Fun Facts About Aussie Men

In Australia, even your lifestyle will kill you.

Yesterday, I shared some Fun Facts About Aussie Women (http://goo.gl/ZKR3zu). Today, I'd like to do the same for Aussie Men, so here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- There are 11 million males in Australia. Research shows they have generally poorer health than females.

- The average Aussie man weighs 85kg and is 176cm tall.

- On average, Aussie men have a waist measurement of 97.9cm, putting 60.3% of us at an increased risk of developing chronic disease.

- Of course, that means we're getting fatter. The average weight increased by 3.9 kg in the last 15 years.

- Living in a major city means you will live longer, with the average life expectancy increasing to 78.8 years (compared to 74.4 for regional Australia)

- Cancer still ranks as the big time killer down under, with an average of 64,000 new cancer cases diagnosed each year, and av average of 22,000 cancer-related deaths.  Males accounted for 57% of all new cases of cancer and 57% of all cancer deaths.

- A stunning 24.9% of Aussie males "Lacked interest in having sex", with another 23.8% of us getting it over and done with 'too soon'.

- Excessive alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for a variety of health problems, including liver and heart conditions, and poor mental health. It also contributes to accident and injury, such as motor vehicle accidents, physical violence and homicide.  58% of us admit to drinking "too much" alcohol, "drinking at levels that placed (us) at risk or high risk of harm in the long term."

- Unsurprisingly. 42% of Australian men aged 18 and over exercised sufficiently (2 in 5). This rate differed by age. Exercise rates were highest among men aged 18–24 (49%) and lowest among men aged 75 and over (30%).

- 1.3 million Australian males aged 14 years and over (41%) had used an illicit drug in the previous 12 months (‘recent use’).

- Tobacco smoking is the single most preventable cause of poor health and death in Australia. It was estimated that around 1.5 million males aged 14 and over (18% of the population) were daily smokers.

- The proportion of males who smoke tobacco differs by age and between population groups: 10% of older males (65 or over) are current smokers, compared with 22% of younger males (14–64).
males born overseas are slightly less likely to smoke (18%) compared with males born in Australia (19%).

For more interesting data, check out our Australian Health Survey findings here: http://www.abs.gov.au/australianhealthsurvey

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#australia   #straya   #downunder   #aussie  ___

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2014-09-08 23:04:40 (56 comments, 52 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

Fun Facts About Aussie Women

I say love, I say pet, I say darl.

To help celebrate Women's Health Week (last week), here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- The average Aussie woman weighs 71kg and is 162cm tall.

- She spends an average of three and half hours a week on physical activity, with common activities including fitness and gym training or jogging and running.

- In contrast, she spends about 13 hours a week watching TV and about an hour and a half chatting on the phone.

- The average weight for women has increased by more than 4kg over the last 15 years, meaning that around half of all Aussie women are now overweight or obese.

- Just over 1 million adult women are currently on a diet. Around half of this group were on a low... more »

Fun Facts About Aussie Women

I say love, I say pet, I say darl.

To help celebrate Women's Health Week (last week), here are some fun facts about Australian women from the +Australian Bureau of Statistics' recent Australian Health Survey

- The average Aussie woman weighs 71kg and is 162cm tall.

- She spends an average of three and half hours a week on physical activity, with common activities including fitness and gym training or jogging and running.

- In contrast, she spends about 13 hours a week watching TV and about an hour and a half chatting on the phone.

- The average weight for women has increased by more than 4kg over the last 15 years, meaning that around half of all Aussie women are now overweight or obese.

- Just over 1 million adult women are currently on a diet. Around half of this group were on a low calorie diet, 14 per cent were on a low carbohydrate diet and 10 per cent were on a sugar-free diet.

- That's not to say that Aussie women don't like their treats. On any given day, around 1.5 million Aussie adult women consume chocolate, and collectively they consume an average of 59 tonnes of it!

- Aussie women also love a good glass of vino, with almost one in five drinking wine on any given day.

For more interesting data, check out our Australian Health Survey findings here: http://www.abs.gov.au/australianhealthsurvey

Stand proud, ladies. In the kitchen, of course :-)

( via +MEDAXS )

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #downunder   #aussie   #aussies  ___

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2014-09-03 23:17:33 (48 comments, 17 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Australia's Forgotten Towns

Once prosperous, now a shadow of their former selves.

Like any country undergoing growth and boom periods, there are a number of town in #Australia  which were quite prosperous, bustling hives of activity. The good times are over, years have taken a devastating toll, and now few souls remain to tell the intriguing stories of these formerly rich regions.

The good folks at +Lifehacker and +news.com.au have put together a list of towns which were once booming towns during the gold rush or were just built with a specific purpose in mind. Since that time, however, they've slowly withered away to 'nothing'.

The +news.com.au article, which looks at 14 of the towns selected by +Lifehacker is here - http://goo.gl/WC13DI, whilst the original +Lifehacker map, including links to the towns Wikipedia pages is here- http:/... more »

Australia's Forgotten Towns

Once prosperous, now a shadow of their former selves.

Like any country undergoing growth and boom periods, there are a number of town in #Australia  which were quite prosperous, bustling hives of activity. The good times are over, years have taken a devastating toll, and now few souls remain to tell the intriguing stories of these formerly rich regions.

The good folks at +Lifehacker and +news.com.au have put together a list of towns which were once booming towns during the gold rush or were just built with a specific purpose in mind. Since that time, however, they've slowly withered away to 'nothing'.

The +news.com.au article, which looks at 14 of the towns selected by +Lifehacker is here - http://goo.gl/WC13DI, whilst the original +Lifehacker map, including links to the towns Wikipedia pages is here - http://goo.gl/rrBT8t. They're both a wonderful peek inside the forgotten age of Australia, well worth a look.

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #Straya   #Aussie   #downunder  ___

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2014-08-26 10:01:58 (90 comments, 84 reshares, 165 +1s)Open 

How to talk Australians

A blowey on the wall style doco from one of India's most dinkum call centre training facilities

This has been doing the rounds over the past few days/weeks, so I thought I'd gather them all together in one easy-to-share post and then, of course, add it to my #AboutAustralia  series.

This is one of the funniest short-series I've ever seen. It ranks up there with "Mind your language" with it's blatant racism, but it's also humourous and well worth a look. One of the greatest things about being an Aussie is our ability to take the piss out of ourselves at every available opportunity. 

I sincerely hope that +How to Talk Australians do a Season 2.

Episode 1 - "G'Day Knackers" - http://goo.gl/S2ZOTg

Episode 2 - "Grub" - http://goo.gl/FnZdj5
Epis... more »

How to talk Australians

A blowey on the wall style doco from one of India's most dinkum call centre training facilities

This has been doing the rounds over the past few days/weeks, so I thought I'd gather them all together in one easy-to-share post and then, of course, add it to my #AboutAustralia  series.

This is one of the funniest short-series I've ever seen. It ranks up there with "Mind your language" with it's blatant racism, but it's also humourous and well worth a look. One of the greatest things about being an Aussie is our ability to take the piss out of ourselves at every available opportunity. 

I sincerely hope that +How to Talk Australians do a Season 2.

Episode 1 - "G'Day Knackers" - http://goo.gl/S2ZOTg

Episode 2 - "Grub" - http://goo.gl/FnZdj5

Episode 3 - "Rhyming Slang" - http://goo.gl/J1Z6gO

Episode 4 - "Famous Australians" - http://goo.gl/kwbI6w

Episode 5 - "Nicknames - Hello Chopper" - http://goo.gl/iT5rQq

Episode 6 - "The Slackarse Country" - http://goo.gl/ZGYiLg

Update 28/08/2014 - 2 new episodes ( h/t +Mike Cowap )

Episode 7 - "Dunny Budgies & Budgie Smugglers" - http://goo.gl/r3bLOr

Episode 8 - "Citizenship Test" - http://goo.gl/Le6Y7O

( via +How to Talk Australians )

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-08-22 04:52:48 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Another killer found in Australia

This time it's a human STD killing koalas!

From the flat dry plains around the town of Gunnedah to wildlife parks in suburban Sydney, there is one surprising disease putting our entire koala population at risk. Chlamydia, commonly known as a sexually transmitted human infection, is hitting our koala population hard. 

The full article from +GE Australia is here - http://goo.gl/zLf8sX - for those that are interested. It includes a very cute baby koala called "Willow" from +Featherdale Wildlife Park 

The  #AboutAustralia  Series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #sydney   #koala   #dropbears   #aussie  

Another killer found in Australia

This time it's a human STD killing koalas!

From the flat dry plains around the town of Gunnedah to wildlife parks in suburban Sydney, there is one surprising disease putting our entire koala population at risk. Chlamydia, commonly known as a sexually transmitted human infection, is hitting our koala population hard. 

The full article from +GE Australia is here - http://goo.gl/zLf8sX - for those that are interested. It includes a very cute baby koala called "Willow" from +Featherdale Wildlife Park 

The  #AboutAustralia  Series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

#Australia   #straya   #sydney   #koala   #dropbears   #aussie  ___

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2014-08-13 00:39:28 (46 comments, 24 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Australia - Which state do you live in?

It wasn't always known by its modern name...

Take a look at this 1838 proposal for Australian states! Where would you have found yourself? Guelphia? Cooksland?

☑ There would have been 10 states, compared to what we now know are 7 (6+1 territory. ACT not included)

☑ Victoria was originally going to be in WA?

☑ Tasmania would have had crocodiles and Ayers Rock/Uluru instead of Tassie Tigers? The "Map of Tassie" also wouldn't be the same.

What a fascinating map this is, one that is definitely worthy of being included in the #AboutAustralia  series.

( via +Findmypast on Twitter )

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #straya  

Australia - Which state do you live in?

It wasn't always known by its modern name...

Take a look at this 1838 proposal for Australian states! Where would you have found yourself? Guelphia? Cooksland?

☑ There would have been 10 states, compared to what we now know are 7 (6+1 territory. ACT not included)

☑ Victoria was originally going to be in WA?

☑ Tasmania would have had crocodiles and Ayers Rock/Uluru instead of Tassie Tigers? The "Map of Tassie" also wouldn't be the same.

What a fascinating map this is, one that is definitely worthy of being included in the #AboutAustralia  series.

( via +Findmypast on Twitter )

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #straya  ___

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2014-08-12 02:12:26 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

BabaKiueria

When humour strikes back!

BabaKiueria ("BBQ Area") is a 1986 Australian satirical film on relations between aboriginal Australians and Australians of European descent.

The plot revolves around a role-reversal, whereby it is the aboriginal Australians who have invaded the land of stereotypical European Australians – the fictitious country of BabaKiueria.

It presents many contemporary aboriginal issues including white people as a minority, the unequal treatment of whites by the police, white children are taken from their families or white people being moved because the government needs their home for “something”. The paternalistic policies of the BabaKiueria government are defended by Wagwan, the Minister for White Affairs.

The film won the 1987 United Nations Media Peace Prize

View BabaKiueria here- http... more »

BabaKiueria

When humour strikes back!

BabaKiueria ("BBQ Area") is a 1986 Australian satirical film on relations between aboriginal Australians and Australians of European descent.

The plot revolves around a role-reversal, whereby it is the aboriginal Australians who have invaded the land of stereotypical European Australians – the fictitious country of BabaKiueria.

It presents many contemporary aboriginal issues including white people as a minority, the unequal treatment of whites by the police, white children are taken from their families or white people being moved because the government needs their home for “something”. The paternalistic policies of the BabaKiueria government are defended by Wagwan, the Minister for White Affairs.

The film won the 1987 United Nations Media Peace Prize

View BabaKiueria here - http://goo.gl/fsJ27O (It's 29 minutes in length, but very much worth watching)

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

( via Adelaide University )___

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2014-08-07 04:27:49 (46 comments, 18 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Australia

Worst country in Europe?

Forever trying to find ways of making themselves look non-German, those pesky Austrians have taken to releasing an updated map (attached). If they're going to go this far, then they need to adopt the good ol' #Aussie larrikin sense of humour. So, with that in mind, ......

How to confuse an Austrian
> Simply start with a conversation with "G'Day Mate!"
> Tell them how good you think the Vienna Boys' Choir are, especially little Bindi Irwin.
> Tell them you have definite proof that Marco Polo introduced coffee to the western world and now he wants it back.
> Deny all knowledge of WWI ("The Not-so-Great War") by saying that your mother doesn't want to talk about it.
> Deny all knowledge of WWII by saying that your school didn’t think it wasi... more »

Australia

Worst country in Europe?

Forever trying to find ways of making themselves look non-German, those pesky Austrians have taken to releasing an updated map (attached). If they're going to go this far, then they need to adopt the good ol' #Aussie larrikin sense of humour. So, with that in mind, ......

How to confuse an Austrian
> Simply start with a conversation with "G'Day Mate!"
> Tell them how good you think the Vienna Boys' Choir are, especially little Bindi Irwin.
> Tell them you have definite proof that Marco Polo introduced coffee to the western world and now he wants it back.
> Deny all knowledge of WWI ("The Not-so-Great War") by saying that your mother doesn't want to talk about it.
> Deny all knowledge of WWII by saying that your school didn’t think it was important enough to be included in the curriculum.
> OK, you may admit you knew the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the Philippines and Singapore but just didn't realize they got as far as Austria.
> OK, OK, you could say you have now seen the Japanese attack Austria, in that movie with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
> Ask them which song from "The Sound of Music" they like the best.
> Ask at the Vienna Railway Station which platform to catch the next train to Sydney.
> Ask them to show you their cellar.

Or, ....

How to offend an Austrian
> Tell them how awesome and beautiful Germany is.
> Tell them "Herman Mayer" is an overrated Skier.
> Tell them "Christoph Walz" is German and "Arnold Schwarzenegger" is American.
> Ask them if Austria is a district of Germany.
> Call them "Schluchtenscheisser".
> Tell them that people from Switzerland are better in skiing.
> Ask them if they know "Mozart" or "Falco".

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #straya  ___

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2014-08-01 01:18:35 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

History of the World, Part MDCCLXXXV

That's 1785 for you non-Roman types.

Here's a new map of the world, showing #Australia  as a humungous blob on the bottom of this rock that we call home.

I'm genuinely surprised that our northern neighbours from the land of the rising sun hadn't bothered travelling further south to make more sense out of the blob. Or, maybe they did, saw our killer wildlife, and decided that they would leave it to the British.

Either way, it's an awesome map and one worthy of being shared as part of my #AboutAustralia  series.  Thanks to +Kristin Milton for sticking it in front of my eyes.

The #AboutAustralia  Series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

This is a Japanese map of the world, circa 1785.
They flubbed Australia, but the rest of it looks amazingly good.
I think this is the first map I've ever seen from this era, where the map is centred on the Eastern hemisphere.  It makes a nice change :)___History of the World, Part MDCCLXXXV

That's 1785 for you non-Roman types.

Here's a new map of the world, showing #Australia  as a humungous blob on the bottom of this rock that we call home.

I'm genuinely surprised that our northern neighbours from the land of the rising sun hadn't bothered travelling further south to make more sense out of the blob. Or, maybe they did, saw our killer wildlife, and decided that they would leave it to the British.

Either way, it's an awesome map and one worthy of being shared as part of my #AboutAustralia  series.  Thanks to +Kristin Milton for sticking it in front of my eyes.

The #AboutAustralia  Series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

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2014-07-28 12:09:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

How much can a koala bear?

Being hit by a car, apparently.

You know those urban legends about the killer who is RIGHT OUTSIDE THE CAR?

Exhibit A. the so-called-Myth of the #Australian  Drop Bear.
Exhibit B: This - http://goo.gl/NXLLOU

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

( via +Nemo Thorx )

How much can a koala bear?

Being hit by a car, apparently.

You know those urban legends about the killer who is RIGHT OUTSIDE THE CAR?

Exhibit A. the so-called-Myth of the #Australian  Drop Bear.
Exhibit B: This - http://goo.gl/NXLLOU

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

( via +Nemo Thorx )___

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2014-07-28 04:35:15 (20 comments, 6 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Australia's smallest sex addict

Yes, even sex kills you in #Australia  

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I give to you the #Australian marsupial known as the Antechinus.

This little guy, no bigger than a mouse, has so much sex that his little body begins to disintegrate.

By the time mating season begins, this little #Aussie tropper  already stopped making sperm, so it needs to empty its stockpiles. This comes in a wild frenzy, trying to mate as much as physically possible. He ignores food and sleep, and seeks only to mate. Testosterone and stress hormone levels are at an all time high, fur begins to fall out, internal bleeding sets in, and the immune system fails, allowing gangrene to set in. Even after he is completely disheveled, he still seeks another mate, up until his dying breath.

The mating season is 2-3 weeks long andcu... more »

Australia's smallest sex addict

Yes, even sex kills you in #Australia  

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I give to you the #Australian marsupial known as the Antechinus.

This little guy, no bigger than a mouse, has so much sex that his little body begins to disintegrate.

By the time mating season begins, this little #Aussie tropper  already stopped making sperm, so it needs to empty its stockpiles. This comes in a wild frenzy, trying to mate as much as physically possible. He ignores food and sleep, and seeks only to mate. Testosterone and stress hormone levels are at an all time high, fur begins to fall out, internal bleeding sets in, and the immune system fails, allowing gangrene to set in. Even after he is completely disheveled, he still seeks another mate, up until his dying breath.

The mating season is 2-3 weeks long and culminates in the death of every antechinus male. That's life in #Australia  - even sex can kill you.

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

via +ABC Australia - http://goo.gl/M1kfjV___

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2014-07-25 04:10:16 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Aussie builds road-legal Batmobile

From the #meanwhileinaustralia  files...

What do you do when you have:
a) a passion for cars
b) a passion for superheroes
c) too much time on your hands

You build the world's first fully street-legal #Batmobile.

Read the full story by +nzherald.co.nz here - http://goo.gl/M5HNvN

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

( via +Nemo Thorx )

Aussie builds road-legal Batmobile

From the #meanwhileinaustralia  files...

What do you do when you have:
a) a passion for cars
b) a passion for superheroes
c) too much time on your hands

You build the world's first fully street-legal #Batmobile.

Read the full story by +nzherald.co.nz here - http://goo.gl/M5HNvN

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

( via +Nemo Thorx )___

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2014-07-16 11:53:48 (129 comments, 20 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

100 years ago in #Australia , racism was a board-game

"Get the Coloured Men Out and the White Men In."

How far have we really progressed since this board-game was released in 1914? There's plenty of examples of Casual Racism still in our society today, but surely nothing as horrible or shocking as this?

Was it really a left-wing future Prime Minister (Billy Hughes) who said "Our chief plan is, of course, a White Australia. There’s no compromise about that. The industrious coloured brother has to go – and remain away!”"

I normally try and add my own sense of humour when I write something #AboutAustralia , but in this case I'm just too shocked.
 
OP by +ABC Australia via +Jeff Zahari - http://goo.gl/YwNo9E

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF

100 years ago in #Australia , racism was a board-game

"Get the Coloured Men Out and the White Men In."

How far have we really progressed since this board-game was released in 1914? There's plenty of examples of Casual Racism still in our society today, but surely nothing as horrible or shocking as this?

Was it really a left-wing future Prime Minister (Billy Hughes) who said "Our chief plan is, of course, a White Australia. There’s no compromise about that. The industrious coloured brother has to go – and remain away!”"

I normally try and add my own sense of humour when I write something #AboutAustralia , but in this case I'm just too shocked.
 
OP by +ABC Australia via +Jeff Zahari - http://goo.gl/YwNo9E

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-07-16 11:27:26 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Around the World in 80 Hats

All cultures of the world use the clothes they wear to define how they live, work, and respect their history. From the first world to the third world, hat styles especially have become important iconic markers of cultural dress. The infographic provided in the link below looks at 80 culturally significant hats from all corners of the earth, showing just how wonderfully diverse and interesting humanity can be.

Because #Australia  is included, I'm adding this to my #AboutAustralia  series. The infographic includes such #Aussie  hats as:

The Slouch Hat - The Australian Army refers to the slouch hat by its official designation; Hat khaki fur felt (KFF) - to everyone else it is a ‘Slouch Hat’.

The Stack Hat - in Australia, to "have a stack" means you have crashed. So, some bright spark decided toinvent ... more »

Around the World in 80 Hats

All cultures of the world use the clothes they wear to define how they live, work, and respect their history. From the first world to the third world, hat styles especially have become important iconic markers of cultural dress. The infographic provided in the link below looks at 80 culturally significant hats from all corners of the earth, showing just how wonderfully diverse and interesting humanity can be.

Because #Australia  is included, I'm adding this to my #AboutAustralia  series. The infographic includes such #Aussie  hats as:

The Slouch Hat - The Australian Army refers to the slouch hat by its official designation; Hat khaki fur felt (KFF) - to everyone else it is a ‘Slouch Hat’.

The Stack Hat - in Australia, to "have a stack" means you have crashed. So, some bright spark decided to invent a hat to prevent cranial injuries during a stack. What else could it have been called other than the Stack Hat. Australia was the first country to introduce national legislation for the wearing of protective headgear for cyclists. So there.

The Cork Hat - Invented as a way of keeping flies away from your face, as well as a method of recycling the corks from old wine bottles, the Cork Hat doesn't get as much use these days once reusable corks were invented.

The Baggy Green - Made famous by such figures as Sir Donald Bradman, the Baggy Green is the pinnacle of sporting attire in this fine country. There's only been about 430-odd people who've worn the Baggy Green in more than a century of cricket. 

Via +Richard Cullinan 
Article by +Venere.com - http://goo.gl/eyctOK

The full #AboutAustralia  series can be found here - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-07-13 12:16:02 (47 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

CHEESE Tim Tams?

It's blasphemy! Blasphemy, I tell you.

I've written about Tim Tams before as part of my #AboutAustralia  series (see http://goo.gl/3tbjdL and http://goo.gl/GZ6x1b). I love the humble Tim Tam and it's choclate-coated goodness. So, now, I have a question?

WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO DESTROY THE TIM TAM BY PUTTING CHEESE INSIDE OF IT?

I mean, seriously?

CHEESE?

Has the world gone totally insane?

Find out here - http://goo.gl/688VLF

CHEESE Tim Tams?

It's blasphemy! Blasphemy, I tell you.

I've written about Tim Tams before as part of my #AboutAustralia  series (see http://goo.gl/3tbjdL and http://goo.gl/GZ6x1b). I love the humble Tim Tam and it's choclate-coated goodness. So, now, I have a question?

WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO DESTROY THE TIM TAM BY PUTTING CHEESE INSIDE OF IT?

I mean, seriously?

CHEESE?

Has the world gone totally insane?

Find out here - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-07-08 22:24:37 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Australia - a nation of drug-takers?

Life. Be Out Of It (h/t +Deb Yarrow) 

The +United Nations have done a study to determine which countries are the biggest users of certain types of illicit drugs.

There was a bunch of things looked at, from opiates to cocaine, and ecstasy to marijuana. Some of the results are really surprising.

For example, you'd think that #Brazil might top of the list of the biggest user of Cocaine, right? Well, nope, they came in at 8th. Though, I'd pretty sure with the World Cup being played there at the moment I reckon the percentage of use will have increased a touch.  #Scotland   is the world's #1 partaker of the white stuff, with a massive 2.4% of the population snorting their way to clear nasal passages.  #Australia  came in 4th, with 2.1% of the Australia population carrying a spare business card andmirro... more »

Australia - a nation of drug-takers?

Life. Be Out Of It (h/t +Deb Yarrow) 

The +United Nations have done a study to determine which countries are the biggest users of certain types of illicit drugs.

There was a bunch of things looked at, from opiates to cocaine, and ecstasy to marijuana. Some of the results are really surprising.

For example, you'd think that #Brazil might top of the list of the biggest user of Cocaine, right? Well, nope, they came in at 8th. Though, I'd pretty sure with the World Cup being played there at the moment I reckon the percentage of use will have increased a touch.  #Scotland   is the world's #1 partaker of the white stuff, with a massive 2.4% of the population snorting their way to clear nasal passages.  #Australia  came in 4th, with 2.1% of the Australia population carrying a spare business card and mirror in their top pocket, just for those special occasions.

Which country do you think smokes the most green? The US? Hardly, they ranked second. Australia? 7th, with 10.3%. It was #Iceland . Yes, that northerly neighbour where it's so cold you'd do anything to keep warm, it appears that as well as lighting fires they're lighting up a bong or two. 

What about E's? The US was ranked down at 8th, with only 1.2% of people popping something in their mouths before hitting the clubs. As well as being the biggest user of Cocaine, Scotland was high on the list of Ecstasy use, coming in third at 1.7%. Our good friends across the river came in second, with 2.6% of Sheep Enjoyers (also known as New Zealanders) partaking in the tablet.

It was Australia that tops the list of Ecstasy use, with a whopping 3% of the population laying down some cash to buy the pills.

All up, a fascinating study. Personally, back in my uni days, I was part of the 10.3% of cannabis users but I've never (nor will ever) use any other form of drug. That's just me. I've got no issue with drugs, per se. If you want to do that to yourself, then go for your life. I just don't trust stuff that's made in some guy's dodgy garage setup and laced with drain cleaner.

The UN's interactive map and associated data is found here - http://www.unodc.org/wdr2014/en/interactive-map.html

Pic Source: +The Daily Telegraph 

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-07-07 11:08:46 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Kangaroos have five legs

Scientists are hopping mad with excitement.

The propeller heads at +UNSW Australia have spent the last of their drug money research funds on figuring out a cure for cancer how kangaroos walk.

Why?

Well, because no one else had done it. That's why.

All you touristy types see the kangaroo hop. That's the easy bit - it's like Buzz Lightyear's "falling with style" moment, only it's jumping with a bit more style and grace than your average biped.

It's the slower "walking" style that was recently examined. What the men in white coats found was that the tail acts like a fifth leg, providing both support but also as a means of propulsion - producing more energy than the other 4 legs combined and providing up to one third of the total propulsion required to move the kangaroo... more »

Kangaroos have five legs

Scientists are hopping mad with excitement.

The propeller heads at +UNSW Australia have spent the last of their drug money research funds on figuring out a cure for cancer how kangaroos walk.

Why?

Well, because no one else had done it. That's why.

All you touristy types see the kangaroo hop. That's the easy bit - it's like Buzz Lightyear's "falling with style" moment, only it's jumping with a bit more style and grace than your average biped.

It's the slower "walking" style that was recently examined. What the men in white coats found was that the tail acts like a fifth leg, providing both support but also as a means of propulsion - producing more energy than the other 4 legs combined and providing up to one third of the total propulsion required to move the kangaroo forward.

All in all, it's a worthy edition to my #AboutAustralia series. Read the rest of the series here - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Source: http://www.science.unsw.edu.au/news/study-kangaroos-use-their-tails-fifth-leg

Pic: +Paris Hilton gets photobombed___

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2014-07-02 01:30:36 (44 comments, 50 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

Australia is the new Texas

Deadly animals escape to Ecuador!

I've written about our good friends in Texas before as part of my #AboutAustralia  series (http://goo.gl/6RFNW8). Well, here's yet another map that shows the close relationship between #Australia  and the US state that's smaller than an Aussie Sheep Farm.

This map, released before the world ended in 2012, shows the economic size of the various US states and how they compare with countries around the globe. #Texas  is economically the same size as Australia.

The bovine-rich state of Texas is America’s second largest state economy. It produced $1.4 trillion of economic output in 2012, placing it just slightly behind the world’s 13th largest country by GDP – Australia – with $1.56 trillion of economic output. Texas also produced an overwhelming amount of methane, due to thestate bein... more »

Australia is the new Texas

Deadly animals escape to Ecuador!

I've written about our good friends in Texas before as part of my #AboutAustralia  series (http://goo.gl/6RFNW8). Well, here's yet another map that shows the close relationship between #Australia  and the US state that's smaller than an Aussie Sheep Farm.

This map, released before the world ended in 2012, shows the economic size of the various US states and how they compare with countries around the globe. #Texas  is economically the same size as Australia.

The bovine-rich state of Texas is America’s second largest state economy. It produced $1.4 trillion of economic output in 2012, placing it just slightly behind the world’s 13th largest country by GDP – Australia – with $1.56 trillion of economic output. Texas also produced an overwhelming amount of methane, due to the state being America's largest home of cows. And bullshit :-)

Source: http://goo.gl/0jmq7h ( via +Michael Ciha )

The rest of the #AboutAustralia  series can be found here - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-06-26 23:47:29 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Long live Paul 

Long live Paul ___

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2014-06-15 09:52:54 (50 comments, 15 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

It's tough being an Aussie

Don't believe me? Ask Twitter

You see, last night was #AustralianProblemsNight over on Twitter.  Now, normally this would involve various mentions of our killer koalas, sharks, snakes, spiders, etc, or maybe even the odd mention of a politician or two, but what else is there that Australians think is a problem? What do YOU think are our biggest problems?

Let me know in the comments below, check out the whole #AustralianProblemsNight  stream here - http://twitter.com/hashtag/australianproblemsnight and don't forget to look at the rest of the #AboutAustralia
series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

It's tough being an Aussie

Don't believe me? Ask Twitter

You see, last night was #AustralianProblemsNight over on Twitter.  Now, normally this would involve various mentions of our killer koalas, sharks, snakes, spiders, etc, or maybe even the odd mention of a politician or two, but what else is there that Australians think is a problem? What do YOU think are our biggest problems?

Let me know in the comments below, check out the whole #AustralianProblemsNight  stream here - http://twitter.com/hashtag/australianproblemsnight and don't forget to look at the rest of the #AboutAustralia
series - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-06-13 11:12:51 (55 comments, 22 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

How to speak Stralyan

Avagoyamug!

From Tassie to Straddie, from Freo to the Gong, there’s one language we all share. Loved by the Sandgropers, used by the Crow eaters, embraced by the Banana benders and spoken by the Cockroaches and the Mexicans, from the Territorians to the Taswegians the language we know and love is Stralyan.

ARVO
The time after midday and before evening.

BRISSIE
The capital of Queensland. Also known as Brisvegas.

C’MON
A cheer of encouragement, yelled at sporting events. (Come on!)

DINKI DI
True blue, patriotic.

EAR
In this spot. As opposed to “there”.  As in, “come over ear!”.

FROG & TOAD
The road.

G’DAY
A greeting.  The most widely used Aussie term.

HAROLDHOLT
R... more »

How to speak Stralyan

Avagoyamug!

From Tassie to Straddie, from Freo to the Gong, there’s one language we all share. Loved by the Sandgropers, used by the Crow eaters, embraced by the Banana benders and spoken by the Cockroaches and the Mexicans, from the Territorians to the Taswegians the language we know and love is Stralyan.

ARVO
The time after midday and before evening.

BRISSIE
The capital of Queensland. Also known as Brisvegas.

C’MON
A cheer of encouragement, yelled at sporting events. (Come on!)

DINKI DI
True blue, patriotic.

EAR
In this spot. As opposed to “there”.  As in, “come over ear!”.

FROG & TOAD
The road.

G’DAY
A greeting.  The most widely used Aussie term.

HAROLD HOLT
Run. As in, “do the Harry Holt” (do the bolt). Also our 17th Prime Minister.

IFFY
Dodgy, bodgy, shonky, shifty.

JOE BLAKE
Snake. As in, “I just saw a Joe Blake on the Frog & Toad so do the Harold Holt!”

KWEE
The opening words of a request as in, “Kwee have lunch at Maccas?”.

LUCKY COUNTRY
This great land, Oz, Down Under, Stralya.

MATE
Used at the end of most sentences. A friend, or stranger - anyone.

NILLY
Close, soon. “You nilly hit me!”

O.S
(Overseas) The rest of the world.

PROLLY
Likely. “I’ll prolly be home late”. Gen Z would say “probs”.

QUID
Money. “It’ll cost you a few quid”.

RIPPER
Great, fantastic.  Normally proceeded by “you little...”

SNAGS
When cooked on a barbie and eaten on bread with sauce, it’s a national dish!

TRACKIE DACKS
Tracksuit pants. Worn by men and women - and often shared. Unofficial national dress.

UTE
The Aussie car of choice. To call it a “pickup truck” would be, well, un-Australian.

VEG OUT
To relax. What the younger generations may call “chillaxing”.

WHATCHAMACALLIT
A thingo, a whatsit, a dooberwhacky.

X
Plural of egg.  Great when cooked on the barbie.

YESDEE
The day before today.

ZACK
Money. As in, “He hasn’t got zack”.

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF
#Australia   #straya   #stralya  

( via +McCrindle - http://goo.gl/8G736G )___

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2014-06-12 12:03:39 (27 comments, 13 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

42 Things #AboutAustralia  Worth Knowing

Who are we, really?

Much more than an island filled with animals trying to kill us, #Australia  is well known as being a great place to live. But, how much do you really know about it? Here's #42things  about Australia to test your knowledge.

1. If Australia were a city, at 23.5 million it would still only be the world’s seventh largest (after Tokyo, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Jakarta, Seoul and Delhi).

2. Western Australia grows by more people every 48 hours than Tasmania adds every year (500 people).

3. Only 1 in 10 Australians uses public transport to get to work and more people walk to work than catch a bus.

4. The average street of 100 households has 10 babies (aged under 3), 27 cats and 45 dogs.

5. The average Australian stays with their employer just 3 yearsand ... more »

42 Things #AboutAustralia  Worth Knowing

Who are we, really?

Much more than an island filled with animals trying to kill us, #Australia  is well known as being a great place to live. But, how much do you really know about it? Here's #42things  about Australia to test your knowledge.

1. If Australia were a city, at 23.5 million it would still only be the world’s seventh largest (after Tokyo, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Jakarta, Seoul and Delhi).

2. Western Australia grows by more people every 48 hours than Tasmania adds every year (500 people).

3. Only 1 in 10 Australians uses public transport to get to work and more people walk to work than catch a bus.

4. The average street of 100 households has 10 babies (aged under 3), 27 cats and 45 dogs.

5. The average Australian stays with their employer just 3 years and 4 months – only a third of the way towards long service leave. If this plays out in the lifetime of a school leaver today it means they will have 17 separate employers in their lifetime.

6. What’s called a boonie in Western Australian, is called a westie in NSW and in Queensland it’s a bogan.

7. Sydney makes for a fascinating study in populations by gender, with Pyrmont having 3.6 per cent more males than females whereas the next suburb over the Anzac bridge, Balmain, has 8.7 per cent more females than males.

8. Victoria is the state with the highest ratio of females to males (98 males to every 100 females), with 58,399 more women than men.

9. The number of Australians identifying their religion as Christianity is eight times larger than all other religions combined.

10. One in 10 households has a net worth exceeding $1.6 million, and one per cent of households have wealth above $5 million.

11. In Australia there are almost 100,000 more women than men, with six out of our eight states and territories experiencing a man drought.

12. While approximately one in five (22%) Australians are Baby Boomers, they own over 50% of the nation’s private wealth.

13. Three decades ago the median age of an Australian was 30.5, today it is 37.3 and in 2044 it is projected to be 40.

14. Life expectancy at birth three decades ago was 76, today it is 82 and in 2044, it is projected to be more than 90.

15. The average Australian spends 10 hours and 19 minutes each day on screen time – and due to ‘multi-screening’ this is achieved in just under eight hours of linear time.

16. By the time generation Z (five-19-year-olds) begin to retire (beginning in 2063) the average median capital city house price will exceed $2 million and the average retiree will need $600,000 more than today for a comfortable retirement.

17. If you lived on an average sized street in Australia comprised of 100 households, on that street there would be a marriage every 9 months, a death every 7 months and a birth every 14 weeks.

18. The year the queen came to the throne (1952), just 40 Australians turned 100. Last year, more than 2600 Australians turned 100.

19. Currently there are almost 105 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls born in Australia

20. On average, women in Australia outlive men by four years.

21. The most widely said Australianisms are “no worries” (74 per cent of Australians have used this phrase), “arvo” (73 per cent), and “G’day” (71 per cent).

22. Less than half of Australians use rhyming slang such as “Joe Blake” (snake) – 44 per cent, “Captain Cook” (look) – 28 per cent, and “Frog and Toad” (road) – 25 per cent.

23. Swimming costumes in Queensland are known as togs, in NSW cossies, but in Victoria, bathers. And while Victorians use the word cantaloupe, in the rest of the country the fruit is known as rockmelon.

24. Australia is currently growing by 1 million every 2 years – that’s an additional Adelaide every 2.5 years.

25. Melbourne’s iconic trams carry four times as many people to work as Sydney’s iconic ferries.

26. The average Australian car drives 14,000km a year which means Australians, in their more than 13 million vehicles drive a combined 182 billion kilometres annually – that’s to Pluto and back 20 times a year.

27. Melbourne has more bicycle commuters than any other city in Australia (25,594). In fact 41 per cent of all women who ride to work in Australia live in Melbourne.

28. Three decades ago almost two in three Australians were married while today less than half are, and the “never married” proportion of Australians has increased from a quarter to a third.

29. Three decades ago the average full time worker took home just under $19,000 a year in a time when the average house price was less than $150,000. Today annual earnings exceed $73,000 with the average house price in most capital cities exceeding $520,000.

30. A quarter of Australians (24%) has a university degree but for generation Y it is more than one in three people.

31. There are more people in Sydney today than lived in all of Australia a century ago.

32. A quarter of Australians (27 per cent) were born overseas and almost half of Australian households (46 per cent) had at least one parent born overseas.

33. More than half of the population state that they are about average in happiness, 29 per cent say they are happier than average, and 17 per cent are less happy than the average.

34. The average age of a first marriage is 29.8-years-old for men and 28.1 for women.

35. The median age at which men first become a dad is 33, and women have their first child at 30.7 years.

36. One in five Australians will marry more than once, and one in three Australian marriages will end in divorce.

37. Sixty per cent of all weddings in Australia take place on a Saturday.

38. Australia is growing faster (1.8 per cent a year) than any other country in the OECD.

39. Australia’s death rate is at an highest low. And Sydney is the state capital with the lowest probability of death (5.3 deaths per 1,000) while Darwin and Hobart have the highest capital city death rates (6.6).

40. Today’s baby boom is twice as large (exceeding 310,000 annual births) than when the original Baby Boom began in 1946 (fewer than 150,000 births).

41. Within a decade, couple-only households (currently 30 per cent of all households) will be Australia’s most common household type - more numerous than couple and kids households (currently 33 per cent).

42. There are almost as many passenger vehicles (13.3 million) as there are adults in Australia.

Source: http://goo.gl/pyvZsz

The full #AboutAustralia  series can be viewed here - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Animated gif created by +Adam Corbin (thanks bud)

#Australia   #straya   #downunder  ___

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2014-06-09 08:26:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Friendship: a handy guide

Sometimes it’s difficult to make friends.

So our good friends at the NT News (ntnews.com.au) have put together the Top End's Guide to Friendship.

It includes such gems as:

1. Be prepared to sacrifice things for us – such as comfortable temperatures and swimmable beaches.

2. Be honest. If our going-out thongs don’t match our mankini, tell us. We probably won’t take your advice, but we’ll get a good laugh out of how silly Southerners are.

3. Don’t judge us. Iced coffee is a legitimate accompaniment to any meal, or as a meal replacement. Publicly splashing water on your armpits is acceptable behaviour here. As is going to the shops barefoot.

4. Respect our beliefs. If we say we’ve seen a UFO, had a horny ghost in our house or own a talking cat, don’t come at us with your lamescience-based d... more »

Friendship: a handy guide

Sometimes it’s difficult to make friends.

So our good friends at the NT News (ntnews.com.au) have put together the Top End's Guide to Friendship.

It includes such gems as:

1. Be prepared to sacrifice things for us – such as comfortable temperatures and swimmable beaches.

2. Be honest. If our going-out thongs don’t match our mankini, tell us. We probably won’t take your advice, but we’ll get a good laugh out of how silly Southerners are.

3. Don’t judge us. Iced coffee is a legitimate accompaniment to any meal, or as a meal replacement. Publicly splashing water on your armpits is acceptable behaviour here. As is going to the shops barefoot.

4. Respect our beliefs. If we say we’ve seen a UFO, had a horny ghost in our house or own a talking cat, don’t come at us with your lame science-based debates. Let us be.

5. Forgive us. With the amount of alcohol consumed up here, we’re sure to do something that will piss you off somewhere along the line.

6. Be a good listener. This will be a huge test for a new mate, because Top Enders are known to moan about many things: barking dogs, jet noise, supermarket carparks, bad drivers, AJs, the cost of living, minor traffic congestion, Southerners, the queues at Mindil Markets, crackers not on cracker day – to name a few. We also enjoy talking about topics like crocs, the paranormal, storms, fishing, house prices, the weather, and mould. Just listen – if you can hear us over the jet noise, storms dogs and crackers.

7. Love us unconditionally. We know we’re a sweaty, sweary, strange lot. Learn our language and embrace the perspiration. Literally. We will want hugs at some point, and it’s not going to be pretty.

8. Trust us. Believe us when we tell you a waterhole is croc-free – especially if we jump in for a dip ourselves. And have faith in our weather forecasting abilities. Wet and Dry aren’t too tricky and, for anything else, every Territorian is quietly checking the BOM half-hourly.

What do we think? Is this a fair guide for our northern most cousins? Is this typical of the rest of #Australia?

The entire article can be seen here - http://ntnews.com.au/news/opinion/friendship-ntstyle-a-handy-guide/story-fnk0b216-1226947371858 ( via +Viscount Anthony Fuller )

Learn more #AboutAustralia - http://goo.gl/688VLF ___

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2014-06-08 06:43:48 (35 comments, 12 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

What can eat a HUGE 2.7-metre-long great white shark?

The #Godzilla of #Australia, of course.

Some guys in white lab coats tagged a Great White Shark to track its movement and, ya know, just for kicks. But what they found was truly stunning.

The tracking device washed up on a beach in Australia four months later, just 4km (2 1/2mi) away.

According to the Pocket Protectors, the shark was eaten. Eaten. What on earth could eat a shark THAT BIG?

Any guesses?

Check out the full #AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Via +news.com.au - http://news.com.au/technology/science/godzilla-huge-shark-eaten-by-mystery-sea-monster-according-to-scientists/story-fnjwkt0b-1226947396017

#meanwhileinaustralia
#onlyinaustralia

What can eat a HUGE 2.7-metre-long great white shark?

The #Godzilla of #Australia, of course.

Some guys in white lab coats tagged a Great White Shark to track its movement and, ya know, just for kicks. But what they found was truly stunning.

The tracking device washed up on a beach in Australia four months later, just 4km (2 1/2mi) away.

According to the Pocket Protectors, the shark was eaten. Eaten. What on earth could eat a shark THAT BIG?

Any guesses?

Check out the full #AboutAustralia series - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Via +news.com.au - http://news.com.au/technology/science/godzilla-huge-shark-eaten-by-mystery-sea-monster-according-to-scientists/story-fnjwkt0b-1226947396017

#meanwhileinaustralia
#onlyinaustralia___

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2014-06-03 07:40:33 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The #CaptionMyCaption game

If you want to play.....

Circle +Caption My Caption

You won't regret it.

Round 57

It's taken longer than expected to get here, but here we are. 

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified for each new #CaptionMyCaption round, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) or simply just circle +Caption My Caption 

The previous winners of  #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

My thanks once again to #TeamCMC  for helping with the data entry and ideas. You guys rock. +Adam Corbin +Stephen Lord and +Chris Anderson 

THE LEADERBOARD
Ok, what you see below is a breakdown of the current leaderboard for #CaptionMyCaption . Each 1st place has been allocated 3 points, 2nd place has been awarded 2 points and 3rd place gets 1 point.  There can be only one winner, but with rounds where there have been multiple runners-up then no 3rd place has been assigned.

The numbers next to each name are Victories, 2nd's, 3rd's and Total.

With the victors go the spoils
As you can see, it's tight at the top, Whilst Rob has had more high-placed podium finishes than Stephen, the number of +1s that Stephen has had on his wins is greater than the number that Rob has achieved, hence why Stephen is currently winning. Details for the +1s and other things will be coming soon...
1. +Stephen Lord  7 7 6 41
2. +Rob Elliott  7 8 4 41

The rest of the Top 10
The real action is the battle for 3rd place, with all 8 players gathered within a 10 point range. I've included +Lady Fran W in the Top 10, only because she's in equal 10th place on points.
3. +Andrew Paul Whyte  5 4 0 23
4. +Adam Corbin  4 3 4 22
5. +Mark Graveson  2 4 6 20
6. +Bill Holder  4 3 1 19
7. +Jo Inman  3 4 1 18
8. +Steve Brady  3 4 1 18
9. +Kamal Tailor  3 3 0 15
10. +Paul Snedden  3 2 0 13
11. +Lady Fran W  2 2 3 13

The rest of  the leaderboard
This is the real growth area for the game, as there's a few players on the cusp of joining the Top 10. Lift your game, people! There's also a large number of one-timers who scored some points but didn't participate again. I'm hoping that the +mention that they get with this post will reignite their passion :)  Unfortunately, however, there's a couple of people who I simply couldn't determine without a lot more digging - time for which I do not have at the moment.
+Neale Oxley  1 1 4 9
+Petros Yannoutsos  0 3 3 9
+Jeremy Parton  1 3 0 9
+Jim Munro  0 4 0 8
+Chris Anderson  1 2 0 7
+Mark Drysdale  1 1 2 7
+Clint Fudge  1 2 0 7
+Steven J Davies  1 1 1 6
+Samantha Higgins  1 0 1 4
+Darren Covell  1 0 0 3
+Merit Aset  1 0 0 3
+Carlo Malonzo  1 0 0 3
+Jenn Bunnie  1 0 0 3
+Kathryn van Nieuwkerk  1 0 0 3
+Scott Lile  1 0 0 3
+Sy Bernot  1 0 0 3
+Amanda Vanderpool  0 1 0 2
+Angela Skellams  0 1 0 2
+Deej Saitta  0 1 0 2
+Gabriel Hodges  0 1 0 2
+greg batton 0 1 0 2
+James Clifton  0 1 0 2
+Josef Aaron Eco  0 1 0 2
+keith nash 0 1 0 2
+Krisnadi Wicaksono  0 1 0 2
+Megan Huddle  0 1 0 2
+michael glatt 0 1 0 2
+Michael Ni  0 1 0 2
+Michael Moore 0 1 0 2
+Niall Cook 0 1 0 2
+Thomas Morffew  0 1 0 2
+Kris Densley  0 0 1 1
+Chris Dewis  0 0 1 1
+Cindy Grotz  0 0 1 1
+Dan Rippon  0 0 1 1
+Ivor Biggins  0 0 1 1
+John O'Driscoll  0 0 1 1
+Kim Flowers  0 0 1 1
+Mandy Abela  0 0 1 1
+Paul Hartzer  0 0 1 1
+Susannah Birch  0 0 1 1___The #CaptionMyCaption game

If you want to play.....

Circle +Caption My Caption

You won't regret it.

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2014-05-30 08:20:04 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile, in Australia

Aussie Truckies FTW

When you see it...___Meanwhile, in Australia

Aussie Truckies FTW

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2014-05-29 22:15:08 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The #CaptionMyCaption  game is moving

#Captionees  - Be Aware!

We've played 56 Rounds so far, which is nothing short of amazing to me. I gave the game a lifespan of about 20 rounds, so to be approaching triple that is awesome. My thanks to you, the #Captionees  - I created the game for you to have some fun, but also to help me to get to know some of you a little better. It's been an interesting journey, from the early days of the #NoMarkGravesonClub  to the multiple winners and the competition that now exists between some players. It's great to see, and I hope that it continues for many more rounds to come.

So...

I've decided to move the game to its own Google+ Page, at +Caption My Caption. I've done this to help separate my profile from the game and also to 'formalise' it a little more. If you would like to continue to beann... more »

Who wants in?___The #CaptionMyCaption  game is moving

#Captionees  - Be Aware!

We've played 56 Rounds so far, which is nothing short of amazing to me. I gave the game a lifespan of about 20 rounds, so to be approaching triple that is awesome. My thanks to you, the #Captionees  - I created the game for you to have some fun, but also to help me to get to know some of you a little better. It's been an interesting journey, from the early days of the #NoMarkGravesonClub  to the multiple winners and the competition that now exists between some players. It's great to see, and I hope that it continues for many more rounds to come.

So...

I've decided to move the game to its own Google+ Page, at +Caption My Caption. I've done this to help separate my profile from the game and also to 'formalise' it a little more. If you would like to continue to be annoyed notified each time a new round starts then make sure you add +Caption My Caption to your circles.

I'd also like to mention #TeamCMC , a group of weirdos Google Plussers who are helping me build some back-end stuff. +Adam Corbin has been captioning the winning images for a very long time. Dude, you rock. +Stephen Lord and +Chris Anderson have both been giving me ideas and advice recently, which I always appreciate.  We're developing a Leaderboard at the moment, more information about that will be coming in due course.

For now, circle +Caption My Caption. And, thank you again for your ongoing support. 

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2014-05-28 02:38:30 (177 comments, 10 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Round 56

I can imagine the sort of captions this will get...

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

Round 56

I can imagine the sort of captions this will get...

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb___

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2014-05-26 12:01:11 (30 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The True Blue Aussie Quiz

This one's a toughy!

As always, the answers are provided below. Don't Cheat, but let me know how you went in the comments below.

Question 1. What does the saying 'ducks on the pond' mean?
A) Very calm weather
B) To get cold feet
C) Look out – a female is approaching
D) Hard work going unrecognised

Question 2. Why was a Bondi tram said to 'shoot through'?
A) The Bondi express route ran downhill so it seemed to be a faster service
B) Conductors used to carry firearms to protect themselves from tram-jackings in the late 1950s
C) The Bondi express tram ran straight through from Darlinghurst to Bondi
D) This was a joke—the trams were always slow and late

Question 3. Why is a Mallee bull considered fit?
A) They are not – it issarca... more »

The True Blue Aussie Quiz

This one's a toughy!

As always, the answers are provided below. Don't Cheat, but let me know how you went in the comments below.

Question 1. What does the saying 'ducks on the pond' mean?
A) Very calm weather
B) To get cold feet
C) Look out – a female is approaching
D) Hard work going unrecognised

Question 2. Why was a Bondi tram said to 'shoot through'?
A) The Bondi express route ran downhill so it seemed to be a faster service
B) Conductors used to carry firearms to protect themselves from tram-jackings in the late 1950s
C) The Bondi express tram ran straight through from Darlinghurst to Bondi
D) This was a joke—the trams were always slow and late

Question 3. Why is a Mallee bull considered fit?
A) They are not – it is sarcasm
B) They survive in very difficult conditions
C) Mallee country is lush and the stock are well fed and healthy
D) It comes from the word 'malleable'

Question 4. Where did the word dinkum originate?
A) British Midlands term dinkum, meaning a 'a fair share of work'
B) Chinese word ding kam, meaning 'top gold'
C) American slang, dang kids, an expression of surprise
D) The sound a nugget of gold makes when it hits the edge of the pan

Question 5. The term 'furphy', any untrue rumour or absurd story, came from what?
A) It sounded similar to 'furry' or 'fuzzy', descriptive of the facts within a rumour
B) The carts used to transport water during World War 1
C) A container used to send messages via pigeon
D) A river in Egypt whose water is quite stagnant and muddy

Question 6. Where did the word 'billy' originate?
A) Originally a bucket or container used to carry water around goat farms
B) Named after a notable convict turned tea blender in the early day of the colony
C) Tea that was imported from India came in a cylindrical tin called a billi
D) Scottish dialect word meaning 'cooking utensil'

Question 7. The origins of the term 'plonk' stem from?
A) Pirate culture where men were given one last drink before walking the plank
B) The First World War mispronunciation of the French term – 'vin blanc'
C) German settlers' term for someone who would drink himself or herself unconscious ' Ker-plonk'.
D) Nineteenth Century English terminology for someone who would drink excessively, a 'plonker'

Question 8. The origins of the term 'To big note yourself' derive from:
A) The physical size of the big-noter's money
B) The volume at which a big-noter speaks in order for everyone to hear how well they are doing
C) The fact that wealthy people were well fed and often became quite big
D) The Italian term 'bigge-noté' meaning a high level of confidence

Question 9. Where does the term 'trackie daks' come from?
A) The baggy trousers commonly worn by Aboriginal trackers
B) Combination of track pants, shortened to trackie, and Daks, a trade name for men's pants
C) General term for pants
D) Term used for the woollen lining in men's trousers

Question 10. Which of the following are not specifically associated with Australian senses of the word 'squatter'?
A) Unlawful occupation of an unoccupied building
B) Aristocratic land ownership
C) Wealth and power
D) Grazing livestock on a large scale of Crown land without legal title

Question 11. Why are bandicoots thought to be miserable creatures?
A) The male only mates once in their lifetime, after which they are eaten by the opposite sex
B) Their long face suggests unhappiness
C) In a dreamtime story the bandicoot had its nose stretched by a dingo
D) Because at night the call of the bandicoot sounds like a baby crying

ANSWERS BELOW - NO CHEATING

Answer 1
C) Look out – a female is approaching

Answer 2
C) The Bondi express tram ran straight through from Darlinghurst to Bondi

Answer 3
B) They survive in very difficult conditions

Answer 4
A) British Midlands term dinkum, meaning a 'a fair share of work'

Answer 5
B) The carts used to transport water during World War 1

Answer 6
D) Scottish dialect word meaning 'cooking utensil'

Answer 7
B) The First World War mispronunciation of the French term – 'vin blanc'

Answer 8
A) The physical size of the big-noter's money

Answer 9
B) Combination of track pants, shortened to trackie, and Daks, a trade name for men's pants

Answer 10
B) Aristocratic land ownership

Answer 11
B) Their long face suggests unhappiness

Source: http://goo.gl/f1eQMZ via +National Museum of Australia 

The full #AboutAustralia  Series is here - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-05-24 10:47:00 (125 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Round 55

Write it up, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

Round 55

Write it up, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb___

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2014-05-22 12:24:36 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Weekend at Bernie's III

Bernie Down Under.

I saw this dude this afternoon at a major train station here in Sydney. He looked so much like Bernie that I just had to snap a sneaky shot and share it with you..

The freaky part about it is that he just sat there for a good three or four minutes without moving. At all. I thought at one stage that he might have been a mannequin. Or Bernie :-)

Weekend at Bernie's III

Bernie Down Under.

I saw this dude this afternoon at a major train station here in Sydney. He looked so much like Bernie that I just had to snap a sneaky shot and share it with you..

The freaky part about it is that he just sat there for a good three or four minutes without moving. At all. I thought at one stage that he might have been a mannequin. Or Bernie :-)___

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2014-05-21 23:06:30 (62 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Round 54

Nananananananananananananananana, CAPTION

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

( image via +Denise Anderson ) 

Round 54

Nananananananananananananananana, CAPTION

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

( image via +Denise Anderson ) ___

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2014-05-19 06:22:44 (41 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Round 53

Party on, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

Round 53

Party on, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb___

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2014-05-18 06:22:20 (40 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Australia has always had a drinking problem

Now, finally, here's the proof.

The +State Library of New South Wales has released a series of photos that date back to the 1880s, the purpose of which was to educate people the Five Stages of Inebriation - which, according to +news.com.au reporter, Jenni Ryall, are :

Stage 1 - You’ve had a couple and can hold your own. Conversation is flowing and people are interested in what you have to say.

Stage 2 - This is the moment you find your groove and you are charming the pants off anyone who speaks to you.

Stage 3 - You can’t fight the honesty stumbling from your mouth. A few of the more sober people have started to back away or head home. You decide you’re in for the long haul and continue pleasing the crowd with your slurring wit.

Stage 4 - Find thenearest... more »

Australia has always had a drinking problem

Now, finally, here's the proof.

The +State Library of New South Wales has released a series of photos that date back to the 1880s, the purpose of which was to educate people the Five Stages of Inebriation - which, according to +news.com.au reporter, Jenni Ryall, are :

Stage 1 - You’ve had a couple and can hold your own. Conversation is flowing and people are interested in what you have to say.

Stage 2 - This is the moment you find your groove and you are charming the pants off anyone who speaks to you.

Stage 3 - You can’t fight the honesty stumbling from your mouth. A few of the more sober people have started to back away or head home. You decide you’re in for the long haul and continue pleasing the crowd with your slurring wit.

Stage 4 - Find the nearest wheelbarrow and get in. Although someone should probably push you home, you take a breather and drink on. This is where the night gets wild.

Stage 5 - No memory. Somehow you end up in your home, fully clothed, lights on, lying on a pile of kebab meat. At least you still have your hat on.

The pics can be found at the State Library website - http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/album/albumView.aspx?acmsID=456945&itemID=862622

It appears, things have not changed that much since the mid-19th century.

( via +news.com.au - http://goo.gl/M22TfJ )

#AboutAustralia  - http://goo.gl/688VLF___

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2014-05-15 00:10:02 (68 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Round 52

Yeeeeeeeeeeeha!

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

Round 52

Yeeeeeeeeeeeha!

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb___

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2014-05-12 05:17:29 (119 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Round 51

Giddy Up, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb

Round 51

Giddy Up, #Captionees  

Take a look at this image and provide a caption by commenting below, and don't forget to give a +1 to any of the other comments that you find amusing. The winner is the person with the most +1s on their comment. Feel free to +1 and/or share the post itself, if you so choose, just to let me know if you like the image or not and to expand the game just that little bit more.

If you'd like to be notified when I post the #CaptionMyCaption images, please leave a comment here (http://goo.gl/bKXp5Q) 

The previous winners of   #CaptionMyCaption  can be found here - http://goo.gl/xVMKq8. And, thanks to +Adam Corbin the images with the winning captions can be found here -  http://goo.gl/wRo8vb___

2014-05-11 11:36:43 (166 comments, 25 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Advance Australia Share

The Circle

What an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.

There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.

The Contributors
+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +Kristin Milton +Brett Williamson +Melissa North +Katherine Vucicevic +Aditya Gollakota +Thea Groom +Christopher Prins +Margaret Wong +Kim Sinclair +Tarun Bhushan +Huyen Dang +Hendrik Ebber +Jamez Frondeskias +Charles van Dijk +Gem Hodges +MichaelTucker +Viscount Anthony Fuller +St... more »

Advance Australia Share

The Circle

What an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.

There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.

The Contributors
+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +Kristin Milton +Brett Williamson +Melissa North +Katherine Vucicevic +Aditya Gollakota +Thea Groom +Christopher Prins +Margaret Wong +Kim Sinclair +Tarun Bhushan +Huyen Dang +Hendrik Ebber +Jamez Frondeskias +Charles van Dijk +Gem Hodges +Michael Tucker +Viscount Anthony Fuller +Steve Brady +Randy Torres +Normann Aguilar +Brad Chasenore 

Thank you to each and every one of you for the suggestions.

Also, special thanks to +Walter Gawronski and +Rodney Campbell for sharing their circles with me. 

Lastly, I'd like to mention my #AboutAustralia  series. It's you lot that got me started on it, and because of you that I keep doing it. For those that don't know, check it out here - http://goo.gl/688VLF

Obligatory Hashtags
#ns   #Australia   #straya   #AboutAustralia   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #publiccircle ___

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