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Google Local Sydney58,873RSVP 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 18:00:0094 
Android Headlines134,718The Nexus program is rising from the grave.The Android Headlines Show Episode 702014-08-01 03:30:0044 
Jackie M1,849,069KL 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 M1,849,069Another 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 Ross1,132,836The 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 Ross1,132,836The 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 M1,849,069Join 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 10:30:0069 
Telstra83,991Join 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 shervington889,882Well, 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 
Sydney1,801,720The 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 
Sydney1,801,720Art 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 shervington889,882I 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 M1,849,069Join 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 M1,849,069Join 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 M1,849,069I'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 
Sydney1,801,720Join +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 10:30:00102 
Jackie M1,849,069Listen 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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Dian Satya Putra1Selamat pagi sahabat gplus, apa kabarnya? semoga selalu baik baik saja.Pagi ini saya akan bebrbagi yaitu berbagi circle (   #sharedcircle ) agar #googleplus #indonesia bisa semakin maju dan tambah peminatnya.Buat anda yang mau akun Gplusnya di share juga silahkan lakukan 3 langkah berikut ini1) Tambahkan saya ke lingkaran anda2) Beri +1 dan  Share post ini3) kemudian silahkan komentarBuat anda yang sudah melakukan ketiga hal itu akunya akan saya share pada share selanjutnya. Semakin banyak yang ngeshare status ini maka semakin banyak yang akan ngeadd anda, jadi tolong di share ya.Orang yang anda tambahkan pada lingkaran anda akan menambahkan anda kembali dilingkarannyaJika anda sudah melakukan cara diatas , beri komentar dan saya akan menambahkan anda ke dalam lingkaran besar ini .Semakin banyak di share maka semakin banyak lingkaran yang didapat nantinya. Cara ini sudah berhasil di luar negeri . maka dari itu saya berharap cara ini juga dapat berhasil di Indonesia.http://readcyber.blogspot.com/░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░#gatheringcircle #thegatheringcircle       #circleshare       #circlesharing       #circleoftheday  #handpicked         #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #sharedpubliccircles     #fullcircleshare       #addmetoyourcircles   #circleoftheday     #bestsharedcircle       #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle     #circles       #circle       #share  #Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   2014-12-17 06:16:05501213
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Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.*Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanyouGargInc/posts/dusahdxehNM*If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop                                   2014-12-09 02:24:21501203
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.*Link to the original post:-https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SamanyouGargInc/posts/dusahdxehNM*If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-09 02:24:01501002
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:23:37501001
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:21:39500001
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle    #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-12-09 02:20:32501016
Samanyou Garg0The Mother Of All Android Lollipop CirclesPeople in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers of Android Lollipop news,updates,apps and much more... Add these fine folks,and make sure to say hello!They will certainly brighten up your stream.1. +1 this circle.2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.4. Leave a comment so I know you have done the three steps above.5. IMPORTANT: Always publicly share my original shared circle.If you were notified,that means you're in.To continue in the next version, add, +1 and reshare.#androidlollipop #lollipop #materialdesign #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-12-09 02:17:57501000
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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 12:15:59449293662
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 20:27:33501514159
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
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496482651
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2015-01-08 22:01:37 (361 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......

Most reshares: 332

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (267 comments, 332 reshares, 928 +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 

Most plusones: 928

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2014-10-06 23:32:57 (267 comments, 332 reshares, 928 +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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2015-01-26 09:19:25 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Australia Day Quiz

How drunk are you?

Now that the fun and frivolity of #AustraliaDay is over for another year, it's time to test your beer-addled minds a bit. So, here's an Aussie quiz to sink your teeth into.

Let me know how you go in the comments below.

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

Question 1 - What was the name of the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup?

Question 2 - Who was the first European explorer to discover Australia?

Question 3 - Where is the most westernmost point on the continent?

Question 4 - Who was the first Australian Prime Minister?

Question 5 - What year did the Australian of the Year awards begin?

Question 6 - Who was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament?
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Australia Day Quiz

How drunk are you?

Now that the fun and frivolity of #AustraliaDay is over for another year, it's time to test your beer-addled minds a bit. So, here's an Aussie quiz to sink your teeth into.

Let me know how you go in the comments below.

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

Question 1 - What was the name of the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup?

Question 2 - Who was the first European explorer to discover Australia?

Question 3 - Where is the most westernmost point on the continent?

Question 4 - Who was the first Australian Prime Minister?

Question 5 - What year did the Australian of the Year awards begin?

Question 6 - Who was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament?

Question 7 - What was Tasmania originally named?

Question 8 - Who features on the front of the $50 note?

Question 9 - The sapphire is the official gemstone of which Australian state?

Question 10 - What proportion of Australians live within 50km of the coastline? 
     a) 40%    b) 55%    c) 70%    d) 85%

Question 11 - In which city was the Aboriginal flag first flown?

Question 12 - Where is the lowest point in Australia?

Question 13 - How many World Heritage Sites are in Australia?

Question 14 - Who founded Australia's first commercial brewery?

Question 15 - How many teams are in the AFL?

Question 16 - What is the name of the highest peak in the Northern Territory?

Question 17 - Where is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere located?

Question 18 - Who was the first explorer to reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko?

Question 19 - Which year was the $100 note introduced?

Question 20 - What is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory?

Question 21 - Over what distance did Cathy Freeman run to win a medal in the Sydney Olympics?

Question 22 - The longest official place name in Australia is Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill. What state is it in?

Question 23 - Which number prime minister is Tony Abbott?

Question 24 - Which year did Australia first participate in the Winter Olympics?

Question 25 - Who was the first woman to sail solo around the world non-stop?

Question 26 - Which year was Vegemite launched commercially?

Question 27 - In which state is Lake Disappointment?

Question 28 - Which year did Melbourne host the Olympic Games?

Question 29 - How many Nobel Laureates does Australia have?

Question 30 - What's the only town to be added to the National Heritage list?

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ANSWERS BELOW






ANSWERS
1. Archer 
2. Willem Janszoon 
3. Steep Point, Shark Bay
4. Sir Edmund Barton 
5. 1960 
6. Edith Cowan 
7. Van Diemen’s Land 
8. David Unaipon 
9. Queensland 
10. d
11. Adelaide 
12. Lake Eyre 
13. Nineteen 
14. James Squire 
15. Eighteen 
16. Mount Zeil 
17. Busselton, WA
18. Pawel Strzelecki 
19. 1984 
20. Sturt's desert rose 
21. 400m 
22. South Australia
23. 28th
24. 1936 
25. Kay Cottee 
26. 1923 
27. Western Australia 
28. 1956
29. 15
30. Broken Hill

#Australia #straya #downunder #aussie #australiaday2015
OP by +Australian Geographic​​​ ___

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2015-01-25 08:28:30 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I'm so confused

#thingsthatmakeyougohmmm

I'm so confused

#thingsthatmakeyougohmmm___

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2015-01-20 03:44:51 (59 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Social Etiquette

When does being polite become creepy?

The things that I share here get re-shared from time to time. When I can, I go to each reshare (especially the Public ones) and thank the resharer. Typically, all I say is "Thanks for the reshare" but at times I may add additional comments if the resharer adds something to the reshare that I want to comment on.

There was a reshare that occurred earlier today where I simply thanked the person and left it at that.  You can see in the attached picture what the response was.

My question is, is what I do simply being polite or is it - somehow bizarrely - being creepy?  I'm genuinely interested in your thoughts, good people.

I have no idea what this person (name redacted) is smoking, but I'd sure love to get my hands on it. Maybe I should go into Social Media Marketing, I cant... more »

Social Etiquette

When does being polite become creepy?

The things that I share here get re-shared from time to time. When I can, I go to each reshare (especially the Public ones) and thank the resharer. Typically, all I say is "Thanks for the reshare" but at times I may add additional comments if the resharer adds something to the reshare that I want to comment on.

There was a reshare that occurred earlier today where I simply thanked the person and left it at that.  You can see in the attached picture what the response was.

My question is, is what I do simply being polite or is it - somehow bizarrely - being creepy?  I'm genuinely interested in your thoughts, good people.

I have no idea what this person (name redacted) is smoking, but I'd sure love to get my hands on it. Maybe I should go into Social Media Marketing, I can teach everyone to "artificially pump up your numbers for marketing purposes". What do you think?

Am I - or what I post here - fake and disingenuous ?

#ns  ___

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2015-01-19 00:28:09 (298 comments, 26 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

Do they speak English in New Zealand?

Tēnā tātou katoa!

#NewZealand  is not #Australia  

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

Do they speak English in New Zealand?

Tēnā tātou katoa!

#NewZealand  is not #Australia  

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

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2015-01-13 10:56:31 (35 comments, 3 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

The Straya National Anthem

To the tune of "Hey Ya"

( YouTube video of song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0 )

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

My country don't share no borders
'Cos of all the waters that surround our land
Thank god for our resources
'Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
Don't try to find the capital
Or fight the animals
You're on your own
Just drive from town to paradise
And you'll see why we call Australia home

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

You think you've got it
Oh you think you've got it
But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
We get together
Oh we get together
The weather's always better when there's cricket involved
And we... more »

The Straya National Anthem

To the tune of "Hey Ya"

( YouTube video of song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0 )

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

My country don't share no borders
'Cos of all the waters that surround our land
Thank god for our resources
'Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
Don't try to find the capital
Or fight the animals
You're on your own
Just drive from town to paradise
And you'll see why we call Australia home

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

You think you've got it
Oh you think you've got it
But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
We get together
Oh we get together
The weather's always better when there's cricket involved
And we believe that mateship is forever
We're all mates, we're all mates, we're all mates
We're all mates, we're all mates
And we're multicultural
So why ya why ya
Why ya why ya why ya
Not living in Australia when you know we are so happy here

Straya
Straya 
Straya
Straya

Alright now fellas
Yeah!
Now what's cooler than a big cold beer?
Ice cold!

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Shake it [x9]
Shake it like a polaroid picture

Straya
Straya
Straya
Straya

via +Rocky Bing 
For more stuff #AboutAustralia , http://goo.gl/688VLF 

#australia #straya #downunder   #oz  ___

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2015-01-12 08:54:38 (109 comments, 5 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

WhatsApp Spam

Does anyone actually use this app?

I love testing new apps I hear about, either from right here on Google Plus or from one the many Android ezines I read daily. Some apps, like +Chris Lacy​​'s LinkBubble and Action Launcher, become part of my daily usage, whilst others, like WhatsApp, end up in the bin.

Now, I know that WhatsApp isn't new. I installed it ages ago but it had one major problem. No one uses it.

Well, no, that's not technically correct. There are obviously people who use it, but I don't know any of them. Every person I know who tried it gave up on it because of the spam. Who are these people?

Do you use WhatsApp? I'd love to hear about it and your experience.

+WhatsApp​​ I'd love to hear from you as well. Sure, you'll come back with some corporate drivel, which isfine. B... more »

WhatsApp Spam

Does anyone actually use this app?

I love testing new apps I hear about, either from right here on Google Plus or from one the many Android ezines I read daily. Some apps, like +Chris Lacy​​'s LinkBubble and Action Launcher, become part of my daily usage, whilst others, like WhatsApp, end up in the bin.

Now, I know that WhatsApp isn't new. I installed it ages ago but it had one major problem. No one uses it.

Well, no, that's not technically correct. There are obviously people who use it, but I don't know any of them. Every person I know who tried it gave up on it because of the spam. Who are these people?

Do you use WhatsApp? I'd love to hear about it and your experience.

+WhatsApp​​ I'd love to hear from you as well. Sure, you'll come back with some corporate drivel, which is fine. But, what happened to you? Is this all the fault of Facebook? ___

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2015-01-08 22:01:37 (361 comments, 11 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......

Australia's Living PM's

Who is your preferred PM? And why...

It's time for a #FridayFunOne . Below is an image of Australia's remaining/living Prime Ministers. This photo was taken at Gough Whitlam's funeral in November.

Which one is your favourite? It doesn't have to be because of their political affiliation, either. If you like Abbott because he dared to wear budgie smugglers in public, then be proud and say so. I promise I won't laugh. Much.
 
From left to right,
Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
Julia Gillard (2010-2013)
Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
Tony Abbott (2013-)
John Howard (1996-2007)
Kevin Rudd (2007-2010, 2013-2013)
Paul Keating.(1991-1996)

Get to it......___

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2015-01-04 22:23:13 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Summer in Australia

A tribute to the Firefighters.

Into the bowels of Hell, these brave ones go 
To save the lives of those they do not know 
Guided by training & camaraderie while overcoming fear 
They dare to go with only Guardian Angels near

Through the smoke and heat and gasses too 
They fight their fears when looking for you 
A life to save is their primary task 
Think of them with kindness is all they ask

The Cross of Malta is their chosen crest 
Love of another is the required test 
First to respond when all spells gloom 
They won't quit though it could be their own doom

These Fire Fighters have seen so much 
Burned and broken bodies, death, destruction and such 
They go back for more each and every day 
Because it's the lives they save that makes themstay
<... more »

Summer in Australia

A tribute to the Firefighters.

Into the bowels of Hell, these brave ones go 
To save the lives of those they do not know 
Guided by training & camaraderie while overcoming fear 
They dare to go with only Guardian Angels near

Through the smoke and heat and gasses too 
They fight their fears when looking for you 
A life to save is their primary task 
Think of them with kindness is all they ask

The Cross of Malta is their chosen crest 
Love of another is the required test 
First to respond when all spells gloom 
They won't quit though it could be their own doom

These Fire Fighters have seen so much 
Burned and broken bodies, death, destruction and such 
They go back for more each and every day 
Because it's the lives they save that makes them stay

All for one and one for all 
You go - I go that is their call 
And in their quest, when some do fall 
The rest stand strong - still giving their all

The loss of a family member does take it's toll 
Cuts to the quick, down deep in your soul 
Heroes forever, when they die 
And that is when "BRAVE MEN CRY" 
     - Thomas L Hart

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

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2015-01-04 03:26:06 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Australia's National Anthem

Bogan-style

Firstly, yes I know it's not Australia Day. I'm starting this early so we can help determine what should be the Australian National Anthem for Bogans.

If there is one song that most typified the Australian Bogan, what would it be? I'm thinking Khe Sanh should be in the Top 5 at the very least. What about TNT? Surely that would rate a mention?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and +1 the ones you like the most. I'll put together a Top 10 and share it on Australia Day.

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

Australia's National Anthem

Bogan-style

Firstly, yes I know it's not Australia Day. I'm starting this early so we can help determine what should be the Australian National Anthem for Bogans.

If there is one song that most typified the Australian Bogan, what would it be? I'm thinking Khe Sanh should be in the Top 5 at the very least. What about TNT? Surely that would rate a mention?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and +1 the ones you like the most. I'll put together a Top 10 and share it on Australia Day.

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

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2015-01-02 21:21:31 (28 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

2014 In Review

Wow, what a year.

I only posted 148 Public things? That's quite a shock to me, as it felt like a lot more. Then again, I've been doing a lot of stuff with +Caption My Caption so maybe that was a part of it.

I feel like #AboutAustralia  has run it's course. After more than 240 posts in 3 years, I think it's time to put it to bed. What say you, good people? Sure, there's been a heap of interaction that has come from it - a couple  of the #AboutAustralia  stuff are among my most-shared things ever here on Google Plus. I have all of you to thank for that.

With +Jedi now on the scene, and the #WhiteHouseReno  done, I need a new "thing" to concentrate on. I don't want to become one of those Plussers who simply reshare a truckload of stuff with no additional comment. To me, that doesn't drive engagementand t... more »

2014 In Review

Wow, what a year.

I only posted 148 Public things? That's quite a shock to me, as it felt like a lot more. Then again, I've been doing a lot of stuff with +Caption My Caption so maybe that was a part of it.

I feel like #AboutAustralia  has run it's course. After more than 240 posts in 3 years, I think it's time to put it to bed. What say you, good people? Sure, there's been a heap of interaction that has come from it - a couple  of the #AboutAustralia  stuff are among my most-shared things ever here on Google Plus. I have all of you to thank for that.

With +Jedi now on the scene, and the #WhiteHouseReno  done, I need a new "thing" to concentrate on. I don't want to become one of those Plussers who simply reshare a truckload of stuff with no additional comment. To me, that doesn't drive engagement and that's what I thrive on. Without engagement - without you - I may as well not be here.

Thanks, as always, to +CircleCount for the awesome summary and tools you provide.___

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2015-01-02 09:45:40 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Jedi

He has arrived.

I've gone with the name Jedi, because of his brown colouring which reminds me of the robes that the Jedi wear in Star Wars.

He's so sleepy, poor little guy. This may be the calm before the storm, because he'll want to play when he wakes up. The dogs next door are also keen to meet him :-)

As I mentioned, I've created a Google Plus Page for him. +Jedi​

All this jetsetting has made me buggered. I need a nap.

Welcome to The White House.___Jedi

He has arrived.

I've gone with the name Jedi, because of his brown colouring which reminds me of the robes that the Jedi wear in Star Wars.

He's so sleepy, poor little guy. This may be the calm before the storm, because he'll want to play when he wakes up. The dogs next door are also keen to meet him :-)

As I mentioned, I've created a Google Plus Page for him. +Jedi​

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2014-12-31 05:01:00 (65 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

New White House Resident

Say hello to my little friend.

For those that didn't know, I owned a St Bernard named Shiro. Unfortunately, he passed away a week before Christmas after being quite ill for the last few months. He'll be sadly missed, as he's been with me for almost 10 years.

To usher in the new year, I'm going to welcome this little fella into The White House. He arrives on Friday after being flown in from BrisVegas. I need to make sure I keep him well away from the rooms which have undergone the #WhiteHouseReno .

A sad end to 2014, but a new beginning for 2015.

New White House Resident

Say hello to my little friend.

For those that didn't know, I owned a St Bernard named Shiro. Unfortunately, he passed away a week before Christmas after being quite ill for the last few months. He'll be sadly missed, as he's been with me for almost 10 years.

To usher in the new year, I'm going to welcome this little fella into The White House. He arrives on Friday after being flown in from BrisVegas. I need to make sure I keep him well away from the rooms which have undergone the #WhiteHouseReno .

A sad end to 2014, but a new beginning for 2015.___

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2014-12-26 05:12:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My face when

You fall asleep for five minutes, and..... 

My face when

You fall asleep for five minutes, and..... ___

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2014-12-17 04:24:18 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Google Trends for Australia

You people disgust me!

Every year, +Google release the most-searched topics in countries around the world. For #Australia , there's some rather disappointing results. 

-=-=-=- Top 5 Overall Search Results -=-=-=- 
1. World Cup - this makes sense, as the #WorldCup  is one of the world's largest sporting events. http://goo.gl/FGfH2t
2. Malaysia Airlines - again, this makes sense as a lot of people would be wanting to know more information about both #MH370 and #MH17. http://goo.gl/YNYHcL
3. Robin Williams - a much-loved, but obviously very troubled actor and comedian. http://goo.gl/pfqXcy
4. Charlotte Dawson - Another suicide, this one of a socialite an TV personality who had been bullied on social media. http://goo.gl/Dxoq25
5. Phil Hughes - it really doesgo to s... more »

Google Trends for Australia

You people disgust me!

Every year, +Google release the most-searched topics in countries around the world. For #Australia , there's some rather disappointing results. 

-=-=-=- Top 5 Overall Search Results -=-=-=- 
1. World Cup - this makes sense, as the #WorldCup  is one of the world's largest sporting events. http://goo.gl/FGfH2t
2. Malaysia Airlines - again, this makes sense as a lot of people would be wanting to know more information about both #MH370 and #MH17. http://goo.gl/YNYHcL
3. Robin Williams - a much-loved, but obviously very troubled actor and comedian. http://goo.gl/pfqXcy
4. Charlotte Dawson - Another suicide, this one of a socialite an TV personality who had been bullied on social media. http://goo.gl/Dxoq25
5. Phil Hughes - it really does go to show how much the game of Cricket is part of the Australian culture, as Hughes died just a matter of weeks ago. http://goo.gl/uQ3gn7

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/5Ieqzd

=== Top 5 Aussie's Search Results === 
1. Schapelle Corby - Australian's best-known drug smuggler also has the honour of being Australia's most-searched for person. http://goo.gl/8H6d2r
2. Todd Carney - The less said about this idiot, the better. http://goo.gl/UT6u57
3. Iggy Azalea - Sorry, who? http://goo.gl/jcMvMu
4. Margot Robbie - Apparently, she was one of the women who got their kit off in The Wolf of Wall Street http://goo.gl/9BXjBd
5. Rolf Harris - Trust British Courts? Sure can! http://goo.gl/5HUCSd

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/yarhS1

=== Top 5 "What is..." Search Results === 
1. Ebola - A method of distracting the US during the mid-term elections, Ebola is also a virus that's killed a bunch of people in West Africa http://goo.gl/30zaeu
2. ALS - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as The Reason To Tip A Bucket Of Ice On Your Head http://goo.gl/rAjYPx
3. Love - The eternal question http://goo.gl/4x1yLs
4. Gluten - The latest dietary fad http://goo.gl/Ojwzcm
5. Tinder - RSVP for the new age http://goo.gl/Eij6qs

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/hX4wPv

=== Top 5 "Who is..." Search Results === 
1. Jesus - A cock, in a frock, on a rock. http://goo.gl/mZtM0R
2. ISIS - See #1 http://goo.gl/1nAKJO
3. Banksy - Hipster Graffiti http://goo.gl/7jSy5t
4. Redfoo - No one important http://goo.gl/yppSfA
5. Ultron - Who? http://goo.gl/EEHixd

The rest of the Top 10 is here - http://goo.gl/j6sEG6

The full breakdown can be found here - http://goo.gl/yXV1Et

So there you have it. An interesting collection, but rather disappointing. I thought I knew you better, #Australia . This list is from a couple of weeks ago, so I'm sure #SydneySiege  would be in there somewhere if it was done today. 

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

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2014-12-11 00:43:20 (50 comments, 19 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Furniture Removal - Australian-style

This can only end badly.

What on earth are they thinking? Who in their right mind would put a fridge(?) on the top of a car, not tied down, and then think "yeah, I'll just stand on the boot and hold it? She'll be right, mate!

Today's Darwin Award winner is........

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

Furniture Removal - Australian-style

This can only end badly.

What on earth are they thinking? Who in their right mind would put a fridge(?) on the top of a car, not tied down, and then think "yeah, I'll just stand on the boot and hold it? She'll be right, mate!

Today's Darwin Award winner is........

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

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2014-12-08 11:45:30 (68 comments, 6 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Organ Donation

Will you or won't you?

I've long bee n a supporter of organ donation. I'm not going to need my bits and pieces after I'm dead, so if I can help someone out and give them a better lease on life then I'm all for it.

I understand people's reservations with it, even more so when it comes to your relatives not wanting to have to make the 'final' decision once you're gone. Personally, I don't think it should be up to your relatives to overrule the very personal decision you've made, but unfortunately that's how it is in Australia.

How about you? What have you decided for your final moments on this mortal coil? Have you spoken with your family about it? Do they agree/disagree with your choice?

Organ Donation

Will you or won't you?

I've long bee n a supporter of organ donation. I'm not going to need my bits and pieces after I'm dead, so if I can help someone out and give them a better lease on life then I'm all for it.

I understand people's reservations with it, even more so when it comes to your relatives not wanting to have to make the 'final' decision once you're gone. Personally, I don't think it should be up to your relatives to overrule the very personal decision you've made, but unfortunately that's how it is in Australia.

How about you? What have you decided for your final moments on this mortal coil? Have you spoken with your family about it? Do they agree/disagree with your choice?___

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2014-12-01 07:11:02 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

What do you do?

Let's find out...

After the success of +Caption My Caption, I've decided to create another game. 

The premise behind the game is simple. I'll share something which will paint a picture of a situation and then ask +What do you do?

The something could be an image, a quote, a short (unfinished) story, a news article. Anything really.

If you would like to play, throw +What do you do? in a circle and you'll be added to the notification circle. Or, just leave a comment below.

That's what you do :-)
#WDYD  

What do you do?

Let's find out...

After the success of +Caption My Caption, I've decided to create another game. 

The premise behind the game is simple. I'll share something which will paint a picture of a situation and then ask +What do you do?

The something could be an image, a quote, a short (unfinished) story, a news article. Anything really.

If you would like to play, throw +What do you do? in a circle and you'll be added to the notification circle. Or, just leave a comment below.

That's what you do :-)
#WDYD  ___

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2014-11-28 10:11:34 (140 comments, 58 reshares, 347 +1s)Open 

State on a Plate

Get your tasty #AboutAustralia  morsals here

What we mean by "New South Wales" in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859.

+State Records NSW was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia - Growth of a Nation'

But why does what we mean by New South Wales even matter? Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!

Have a click through the images, and watch a nation grow.....

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

State on a Plate

Get your tasty #AboutAustralia  morsals here

What we mean by "New South Wales" in the 21st century is something quite different from what it meant in 1788, 1825 or 1859.

+State Records NSW was fortunate to come across this wonderful ceramic plate showing maps of the Australian colonies or states with the caption ‘Australia - Growth of a Nation'

But why does what we mean by New South Wales even matter? Understanding our changing borders can help us to understand what we can find in the archives of the State we now know as New South Wales!

Have a click through the images, and watch a nation grow.....

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

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2014-11-17 06:02:14 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 73 +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 (171 comments, 25 reshares, 111 +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 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +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 (111 comments, 33 reshares, 209 +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 (69 comments, 35 reshares, 89 +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, 10 reshares, 93 +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, 51 +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, 28 +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 (100 comments, 84 reshares, 338 +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 (108 comments, 97 reshares, 306 +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 (267 comments, 332 reshares, 928 +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, 190 +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, 5 reshares, 14 +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, 53 reshares, 108 +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 (57 comments, 51 reshares, 109 +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 (49 comments, 17 reshares, 134 +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 (86 comments, 84 reshares, 162 +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, 97 +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, 105 +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, 29 +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, 34 +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, 37 +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, 93 +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 (128 comments, 20 reshares, 57 +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, 16 +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 (14 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, 25 +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 (40 comments, 50 reshares, 117 +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, 44 +1s)Open 

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