This week in Australia

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I think they are found in Queensland? Tropical waters, anyhow.
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Sahan wrote:I think they are found in Queensland? Tropical waters, anyhow.
Yep. Thanks, Bill Bryson. I didn't see any to my knowledge when I was up there, (un)fortunately.
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Just about everything I know about Australia I've learned from Bryson,* this forum and one or two Nat Geo articles. So I'm probably horribly misinformed. Cone snails appear other places too, including South Africa, the Mediterranean and Southern California. But the ones that are big enough to be seriously dangerous to humans mostly live in the red sea, Indian ocean and around Madagascar, the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

*Everything I know about cricket I know from Bryson. So I really only know matches can take a long time, sometimes days. I've been exposed to it on Downton Abbey and Rick Steves, but other they didn't even try to explain it.
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Bushfire season has started already. :(
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Destructicus wrote: Alt text:
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Since when is chemistry not a science?

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I hope no-ones parents were killed. (I would have said that even if you hadn't linked the clip because I'm cool.)
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http://www.theguardian.com/australia-ne ... tudy-finds Australia's marsupial lions 'dropped from trees' to attack prey, study finds

What do you think, is this for real, or just another variant of the drop bear hoax?
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I'd believe it. Ignoring the source etc (which I think is credible), we have a bunch of omnivorous (possibly carnivorous I'm no animal expert) marsupials with giant claws who climb trees, but none of them are megafauna (since they all got killed off, or died of their own accord... mostly killed off). But it's not hard to imagine that the species that exist now used to have megafauna counterparts.
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There used to be super-giant wombats. I learned about them.
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Liriodendron_fagotti wrote:There used to be super-giant wombats. I learned about them.
I suppose they could sit on you. That was probably the great threat the posed.
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That's pretty tame by Clive Palmer standards. This is the guy who is building the 'Titanic II' , and has his own animatronic dinosaur park.
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