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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Sahan » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:33 am

I think they are found in Queensland? Tropical waters, anyhow.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:35 pm

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kaharz » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:21 am

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:10 pm

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Re: This week in Australia

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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:32 am

Bushfire season has started already. :(
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Sahan » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:10 pm

Destructicus wrote:Alt text:
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:41 am

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:23 pm

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:03 am

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:23 am

There used to be super-giant wombats. I learned about them.
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Kimra » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:35 am

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:24 am

Microaggression? Microaggression!
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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Apocalyptus » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:51 am

Astrogirl wrote:https://twitter.com/haydencooper/status/718748741902012418

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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Re: This week in Australia

Postby Astrogirl » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:03 pm

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