Australian Tourism Board Presents......

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  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    G'Day!!

    Let me welcome you to Beautiful Australia!!!

    My name is Goana Dundee!

    Let me take you on a journey to the land of Koalas and Olivia Newton-John....
     
  2. Benning Boy

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    We'll discuss day-care during your stay....
     

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    Traffic laws.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkriid1YxHY]YouTube - ‪Mad Max trailer‬‏[/ame]
     
  4. Benning Boy

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    Oh, and one other thing.....

    CRITTERS LESS THAN A CENTIMETER LONG.........



    Very little is known about the life cycle and venom of Irukandji jellyfish. This is partly because they are too small and sufficiently fragile to require special handling and containment.[1] Its venom is very powerful, 100 times as potent as that of a cobra, and 1000 times as potent as that of a tarantula.
     

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    Of course, not everything is tiny.....



    The pictures showed how a hungry Nephila caught a finch called the Chestnut-breasted Mannikin on its web and ate it! The spider's venom decomposes the tissues and she literally "drinks" its prey through its small mouth. These pictures were proven to be real. This gluttonous spider couldn't finish the whole thing and probably had a stomach ache of eating so much.
     

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    10 characters...
     

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    Crikey, look at this brute....


    Aboriginal children will throw good sized rocks at a king brown until its back is broken. These snakes are too big and too dangerous to approach with a shovel or the like. A shot gun might be used to kill them if they are in a house or about a garden.

    Notice they say a shotgun "MIGHT" kill him...
     

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  8. Jesse17

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    WTF? :eek:

    I'm glad there's an ocean between here and there.
     
  9. AusLach

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    Hi, Quokka Dundee here, Goanna's cousin.

    See this bloke?
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    He's called the platypus, looks cute huh?

    He lulls you into complacency because his neurotoxic spurs don't directly kill humans most of the time. Don't be fooled; you'd beg for death. All human victims of Platypus stings suffer immediate hyperalgesia (clinical hypersensitivity to any sensation of pain) for weeks or even months after the sting.
     
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    This is a bull shark:
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    This is a salt-water crocodile with a 4ft bull shark:
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    Be afraid. Be very VERY afraid
     
  11. Benning Boy

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    The wife, who's up on this sort of thing, was shocked to learn this....

    "But it's just a platypus....":eek:
     
  12. Benning Boy

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    Because you're safe in the water, right?

    In an ancient dance ritual performed by the Australian Aborigines, a man wades into the tide pools in search of fish. Suddenly he steps on something – a clay model of a stonefish with 13 wooden dorsal fins – and screams in pain. The dancer writhes on the ground in agony, and the ritual ends sadly with a death song.
     

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  13. AusLach

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    Fierce Snake:
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    So called not because of it's temperament, but because of the lethality of it's venom. The deadliest land-dwelling snake in the world.

    Red-bellied Black Snake:
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    Named due to it's distinctive red underside. Extremely common, especially in built-up areas so bites are common, as are deaths.

    Tiger Snake:
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    Distinctive brown stripes give the number 3 most toxic snake in the world it's name.

    Death Adder:
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    Honestly, why the hell do you think it's called that!? The fastest striking snake in the world.
     
  14. Benning Boy

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    On the other hand....


    The blue-ringed octopus is 12 to 20 cm (5 to 8 inches), but its venom is powerful enough to kill humans. There is no blue-ringed octopus antivenom available.
     

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    Close up of the red bellied black snake.....
     

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    The ten......


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84QJBFlx3Ac]YouTube - ‪English Tourist Vs Huge Australian Spider‬‏[/ame]
     
  17. dog2000tj

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    Oye! Bugger here, with a few fact you may not know -

    1. a full 35% of Australia receives so little rainfall, it is classified as desert
    2. 70% of the country is classified as arid or semi-arid, which means it gets less than 500 mm of rain a year
    3. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth

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    Roight, so we got dangerous critters, dry weather and bollocks gun rights ... but we also got her
     

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUya7c3rrhs]YouTube - ‪NRL Big hits 2010 (Rounds 01-10)‬‏[/ame]

    Funny, I see a distinct lack of pads... :rolleyes:
     
  19. Benning Boy

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    The cone shellfish.......


    •Has 20 - 30 darts inside its mouth, with each one being poisonous as well as existing in a pool of poison
    •Each dart is hollow and individually attached to the body of the Shellfish
    •The poison will effect the central nervous system causing:-
    ◦paralysis
    ◦nausea
    ◦dizziness
    ◦weakness in muscles
    ◦death if left untreated
     

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    On the other hand....
     

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