Ask me anything about Australia!

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  1. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    The JCC has been having a rash of these type threads over the last few days, and I thought it would be the ideal type of thread for FFC. So, go ahead, ask me anything about Australia and I'll try and answer.
  2. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Koala or Goanna?
    Kangaroo or rhonderoo?
    Can crocodiles be trained to bite off Steve Irwin's hand next time he baits one?
  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Does Australia have a cricket team? :confused:
  4. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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    why are some parts of austrialia so dry? its surrounded by ocean. and not very big either.
  5. crashdown Force Ghost

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    Australia ? What's that? :confused:
    And why would it have crickets?
  6. poof-the-magic-jedi Jedi Master

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    What's the deal with vegemite?
  7. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Good question.
  8. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Koala - vicious little things, but they can pretend to be cute and then maul the stupid tourists that pick them up . . . :p
    Rhonderoo, of course. :p
    If you find me a crocodile that can be trained like that, I'd love to help you get it to Steve . . .

    Yes, the greatest in the known universe. As you well know. :p

    Australia is the forth (I think) biggest country in the world. Russia, Canada, US, then Australia. So there is plenty of room for desert, and beach. Come to think of it, they aren't much different, are they? :p

    Uhh. . . yeah. That's all I have for this one, sorry. :p

    Simple - it's beer that never made it. Yeast!
  9. NaomiOrganaSolo Force Ghost

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    Why does that idiot from Adelaide keep messing me around? Is it an intrinsic part of his Australian nature? :p

    Oh, and Aussie rules football? What's that all about?
  10. LordDarthUmbrus Jedi Master

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    Is Uluru really the hub of the Dreamtime?
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    People from Adelaide are an interesting breed, and wholly different to the rest of Australia. You'll have to ask a South Australian. :p

    AFL is a game which has the good fortune of having the good bits of soccer and rugby rolled into one. Namely, fast play, lots of skill and body contact. What specifically did you want to know?


    I don't know. We aren't taught much about Aboriginal history or myths, so I can't say for sure, sorry. It's unfortunate, as I would like to know more myself.
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    As we know that Sydney is the best city in Australia, which is the second best? :confused:
  13. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Actually I think you mean Sydeny is second best - Melbourne, of course, being best. And as I started the thread I think I'd know. :p
  14. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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    what makes melbourne so special?
  15. MasterJediDragonSir Jedi Master

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    What two major events took place in 1988 and where
  16. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Why are there so many flies in Alice Springs?


    And why is Kangaroo so tasty?


    Oh, and why do you not celebrate Halloween? o_O
  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Melbourne is just a great town, laid-back, *very* multicultural, full of interesting people and has a good selection of well-off and not-so-well-off people. I think you need a balance to remind you about the different types of life, and how lucky you are.

    Two major events in 88? Wow, that's testing me. Having a guess, I'd say the Bicentennial Celebrations and the protests against them. That, or the ACT getting granted self-government.

    Flies? Alice Springs? They don't have the monopoly on flies, you know. There are heaps of flies in Australia. Why? I have no idea. :p

    Kangaroo, tasty? I would have no idea - not only have I never had it, I've never eated red meat in my life. Sorry!

    Haha, we don't celebrate Halloween because . . . because . . . you don't celebration Australia Day?

    :p
  18. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    I have too celebrated Australia Day :p After spending some time as a kid running around the UN HQ in Cairo I celebrated a lot of things...

    And you need to get out more and try kangaroo. Unless you're vegan. Then I forgive you.
  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Unless you're vegan. Then I forgive you.

    Then you'll need to forgive him. ;)




    Why has Australia just lost a Twenty20 cricket game and a ODI to South Africa? What happened?/>
  20. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Haha, well, not vegan but vegetarian. :p

    Tyi, it's because Australia never bothers to play well outside of Australia. You should know that by now! :p
  21. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Well, you had the Ashes for 20 odd years, and seeing as that alternates between England and Australia you must have been not bothering quite hard :p
  22. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    . . . or the English team was a walkover for 20 years.


    Zing! :p
  23. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Good point :p

    After all, the Ashes do signify the death of English Cricket :p
  24. MasterJediDragonSir Jedi Master

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    You are right on the bicentenial celebration in 1988...the other was the worlds' fair in Brisbane...I was there for both:D
  25. evil-incarnate Jedi Youngling

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    What makes us Sth Aussies different from the rest of Australia ??
    I'd say that we're the most open & welcoming Chapter in Australia...

    Hmm, Boog ?? o_O


    Maybe our competitive nature ?


    Want me to pay your antagonist a visit NaomiOrganaSolo ??
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