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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Gandhi, Nov 11, 2004.

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  1. Gandhi

    Gandhi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    are there really more sheep than people in New Zealand??
     
  2. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes, but we have formed an underground resistance. They may outnumber us, run the country, and forbit us from eating pizza with mushrooms, but we will triumph!!!
     
  3. Gandhi

    Gandhi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    HAHAHAHHAHAHA you are a funny man. Thank you for the quick answer.
     
  4. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes it is true as SFL knows this intimately as he went to Lincoln!! :D

    The sheep jokes mainly started in the 80's when the sheep to person ratio was extremely high, something like 30:1, now days this has dropped considerably but of course the jokes haven't stopped.

    All i can say is at least our animals are normal not like those messed up ones in oz - kangaroos, lesbian koalas and of course the platypus, i mean what is up with that thing!! [face_laugh]
     
  5. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    Some of our coolest animals are extinct, like the giant Moa. I recall the Kakapo made one of Douglas Adam's books.
     
  6. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    The Kakapo is not extinct!

    And they hump dead seagulls. So forget the lessy koala's, our birds are necro's. And our male male bond pairs of kokako.

    Don't start with my and the gumboots and velcro gloves. ;)


    mmmmmmmmmmm Baaa baa raaa. She was a cutie. ;)

    We get the upper hand on sheep when we devour [link=http://home.tiac.net/~cri/1998/oyster.html]Mountain Oysters[/link]
     
  7. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I get a bit sick of the "more sheep than people" thing ... I'm not sure exactly, but I'm pretty sure there'd be more beef cattle in the USA than Americans, for example.
     
  8. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    I didn't say Kakapo were extinct ... the book I'm talking about is called 'last chance to see' or something like that. They travel around the world looking at the world's most quirky animals.

    I think the sheep thing says more about the small population in New Zealand than the large amount of sheep. The USA, Australia etc have much larger populations per km2 and don't have the same percentage of farmland that NZ does ... I think most of the cattle in the USA are grain fed rather than grass fed.

    I guess there's an image out there of the 'mythological' New Zealander as a black-singlet wearing sheep shearer, but in reality your typical New Zealander is an urban dweller.
     
  9. Gandhi

    Gandhi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Urban dwellers? I thought you all herded sheep? This is confusing my brain.
     
  10. DrMaul

    DrMaul Jedi Master star 1

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    > I'm not sure exactly, but I'm pretty sure there'd be more beef cattle in the USA than Americans, for example.

    Sorry STH: according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, there were a little under 100 million cattle in the US in 2003 (human population a little under 300 million). Close to 2 billion chickens though, according to the UN database.
     
  11. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

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    Is that counting all the KFC chickens?
     
  12. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The ratio of sheep:humans is greater in Australia than New Zealand.

     
  13. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lesbian koalas? What sort of special zoos do you people have there?
     
  14. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, our country is special, and inhabits some strange creatures *cough* Gore / West Port *cough*... so I guess I'll let that comment slide, this once.

    But no more stupid Bovine Tb infested Possums thanks! Damn auzzies.

    "Look at me Look at me Look at me!!!" //rolls eyes//
     
  15. solo77

    solo77 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Lesbian koalas? What sort of special zoos do you people have there?

    I stand by my comment as it is a well known fact that all koalas are lesbians.

    (Source - T.Guy, Hyundai Sportscafe, Wednsedays 9.30pm, TV2)

    Thankyou i will say no more.
     
  16. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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  17. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

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    Exactly!
     
  18. Chansplace

    Chansplace Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 2, 2001
    does that mean there are no male koalas?
     
  19. qweiop2000

    qweiop2000 Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 18, 2005
    this is a baaaaaaaad topic
     
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