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    ^Don't know if I could bring myself to hand in a mint condition WWII Third Reich Luger.

    Mmmmmmmmm....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    ^Don't know if I could bring myself to hand in a mint condition WWII Third Reich Luger.

    Mmmmmmmmm....

    As it's apparent, I'm not a gun fan, but I appreciate the history around the older weapons.

    BTW, the article actually dates it a bit earlier then WWII, but definitely a Luger.

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    Koala survives 16-kilometre Adelaide Hills journey trapped behind 4WD wheel




    A koala has been released back into the wild after enduring a 16-kilometre nightmare clinging onto the suspension of
    a four-wheel drive in the Adelaide Hills.


    Don Bigham, from Fauna Rescue of South Australia's Koala Hotline, said they believed the marsupial crawled into the
    wheelwell where it attached itself to the suspension last weekend.

    It then found itself being driven for 16 kilometres through winding, hilly terrain.

    The driver was reportedly flagged down by other motorists but failed to find anything wrong.

    It was not until he stopped that he heard crying under the car and called the Koala Rescue Hotline.


    Tough Bugger

    In a similar vein to an earlier story ...



    "Bear Grylls", an Adelaide Hills koala that survived being hit by a car at 100 kilometres per hour.It became stuck in the car's grille and was not discovered for another 10 kilometres later when the driver arrived home.


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    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    Way to many Gum leaves, stoned off its face.

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    Ya been told.
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    A lot of the weapons handed in were legally owned before the govt changed the firearms regulations to only single or twin barreled shotguns, no semi auto rifles, only bolt action repeater rifles with a magazine that held no more than 5 rounds of ammo and all weapons had to be kept in a gun safe, it was always nearly impossible to get a license for a handgun/revolver

    Legally owned and licensed auto and pump action shotguns, Auto and semi auto rifles and rifles that could hold more than 5 rounds of ammo became illegal to own and had to be handed into the police

    I had a .22 rifle that i had owned for over 20 years that had a tube magazine under the barrel that held 13 rounds of ammo, i handed it in as it had become a illegal weapon to own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    ^Don't know if I could bring myself to hand in a mint condition WWII Third Reich Luger.

    Mmmmmmmmm....

    Worth quite a bit. US$1,000 up to US$5,000

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    ^ They couldn't make that up!

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    Loved and loathed? How the pie floater became a South Australian gastronomic icon

    A new spin on an old favourite?



    There is no doubt pie floater numbers have been in decline, but a devotee can still find the traditional fare on some bakery and pub menus.
    There are also new interpretations of the icon.


    Adelaide's King's Head pub on King William Road has been inspired by the original floater served from the early pie carts, but head chef Lachy
    Cameron has given it a modern twist and flavour profile.

    There's no off-cuts in this pie.

    Instead the floaters hold braised wagyu beef and the soup is traded for a pea puree.
    Mr Cameron reflected on why the pie floater has remained so popular.


    "It's a bit different for South Australians," he said.
    "I think because it's been here for such a long time, it's a nostalgic thing for a lot of people, it's a bit of a comfort food."


    The verdict?

    The conflicting claims to the floater's origin story make it difficult to bite down on where the very first floater was served, but it is likely it coincided
    with the first pie carts being licensed.

    Australians' love of the humble pie coupled with the convenience of the pie cart probably fuelled its initial popularity and don't underestimate the role
    it played during the depression, lining the stomachs of the unemployed.

    But its role as the only late night fast food option, uniting drinkers, truckers, cabbies and workers from all walks of life clearly cemented the humble
    floater in the collective consciousness of the state.

    In the words of one Adelaide chef, "it's a labour of love ... that isn't going anywhere soon."

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    BTW, I've never had one.

    Had a Pie and Peas @ the Footy ... but never a 'Floater'.

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    Tasmanian man rides lawnmower to servo, blows 0.143, police unimpressed

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    A man who drove a ride-on lawnmower into a service station for a refuelling has had his boozy jaunt cut short by Tasmanian police.
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    CCTV footage of the man driving the ride-on mower into a Lindisfarne service station was posted on the police Facebook page.


    Just after midnight on Sunday, October 1, the unidentified man pulled up to a fuel bowser, with a second man accompanying him on foot close behind.
    Police officers then pull alongside them in a van.
    "Mate, we suggest getting a ride not a ride-on!" police wrote in their post.

    "Organising a designated driver does not mean John Deere."

    Finally, they quipped:
    "Old mate was already on the gas when he decided to ride his lawnmower to his local service station to fill up."

    Police said the man returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.143 and has been charged with exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit and driving an
    unregistered and uninsured vehicle
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    No sense of humour the cops!

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    Some dill was caught riding his motorised Esky(like the one BLD has) way over the limit a while back in OZ,cops just love these easy collars.

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    Did you hear about the cow enters the Bar and asks the Bartender for a ...



    More than 100 rogue cattle walk up to a Mount Isa bar




    More than 100 stragglers have caused chaos at a north Queensland pub, with Mount Isa police called in to move a large mob of cattle from the car
    park of the Overlander Hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    Overlander Hotel manager Chris Naumann said he found the cattle milling around hotel guest rooms about 4:30am.

    "They've eaten most of the grass around the venue, which is good for us — we don't have to mow today."

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    Stranded men slept on car roof as crocodile circled during Kimberley ordeal



    Two terrified men stranded for days in crocodile-infested waters in WA's remote north with dwindling water supplies, were forced
    to sleep on the roof of their car after a croc took an interest in their predicament.


    It is the fourth time this month motorists have hit trouble in the isolated Kimberley region and needed to be rescued.
    The men, along with their dog, were on a weekend fishing trip north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula when their four-wheel-drive became bogged last Friday



    Tidal surges trapped men

    Tourists and locals are often caught out by the region's tides, which are among the biggest in the world, regularly reaching around nine metres.

    Trapped in the tidal zone, the men had to perch atop their vehicle as it was repeatedly inundated with sea water.
    They were constantly on the look out for crocodiles, who are known to be at their most active during this time of year.

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    Boss, we’re going to need a bigger ladder

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    During a night patrol near Wujul Wujul officers had to wait for this scrub python to cross the road


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