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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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    Way to many Gum leaves, stoned off its face.

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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."

    Lot's more here


    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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    Star Wars Fixed: Episode III: The Rogue One

    Older clip, but still a 'larf if you know the players




    Continuing the story of Christopher "The Fixer" Pyne and Darth Vader as they contemplate the Australian Conservatives
    and Family First merger by Cory "The Rogue One" Bernardi and what possible impacts it may have on the electorate.

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    Spectacular 'spider lightning' lights up Glenelg beach during storms overnight




    "Spider lightning" is not a technical term but "refers to the way the lightning basically crawls across the sky", Mr Rowlands explained.
    "We have two types of lightning — cloud-to-ground lightning, and cloud-to-cloud lightning.
    "[The latter] is not your typical lightning that goes straight down to the ground — it's more contained within the cloud structure itself."

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    Seven Australians rethinking Christmas tree traditions


    Skins from taipans, king browns and death adders adorn Stewart Lalor's tree.


    Christmas isn't Christmas without a tree.

    Those of us who observe the Christian holiday often spend their hard-earned cash setting one up, decorating it with ornaments and piling presents
    at its base every year.

    But not all trees are created equal.

    A handful of people have gone above and beyond in 2017 to bend the limits of creativity and, at times, part with tradition.

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    Crocodile found walking Melbourne street on Christmas Day



    Australian police are looking for the owner of a small crocodile found wandering the streets of Melbourne on Christmas Day.
    Locals taking an evening stroll stumbled across the reptile outside a suburban business.


    Victoria Police said they were initially sceptical and went to the scene expecting to find a large lizard.


    Instead they found a 1m (3.2ft) long freshwater crocodile "sitting quietly on the footpath".


    Snake catcher Mark Pelley was called on to handle the unusual Christmas find in the suburb of Heidelberg Heights.


    He said police called him that night saying: "There's a crocodile walking the streets and it's currently outside a medical centre."


    Mr Pelley told local radio station 3AW he rushed to the scene where he found "five police members being stared down by a decent-sized crocodile, about three and a half foot, and the crocodile wouldn't back down".


    The crocodile attempted to scamper off into the bushes but was caught by its tail and is now in the care of state wildlife authorities.


    "We're running on the presumption that it was a pet at some stage, it's a long way from any bodies of water," Acting Sergeant Daniel Elliott said on Tuesday.


    Pet owners in Victoria are allowed to keep crocodiles up to 2.5m in length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Pet owners in Victoria are allowed to keep crocodiles up to 2.5m in length.
    Aussies...

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    A wallaby hopping along the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised motorists early this morning, with police later
    cornering the startled animal and taking it to a vet for a check-up.

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    Eastern brown snake eats a carpet python in the Queensland suburb of Goodna
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    THE sight of a deadly brown snake eating a carpet python nearly its own size would be enough to give most people the creeps, but for snakecatchers Sally and Norman Hill it was a rare and fascinating display.

    The pair, who run N&S Snakecatching, were called to a home in the Ipswich suburb of Goodna west of Brisbane Monday afternoon to see the chilling sight.

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    My builders lunched on a small tasty local somewaht chewy viper, In China tried snake soup very "livery" taste but couldn't eat a whole one

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    Happy belated Oz Day.


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    So ... who was here first?

    Ahhh ... that would be us


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    You don't realise just how big guys like Greg Inglis are until you see them next to mortals.
    Can't imaging having to tackle him coming at you at 10+ metres per second.
    Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)

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