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    Australian Inventiveness

    As we have seen British Brilliance and Irish Ingenuity it would not be complete without the many contributions from down under, far too many to name but I will give just a few examples:

    coklear (bionic) ear implant
    Aircraft black box.
    aircraft escape slide
    wine cask
    Full length feature film (1906)
    Ultrasound scanner
    plastic spectacle lenses
    multifocal contact lenses
    Cardiac pacemaker
    refrigerator
    Anti flu medication
    spray on skin
    First ant cancer vaccine (HPV)
    variable rack and pinion steering
    dual flush toilet
    the power board
    polymer bank notes (unfortunately)
    WIFI
    product activation code
    google maps
    anti hacking software
    the quantum bit
    scramjet
    Electric drill
    the army Tank
    Jindalee stealth aircraft detecting radar
    Blast glass (bomb proof glass)
    sunshine harvester
    stump jump plough
    deleted many due to list size.
    Almost forgot the greatest game in the world. AFL football.

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    we invented smoko

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    2 Aussie doctors discovered that bacteria (H Pylori) was the major cause of stomach ulcers.

    H. pylori was first discovered in the stomachs of patients with gastritis and ulcers in 1982 by Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren of Perth, Western Australia. At the time, the conventional thinking was that no bacterium could live in the acid environment of the human stomach.

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    You forgot Wicked Weasel

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    ^^ Indeed. And didn't one infect himself to test out his theory? Think I saw it on Medical Mavericks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^^ Indeed. And didn't one infect himself to test out his theory? Think I saw it on Medical Mavericks.


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    Doctor Hughs' hangover cure:
    2 pieces of lightly browned toast with butter and lashings of vegemite with fried eggs on top and rosella tomato sauce. Feel like brand new after that.

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    clubbies in their speedos (sometimes called sluggoes, stiff-dicks, budgie-smugglers, cliffhangers)

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    I may be wrong, but I believe it was an Aussie who first invented the automatic gearbox.

    Also I think it was another guy who first discovered that snake venom spreads around the body via the lymph system, rather than through the blood. Hence the advice to tightly bind the limb

    (if it on one, rather than on your arse) with broad swathes of bandage, and stop moving. Muscles pump around lymph.

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    ^^^ awesome!

    True watermen.

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    double post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    As we have seen British Brilliance and Irish Ingenuity it would not be complete without the many contributions from down under, far too many to name but I will give just a few examples:

    coklear (bionic) ear implant
    Aircraft black box.
    aircraft escape slide
    wine cask
    Full length feature film (1906)
    Ultrasound scanner
    plastic spectacle lenses
    multifocal contact lenses
    Cardiac pacemaker
    refrigerator
    Anti flu medication
    spray on skin
    First ant cancer vaccine (HPV)
    variable rack and pinion steering
    dual flush toilet
    the power board
    polymer bank notes (unfortunately)
    WIFI
    product activation code
    google maps
    anti hacking software
    the quantum bit
    scramjet
    Electric drill
    the army Tank
    Jindalee stealth aircraft detecting radar
    Blast glass (bomb proof glass)
    sunshine harvester
    stump jump plough
    deleted many due to list size.
    Almost forgot the greatest game in the world. AFL football.
    Is that the one where they prance around in poofta gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^^ Indeed. And didn't one infect himself to test out his theory? Think I saw it on Medical Mavericks.


    Don't forget the icon: Vegemite!
    Vegemite indeed! I always have spare Marmite, gave one to an oz friend and he yukked out, no wonder those sickos live so far away from the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    ^^^ awesome!

    True watermen.
    Stop fantasising...



    The Convicts do indeed have very good imaginations; they're always saying it's the best country in the world, mate.

    Not invented by them, but they do this well:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Is that the one where they prance around in poofta gear?
    Tough game for tough and extremely fit guys. The singlets and tight shorts are not the only thing that have the women drooling.

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    Drooling Aussies? Who'd have thunk it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The singlets and tight shorts are not the only thing that have the women drooling.
    It doesn't look like women would get very far.

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    All invented by native aboriginal Australians, or those of other heritage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    All invented by native aboriginal Australians, or those of other heritage?
    All the Abo's got as far in inventions was fire and throwing sticks about, in 60k years. Not all cultures are equal mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
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    fargin' bastages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Tough game for tough and extremely fit guys. The singlets and tight shorts are not the only thing that have the women drooling.
    I see, so they're tough guys paid to get women wet and gays hard, and I suppose the ball in the other goal helps?

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    ABORIGINAL PEOPLE FORMED one of the most technologically advanced societies in the world when they first arrived in Australia. The way they adapted to our country’s challenging conditions is a testament to Aussie inventiveness.


    It was once a widely-held belief in Australia that before contact, Aboriginal culture stood still. But forming the kinds of agricultural societies typical of English settlers just wasn’t the right strategy to endure Australia’s harsh conditions. Even with imported English technology, agriculture was a precarious business in Australia.


    “Diversification was the key to surviving in such a diverse landscape,” says Lyndon Ormond-Parker, a research fellow from the indigenous studies unit at the University of Melbourne. “Certainly, when it came to social complexity, Australia was just as diverse as Europe. This was a constantly changing, fifty-thousand-year-old civilisation with over 500 different cultures and languages.”


    This diversity can be seen in the wide range of technology Aboriginal people used. But like all good inventions, these were simple, elegant solutions, and made from materials close at hand. Many of these inventions reveal a deep understanding of science and medicine.


    The boomerang
    The boomerang‘s distinctive sound and remarkable return flight has made it famous throughout the world. Other cultures invented throwing sticks with controllable motion and spin, but the boomerang was a purely Aboriginal invention. The angled shape with asymmetrical curves makes use of one of the most complicated principles of aerodynamics: asymmetrical lift.


    The woomera
    The woomera is another uniquely Aboriginal invention that uses leverage to allow a spear to be thrown up to three times further. Witnesses report seeing spears thrown with enough force to skewer the trunk of a full-grown eucalyptus tree! Typically, the woomera was made by shaping a piece of hardwood into a long, thin handle and attaching a stone to the base to hold a spear-end in place.




    Thermoplastic resins
    Aboriginal people made a powerful thermoplastic resin from porcupine grass and grass trees. They beat the resin out of the grass, then cleaned it and heated it over fire to create a sticky black substance. The resulting resin hardened as it cooled and was strong enough to bind rock to wood. This resin was used to create tools such as spears, woomeras and axes.


    Weirs and fish traps
    Aboriginal people demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of engineering, physics and aquaculture in the design of elaborate stone fish traps in NSW, and the 100 sq.km eel farm at Lake Condah in Victoria. They made these fish farms by creating complex systems of canals, linked weirs and ponds out of river stones. Lake Condah shows evidence of a very large, settled community that harvested and smoked eels to trade. Some of Australia’s Aboriginal fish traps are thought to be up to 40,000 years old. They may be some of the oldest surviving human-made structures in the world.


    Firestick farming
    When the first settlers arrived in Sydney, they found fields of open grass that seemed ideal for farming sheep. They didn’t know that Aboriginal people made and actively maintained these fields through a form of controlled burning called ‘firestick farming’. Aboriginal firestick farming was incredibly precise. They could aim the fires in a specific direction to clear tracks through the bush or create open parklands.


    Firestick farming flushed out animals that could be killed immediately for food. New grasses grew in the burned off areas, creating ideal conditions for game animals such as wallabies, and encouraging low-growing food plants to grow. Some Aboriginal people have warned that low intensity burning is necessary to prevent more serious fires in Australia.


    Water bags
    The Coolgardie Safe, which used capillary action and evaporative cooling to keep food from spoiling, was the ‘household fridge’ of Australia from the 1890s until the mid-twentieth century. It is thought to have been partly inspired by watching Aboriginal people carry water in special bags made of wallaby skin, which used the same principles of heat transfer to keep the water cool.


    Stone and natural glass tools
    Aboriginal stone tools were highly sophisticated in their range and uses. Stone and natural glass were fashioned into chisels, saws, knifes, axes and spearheads. Stone tools were used for hunting, carrying food, for making ochre, nets, clothing, baskets and more. Aboriginal people are thought to be one of the first to use stone tools to grind seeds, and the first to create ground edges on stone tools. They could grind a precision edge from stone that was as sharp as any metal blade found in England in 1788.


    The didgeridoo (didjeridu)
    The didgeridoo, traditionally played by men in ceremony, is a purely Aboriginal invention and is thought to be the world’s oldest wind instrument. The didgeridoo is deceptively simple in design but is, in fact, a complicated instrument. A termite-hollowed didgeridoo tends to be wider in diameter at the bottom than the top, which creates unusual resonant frequencies. The vocalisations and circular breathing technique required to play it initiate sound wave interactions between the players’ lips and vocal tract, and within the instrument itself. This creates the didgeridoo’s distinctive sound.


    Bush foods and medicine
    Aboriginal people invented countless ways to yield food and bush medicine from Australia’s landscape. They fished, hunted, rendered poisonous seeds edible, turned certain moths and grubs into delicious meals, made sweet drinks from native honey and nectar, ground grass seeds to bake an early form of damper. They used tannins to treat inflammation and alkaloids to relieve pain; extracted antiseptics such as tea tree oil to cure infections; and harvested latex to treat ulcers and skin conditions.


    https://www.australiangeographic.com...an-inventions/

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    All those Aussie inventions are British aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    As we have seen British Brilliance and Irish Ingenuity it would not be complete without the many contributions from down under, far too many to name but I will give just a few examples:

    Blast glass (bomb proof glass)
    Given my background in bullet resistant products I had to look into this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    As we have seen British Brilliance and Irish Ingenuity it would not be complete without the many contributions from down under, far too many to name but I will give just a few examples:

    coklear (bionic) ear implant
    Aircraft black box.
    aircraft escape slide
    wine cask
    Full length feature film (1906)
    Ultrasound scanner
    plastic spectacle lenses
    multifocal contact lenses
    Cardiac pacemaker
    refrigerator
    Anti flu medication
    spray on skin
    First ant cancer vaccine (HPV)
    variable rack and pinion steering
    dual flush toilet
    the power board
    polymer bank notes (unfortunately)
    WIFI
    product activation code
    google maps
    anti hacking software
    the quantum bit
    scramjet
    Electric drill
    the army Tank
    Jindalee stealth aircraft detecting radar
    Blast glass (bomb proof glass)
    sunshine harvester
    stump jump plough
    deleted many due to list size.
    Almost forgot the greatest game in the world. AFL football.

    Anti hacking software? ...specifically what?

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