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    Why 95% of Australia is Empty



    Not related, but a fun fact that in Australia there are 48 million kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,480 inhabitants, so if kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.

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    Let me guess - it's hot, dry and infertile.



    There - 30 minutes gained (they're finite - there's doubtless a yt video about it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    so if kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.
    I've got two words for the Aussie kangaroos. Fray Bentos. That'll scare them away.

    FrayBentos (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾaj ˈbentos]) is the capital city of the Río Negro Department, in south-western Uruguay, at the Argentina-Uruguay border, near the Argentine city of Gualeguaychú.Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbours.
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    'Why 95% of Australians are Empty'

    Now that I'd watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Not related, but a fun fact that in Australia there are 48 million kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,480 inhabitants, so if kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.
    All at the same time? or individually? 'cause it makes a difference in the kangaroo fighting game.
    Plus it is important to take into account that the Uruguayans would have automatic weapons , where the cangaroos will only gave boomerangs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Let me guess - it's hot, dry and infertile.
    Actually, not really.

    Obviously you didn't watch it.

    Jump to the 16.10 min mark and you might be surprised that, per population Australia has 1.9 Ha of arable land per person, the highest rate in the World.
    Where in the US it's 0.47 Ha of arable land per person.

    But they are boring stats.
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    Why 95% of people walk away from David in the first 3 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Obviously you didn't watch it.
    I watched it and came away with this.
    The Dutch were much brighter than the Brits.
    The country for far too long was racist.
    Australia is just to damn far away from near anywhere.

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    Poisonous racism
    Horrid heat floods, knee deep uin ruddy Poms, frizzy natives stoned on petrol glue or Christianity. White untravelled okkers sucking on s snubbyholder .
    Surely that's why they had bribe people or put them in chains.

    Obviously many gifted Australians Clive James, Germaine Greer who all saw what a stinking turd it was.

    Fortunately green, Bundy , slope operas ,enslavd Thai wives in teh Pollit mines, Chardonnay and Ales like Fooheys VD and Poopers keeps teh morons from escaping
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    The worst thing about being bitten by a snake? Your probably Australian

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    Germaine Greer and Clive James seems a low count.

    I’d add Peter Carey, but his achievements were ‘post -80’s’, so may have happened after dave44’s brain was pickled.

    Still, thought provoking Australians seem more rare than even decent aussie beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Germaine Greer and Clive James seems a low count.

    I’d add Peter Carey, but his achievements were ‘post -80’s’, so may have happened after dave44’s brain was pickled.

    Still, thought provoking Australians seem more rare than even decent aussie beers.
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    Robert Hughes

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    Very thought provoking guy. And provocative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Still, thought provoking Australians seem more rare than even decent aussie beers.
    Tell that to the brittle's who worship Fosters! 2nd highest selling lager in brittlestan since forever but you literally couldn't give it away in Oz even if you could find somewhere that stocked it, it's about as popular as rabies down there

    But back to the topic, unless you've been in Outback Australia to see the beauty of it and see just how un-inhabited it is, you simply cannot appreciate it. Many Cattle Stations don't even fuck around with measuring how big they are in Acres, they only talk thousands (yes thousands) of square miles and properties like that will have maybe a dozen people on them. Move further into the centre where there's less rainfall and desert conditions and the word remote takes on a whole new meaning. As for the wildlife, if you're from somewhere where Rabbits and Otters are your idea of national icons I'd advise you to stay the fuck away from the Outback!

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    Here's a TD travel thread:

    Across Australia by Helicopter.

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    It's known by pilots as the GAFA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    if you're from somewhere where Rabbits and Otters are your idea of national icons I'd advise you to stay the fuck away from the Outback!
    You forgot to mention the outback pastime of barebacking kangaroos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    It's known by pilots as the GAFA.
    I know that term from investing in stocks but don't know any other meaning of it with regards to flight?

    I do know from having flown into SYD/BNE/MEL from SEA about a hundred times that once the plane reaches Australian shores you're not there yet, not even close. About 3 or 4 hours to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    You forgot to mention the outback pastime of barebacking kangaroos.
    Pretty sure there's laws against having sex with joint national animals. Do you guys root the native Lions that run around in the wild in England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I know that term from investing in stocks but don't know any other meaning of it with regards to flight?

    I do know from having flown into SYD/BNE/MEL from SEA about a hundred times that once the plane reaches Australian shores you're not there yet, not even close. About 3 or 4 hours to go.
    My apologies. It's "Great Australian Fuck all".

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    ^Ah ok, makes perfect sense. That 3 to 4 hours flight-time I mentioned from when you first reach Oz to when you get to a capital city, the plane could be dropping bombs the whole way and nobody would get hurt till being 20 mins out from landing. There's a lot of fuck-all to cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    the plane could be dropping bombs the whole way and nobody would get hurt till being 20 mins out from landing.
    Jap nutter gave that a go.

    Did a Japanese Cult Detonate a Nuclear Bomb in the Australian Desert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Robert Hughes

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    Not to be confused with the kiddie-fiddler Hey Dad actor of the same name who finally got bailed from Goulburn Gaol yesterday after 8 years of his 10 year sentence and is being deported back to blighty as we speak, since he renounced his dual aussie citizenship while in the pokey.

    He also played the journo who was chasing the band round the country in ABBA The Movie from 1977

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    I learned a few things with watching the vid. How it was inhabited, the crazy rain in some areas (most people think Australia doesn't get rain), and the immigration act was only dropped in 1973. I didn't know Australia even had an immigrant act.

    I actually showed a video today to a grade 7 class about Australia, from the perspective of an aboriginal man regarding land rights.
    The vast land that isn't inhabited is so sacred and interconnects family history.

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    Still, thought provoking Australians seem more rare than even decent aussie beers.[/QUOTE]

    On the contrary Cybil. These days there are a plethora of amazing beers available you must be thinking of the 60s when you graced our shores with your presence? Infact our worst beer (Fosters)seems to be a big hit. Along with another export called Neighbores. The poms seem to lap it up . Now that's thought provoking.

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