Happy Australia Day!

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There's a Happy Australia Day?
 
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It's just Australia Day - Jan 26 - the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, New South Wales in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the east coast region of Australia.

http://www.australiaday.org.au/

BTW - http://home.vicnet.net.au/~rasigsau/australian_flag.htm [Broken]
With the Union Jack in the top left, above the Commonwealth Star, the right side is the Southern Cross
The image halfway down the page identifies the stars and their distances.
 
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Whoot! Happy long week-end! :)
 
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Thanks Ryan :)

yup the weekend started well but the weather has turned blah with heavy rains flooding and tornadoes along the NE coast of Australia. Just very wet here in Sydney

Dave
 
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Happy kangaroo and other stereotypical Australian themes day!

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Happy kangaroo and other stereotypical Australian themes day![/PLAIN]

Here's a trivia question...Australia is one home to what us biologists call "pre-eutherian" (pre-placental) mammals, such as the kangaroo (marsupial) and the Echinda (monotreme). What distinguishes their brains from post-Eutherian mammals?
 
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Here's a trivia question...Australia is one home to what us biologists call "pre-eutherian" (pre-placental) mammals, such as the kangaroo (marsupial) and the Echinda (monotreme). What distinguishes their brains from post-Eutherian mammals?
They use anti-gravity to avoid falling off the world!
 
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They use anti-gravity to avoid falling off the world!
Very funny. I recently heard that the water going down the toilet in the opposite direction was an urban myth. Is this true or does water spin clockwise in Seattle and counterclockwise in Brisbane?
 
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Very funny. I recently heard that the water going down the toilet in the opposite direction was an urban myth. Is this true or does water spin clockwise in Seattle and counterclockwise in Brisbane?
I would say myth. Surely the shape of the toilet bowl, or other more local factors, will have much more of an effect than the Coriolis force.
 
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Thanks Ryan :)

yup the weekend started well but the weather has turned blah with heavy rains flooding and tornadoes along the NE coast of Australia. Just very wet here in Sydney

Dave
Aw really? I was in London last night with about 5000 Australians it seemed and aside from the cold the weather was pretty good.
 
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Happy Australia Day!:)
 
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Everything I know about Australia I learned from this video:
http://tinyurl.com/ahelpkw [Broken]

Happy Australia Day!
 
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