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Happy Australia Day!

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1

    Ryan_m_b

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    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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  3. Jan 26, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    There's a Happy Australia Day?
     
  4. Jan 26, 2013 #3

    Astronuc

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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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  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4

    fuzzyfelt

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    Whoot! Happy long week-end! :)
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 #5

    davenn

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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
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 #6

    Drakkith

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    Happy kangaroo and other stereotypical Australian themes day!

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  8. Jan 26, 2013 #7

    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?
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 #8

    Drakkith

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    They use anti-gravity to avoid falling off the world!
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 #9
    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?
     
  11. Jan 27, 2013 #10

    cristo

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    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.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2013 #11

    Ryan_m_b

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    Aw really? I was in London last night with about 5000 Australians it seemed and aside from the cold the weather was pretty good.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2013 #12

    Lisa!

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    Happy Australia Day!:)
     
  14. Jan 27, 2013 #13
    Everything I know about Australia I learned from this video:
    http://tinyurl.com/ahelpkw [Broken]

    Happy Australia Day!
     
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