Bigass WTF Unearthed in AU

“A competition was held for biggest mallee root, and this entry from Tooleybuc was just shy of winning. […] At the mallee root festival in Ouyen, guests witness root tossing competitions. Whoever throws a 9 kilo (nearly 20 lb) stump the furthest wins.”

From Wiki:
Mallee is the growth habit of certain eucalypt species that grow with multiple stems springing from an underground lignotuber,

So there you go.

[Image, caption and more found here.]

This creeps me right out.

Seed pod from an Australian Banksia shrub, and no, I don’t want to hold it. No telling what’s gonna come flying out of that hellnest.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Stan Coster, Slim Dusty & Ali Mills

Stan Coster sings “The Wobbly Boot.”

Slim Dusty sings “The Three Rivers Hotel.”

Ali Mills sings Waltjim Bat Matilda (better known as Waltzing Matilda, written by her great uncle Val McGuinness).

[All vids courtesy Digger Phil.]

“Chased him down the street in me undies and he got too far, so I went back and got my car…and then I chased him down the street in my little purple car.” – Dan McConnell

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Unlicensed Brisbane driver fled the scene after crashing into a fish and chips shop and was chased down by a father of four wearing only his chonies.

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[h/t The Feral Irishman.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Democrat National Convention 2016

Leaving the 2016 Democrat National Convention?

The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration
Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes on Australia’s Christmas Island and start a long, laborious trek toward the sea. They descend cliffs, climb banks and maneuver around obstacles to reach the shoreline and lay their eggs, eventually returning to the island’s central plateau with their offspring in tow. The synchronized migration resembles a crimson-colored river undulating across the island and can last up to 18 days. The event typically takes place in November or December (the crabs will only move when it’s raining) and coincides with the turning of high tide and the arrival of the waning moon.
[Image and caption found here.]

In New South Wales, The Spiders Are Huge.

New South Wales Spider

A 1.5m long goanna gave a man a fright when it scaled the outside of his home. Eric Holland had been working in his shed in Thurgoona, New South Wales, when he saw the unexpected visitor darting across his property. Holland, who managed to snap a picture of the goanna, said: “I saw movement as I came out of the shed and I had a look and thought, bloody hell what is this thing? When I recovered from the shock I went inside and got a camera.” Goannas are often found in eastern Australia but generally live in the bush. They are typically wary of humans but are considered potentially dangerous on account of their bite. This one, thought to be a lace monitor goanna, hasn’t been spotted since it scampered away. A spokesman for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage said the lace monitor could grow up to two metres in length and weigh up to 20kg.

[Found here, caption from here.]

Discovered By Kangaroos In Canberra – The World’s Largest Calcified Dog Poop

SHEEP

[Story found by the missus. More here.]

25% Less Fat Hot Links

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Human produced CO2 is responsible for everything. Lol.

Interesting concept: an online collaborative to write stories with multiple authors in real time.

How to make a very cool simple electric train.

Fun facts to know and tell:

Bears’ closest living relatives are pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses).

Pinnipeds’ closest living relatives are bears and musteloids (skunks, weasels and raccoons).

The German word for “raccoon” is Waschbär, which translates literally to “Wash Bear.”

Here’s a naked bear. Here’s a naked raccoon.

Big Chief Buffalo Nickel.

Viral video by Russel Houghton – Urban Isolation. L.A. without traffic.

Why is The Parkside Inn Motel (Bundoora, Australia) ranked No.1? Because there’s no No. 2. Interesting reviews. [via]

This is possibly The Greatest DooWop song ever recorded, by The Channels.

Your Telephone Of Tomorrow: Fairly accurate prediction from September 1956, and source of the *ahem* top image.


P.S. We get notifications of new followers from time to time, and we like to see who you are, so we stop by your blogs out of curiosity. Our readers are an eclectic mix of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. We’ve known this for years, courtesy of WordPress, RevolverMaps and other sources.

That said, here’s the website of a recent follower, both disturbing and fascinating at the same time. NSFK except as a warning to those who choose to tread a similar path.

–Bunk