Category: Oceania

Nov 07 2013

That’s Just Quality Entertainment: Famous Paintings Animated

Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what the subject was thinking, or what action was taking place before and after the moment in which the image was captured? If so you probably are better at going to museums than I am. I have a really hard time with that Do Not Touch …

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Oct 29 2013

Booking my Trip Now: Australia’s Lost World

When you’re bored do you ever just browse around Google Earth looking for anything interesting. For example, a couple of weeks ago I found that the southernmost point in Canada is about a mile south of where I sit right now. Apparently Dr. Conrad Hoskin of James Cook University does the same thing. He found …

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Oct 15 2013

Idiot-Moron Blows Up His Own Shop, Almost Dies

CCTV footage from the Wentworthville Hotel in Sydney, Australia shows a shop owner lighting a 10 liter (about 2.5 gallons) can of gasoline and blowing up his store with it. Amazingly, as is the apparent theme of the day, no one was killed. The man is accused of causing the explosion that devastated his Jomaa …

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Oct 14 2013

Is There a Chance the Track Will Bend? Google Monorail

Does everyone remember the Simpson’s episode with the monorail. Do you remember how that turned out. Yes, as a classic. I’m guessing that’s the reason behind Google’s Sydney office’s decision to buy a monorail of their own. Unfortunately though, their won’t be operational. A joke suggestion was submitted by one of the employees at Google’s …

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Sep 16 2013

Who can Afford to Live in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

Everyone needs a hobby. Some of us are content to collect things like coins and stamps. Others enjoy hiking and the outdoors. Some people are sports people. Some like video games. Others spend their free time and money on movies. There is a certain few of us in this world who have unique hobbies. David …

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Aug 19 2013

Tougher Than Me: Aussie Construction Worker Takes Steel Rod to the Head, Lives

When young Kieran Dodge, 19, showed up to work at a construction site in Lindfield on Sydney’s north shore I hope he was thinking, “Today is gonna be a good day.” “Tractor, tractor, tractor, I love driving this tractor.” “I’m gonna dig a hole more perfect than any I dug yesterday.” “G’day mate!” I just …

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Aug 08 2013

Cardboard Cathedral Completed in New Zealand

After almost two years in construction Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral is finally ready for use in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The new cathedral was built as a temporary replacement for the 1864 Anglican cathedral which was badly damaged by an earthquake back in 2011. The new cardboard cathedral is supposed to have a …

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Aug 02 2013

In Sad News: Young People More Likely to Die When Released from Prison

You ever read about something just because the image in the header grabbed your attention? That’s how good spam will get you too, that first captivating image. Yes, I would like to lose 60 pounds and look like that swimsuit model. Well this was one of those times. I saw the pink fence above and …

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Jul 05 2013

Dwarf Arobics: Middle Earth’s Favorite Training Program

Peter Jackson disappointed some fans by stating that he will not be attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year to show off more of The Desolation of Smaug. Too bad right? Instead he released an 11 minutes production diary video to help tide us over until we can get more Smaug. There’s all sorts of …

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Jul 02 2013

Cast Too Cool To Sign

Remember when you were seven and you broke your arm falling off of the counter while trying to find the peanut butter? Now, think back to six weeks after that when went to the doctor to finally get your cast off. I want you to think of that smell. Remember it? It’s like someone took …

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