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Old Oct 9th 2007, 8:44 am
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Question Coolest thing you have seen in Australia?

Whats the coolest thing you have seen in Australia..

Can be solid , plant , mineral ,.. etc etc you get the picture...

Will start the ball rolling:

For me has to be on a stinking hot day, watching whirly winds, like mini cyclones whizzing along the dust..
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seeing a massive turtle which was approx 200 years old...he was a cracker
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Great topic, and something I hadnt thought about until now, but the Answer was easy, because it was the most awesome thing I've seen in all my life, even up until today. So not exactly cool, but bloody mind blowing.


18th Feb 1983, on the Eve of Ash Wednesday. Melbourne Duststorm.


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My outside beer fridge
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[QUOTE=Timber Floor Au;5403607]Whats the coolest thing you have seen in Australia..

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Maybe something more mundane now...

How the bank notes are made out of plastic paper
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A close tie between The Night Sky and my 2 year old daughter.

Actually, not that close
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Sitting on my friend's beachside top story balcony, sipping champagne while we watched 2 whales frolicking within spitting distance
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Sitting on my friend's beachside top story balcony, sipping champagne while we watched 2 whales frolicking within spitting distance
say that after 6 glasses of champers lol... bet its riddled with innuendo and mistakes !
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I didn't see it but my husband told me today he opened his toolbox and found a scorpion.
Coolest thing I've seen is either my kids surfing in the Indian Ocean or Skippy bouncing along side my car as I drove up Connolly Drive
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Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au View Post
Whats the coolest thing you have seen in Australia..

Can be solid , plant , mineral ,.. etc etc you get the picture...

Will start the ball rolling:

For me has to be on a stinking hot day, watching whirly winds, like mini cyclones whizzing along the dust..
an eastern rosella sitting on my garden fence-lovely !
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Koalas in MY garden and kangaroos poking their noses over the side of MY pool's retaining wall
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Great topic, and something I hadnt thought about until now, but the Answer was easy, because it was the most awesome thing I've seen in all my life, even up until today. So not exactly cool, but bloody mind blowing.


18th Feb 1983, on the Eve of Ash Wednesday. Melbourne Duststorm.

http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/CTW/MelbourneDust.jpeg
amazing pictures
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well today, sitting on the beach while 2 of my girls swam in the water I saw a dolphin jumping thru the waves.....after a momentary 'jaws' flashback I was able to enjoy the spectacle....and remind myself you don't see that in Weston-super-Mare!
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ozzie, those photos are stunning!
I'm reminded that at that time I was working with a woman who had a half share in a farm outside Geelong. That duststorm was comprised of a lot of erosion from the Geelong area, so some of her neighbours wrote to Melbourne City Council to ask if they could have their topsoil back, please? The response from the Council was that they were welcome to it if they'd come and collect it..............
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