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Tumbleweed Problem in Australia

Because of extremely dry conditions in Wangaratta, Australia, residents are fitting tumbleweeds. Tumbleweeds have been around for years, but this year they are piling-up against homes in the town...

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Ian Waldie, Getty Images
Ian Waldie, Getty Images

Know a Little About Australia Before You Visit

 

So you say you would like to visit Australia some day, ‘down under’ as they say. Maybe you should know something about the country/Continent before you go. Here are some interesting facts about Australia that might/might not get you in good with the locals.

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Courtesy of the Kangaroo Sanctuary

Here’s Roger the Buff Kangaroo

Check out Roger the ‘buff’ kangaroo; he looks more muscular than ever. Just in case you didn’t already know, he’s an extremely strong looking kangaroo. He has impressive traps, biceps and pecs but they say he is extremely shy.

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Listening to Star Wars Soundtrack Helps Doctors in Colonoscopies

 

Here's a tie-in to Star Wars that is, to say the least, unusual. In Australia, doctors claim that listening to the Star Wars soundtrack, leads to better colonoscopies.

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World Record Surfing Santa’s

 

In Australia they broke a record for the most Santa Claus’s taking a surfing lesson. Retailer RedBallon organized the attempt at Bondi Beach.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Iamges
Christopher Polk, Getty Iamges

Keith Urban Hologram Performance

Keith Urban premiered a hologram show in Sydney, Australia. Fans had to take a double take to make sure it was Keith himself. Fans even got the opportunity to sing along side Keith’s hologram...

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Australian Scientists Develope Super-Banana

Scientists in Australia have made what they refer to as a ‘super banana’. It is a genetically engineered banana that is super-enriched with alpha and beta carotene and they hope to improve the lives of millions of people.

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Getty Images, photo by Frank Micalotta
Getty Images, photo by Frank Micalotta

Keith Urban Performing on New Faces in Australia in 1983

Here’s a video of Keith Urban singing ‘All Out of Love’ on a new faces show in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. Keith won the ‘encouragement' award for his performance.

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Getty Images, photo by Matt Cardy

Woman Seeks Man in Owl Costume to Help Her Sleep [HOAX]

There’s a very strange classified ad on the website, Gumtree, where an Australian woman is looking for a man to watch her sleep.  Susan from Collingwood is seeking a man to dress-up in an owl costume, sit in her bedroom and watch her sleep. She’s willing to pay someone $40 an hour to watch her nod off but if they don’t want to wear the owl costume the hourly rate is lower.

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