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  • Interesting Bits and Pieces

    RnR Thread Starter

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    25 December 2020 at 6:47 pm
    25 December 2020 at 6:47 pm

    From recent happenings or stories around Australia and the world.

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  • Suze

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    21 January 2021 at 9:34 pm
    21 January 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Image may contain: outdoor, nature and water

    ABC Landline

    Colours of the country! ♥️

    The King River, near Wyndham in the Kimberley, snakes its way into the Cambridge Gulf with a backdrop of pastel afternoon light.

    Michael Khan Photography via

    ABC Kimberley

  • RnR Thread Starter

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    22 January 2021 at 11:10 am
    22 January 2021 at 11:10 am

    So irritating when comments are way out of order PLUS also annoying when they don’t update as the latest replies on the forum topic area, e.g. General Discussion.

    • Suze

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      22 January 2021 at 11:45 am
      22 January 2021 at 11:45 am

      RnR

      I can imagine what problems Drew is having with all these glitches

  • RnR Thread Starter

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    23 January 2021 at 1:37 pm
    23 January 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Hubble Space Telescope snaps stunning view of ethereal ‘Lost Galaxy’.

    The Hubble Space Telescope captured this sharp view of NGC 4535.

    ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team

    NGC 4535 has an engaging nickname: the Lost Galaxy. It’s not actually lost in space, but the moniker comes from how it looks with gear that’s not as fancy as Hubble. “Despite the incredible quality of this image, taken from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 4535 has a hazy, somewhat ghostly, appearance when viewed from a smaller telescope,” the European Space Agency said in a statement Friday.

    Full story.

    • Suze

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      24 January 2021 at 11:24 am
      24 January 2021 at 11:24 am

      RnR

      Amazing technology 🙂

  • RnR Thread Starter

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    25 January 2021 at 8:39 pm
    25 January 2021 at 8:39 pm

    A 58-year-old man who spent two weeks lost in Queensland was found on Sunday morning by local MP and grazier, Tony Perrett, beside a dam where he had been living for nearly two weeks.

    Robert Weber became lost on his way home from the Kilkivan hotel. He says he lived on waterholes and wild mushrooms and lost 10 kilograms. Mr Weber believes if it wasn’t for thinking of his children, he would’ve given up.

    Full ABC story.

    • Suze

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      26 January 2021 at 8:14 pm
      26 January 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Great story RnR

  • sainivedant41

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    25 January 2021 at 11:18 pm
    25 January 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I can imagine what problems Drew is having with all these glitches

  • RnR Thread Starter

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    27 January 2021 at 1:40 pm
    27 January 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Big Thongs unveiled as new tourist attraction at country pub in Calen, north of Mackay.

    Publican Gavin Butlin said a group of mates were inspired to make the thongs after trying to think of ways to increase tourism to the small town located on the Bruce Highway. Lionel Knott, the creator, went touring around the world recently and left Australia in a pair of thongs coming back in the same pair of thongs, albeit nearly worn through. So thongs it was.

    Mr Knott said it was his first sculpture, “They’re basically built from conveyor belt rubber … sourced locally from the mines. I had to cut them out with a Stanley knife, which was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. It was hard material to work with”.

    Full ABC story.

  • Suze

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    21 January 2021 at 8:31 pm
    21 January 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Great discovery

  • Suze

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    21 January 2021 at 9:39 pm
    21 January 2021 at 9:39 pm

  • Suze

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    21 January 2021 at 9:39 pm
    21 January 2021 at 9:39 pm

    This is my reply which I posted on previous page to

    Tasmanian crayfish thought to be extinct.

  • Albert Ross

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    26 January 2021 at 9:08 pm
    26 January 2021 at 9:08 pm

    It’s not the first change, HOLA, but I hope it’s the last. It has been done to appease a minority but, sadly, that minority who wanted the change now want more. Our anthem was voted on in a plebiscite and is the one that the majority voted for and as we are a democracy that should be the end of it.

  • HOLA

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    27 January 2021 at 8:41 am
    27 January 2021 at 8:41 am

    Thanks RnR – they are just beautiful.

  • HOLA

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    27 January 2021 at 8:51 am
    27 January 2021 at 8:51 am

    Lets hope so Albert Ross. I watched the Australia Day ceremony on TV last night and I did think the display on Sydney Harbour was excellent, especially the Opera House with pictures of Australian themes on the sails. I only hope that we keep 26th January for Australia Day and let the others pick a date that will represent them.

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