The Melbourne Cup: Why Australia shuts down to watch a horse race

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The race that stops a nation.Image: Getty Images MELBOURNE — No sporting event grips Australia quite like the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation. On the first Tuesday of November, the country quite literally shuts down to watch the finest thoroughbreds from Australia and abroad battle it out to be first past the […]

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This Is Why Trucks Carrying Human Waste Should ALWAYS Have Tops

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Imagine that you are casually driving down the road. Suddenly, a semi truck nearly slams into you, and spills 27 tons of human waste in the process. That’s exactly what happened on November 23 in Brisbane, Australia. As the security footage below shows, the semi was not at fault, but that didn’t make the situation […]

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33 Reasons The Outback Is Off The Hook

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Red earth, blue sky, spectacular stars. Worth any trip. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408402814); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3414660”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408402814); }); 1. Some places make you feel really, really small. instagram.com 2. And outback Australia is packed with awe-inspiring sights – like the towering rock walls of Trephina […]

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Predicting The Winner Of The World Cup, Based On Each Country’s National Animal

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Lions, and tigers, and bears… Olé! As the World Cup draws near, predictions of who will win it all are in full effect. Mostly, these predictions are based on the skills of each country’s players, their history, injury reports, etc. But what if instead of human players, each country had to enter its national animal […]

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20 Aussie Items That Need A Place In Your Home

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There’s an Australian opal penis, for starters. 1. These Aussie animal finger puppets. View this image › etsy.com A pinch at $5.50 2. These crochet Budgerigars. View this image › etsy.com Only $5.50 for the pattern. 3. This patriotic bodysuit for your baby. View this image › etsy.com Only $12.05 4. Felt Aussie biscuits!! View […]

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