A tiny spider discovered recently in Australia has been named after British TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
The species - prethopalpus attenboroughi - is a little over a milimetre in length and found only on Horn Island off northern Queensland. ....
Sir David was honoured as a result of his television work over the decades
... In an acceptance speech in Perth, Western Australia, Sir David said about his new namesake: "I take it that it is careful in its judgement, merciless, certainly beautiful and I will treasure it and I thank you very much indeed for this.
"Naming a species is the biggest of compliments that you could ask from any scientific community and I truly thank you very much indeed for this one."
Is this a uniquely Australian image?
My sister did a tour of Austri erm Australia a number of years ago. She told me that when the bus went through a park with some kind of pool or fountain, somebody yelled "Look. Yanks!", so they all jumped, fully clothed, into the pool. That would have to make a truely unique Australian image.
The thread title is 'THE MEANING OF OZ - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!"
You've got it backwards. Are you not supposed to be explaining this to me?
Anyone contemplating visiting Australia should read this