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THE MEANING OF OZ - All you need to know!

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 08:11 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Except for the very briefest of thongs - called butt floss.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 09:11 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Except for the very briefest of thongs - called butt floss.
Didn't know that. Thanks for my learning lesson for today.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 04:29 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
"Floss" is something we use to clean our teeth with.

To an Australian this would explain the American obesity epidemic Very Happy
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 04:41 pm
@hingehead,
Adults. There are more obese US adults than those who are just overweight. According to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in 2008, the obesity rate among adult Americans was estimated at 32.2% for men and 35.5% for women; these rates were roughly confirmed by the CDC again for 2009–2010 ...
Obesity in the United States - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States We're not doing too bad on obesity @ 12th place. Countries with the Highest Prevalence of Obesity
Rank Country Percentage of Population that is Obese
1 Nauru 61.0
2 Cook Islands 55.9
3 Palau 55.3
4 Marshall Islands 52.9
5 Tuvalu 51.6
6 Niue 50.0
7 Tonga 48.2
8 Samoa 47.3
9 Kiribati 46.0
10 Micronesia 45.8
11 Kuwait 37.9
12 United States of America 36.2
13 Jordan 35.5
14 Saudi Arabia 35.4
15 Qatar 35.1
16 Libya 32.5
17 Turkey 32.1
18 Egypt 32.0
19 Lebanon 32.0
20 United Arab Emirates 31.7
21 Bahamas 31.6
22 New Zealand 30.8
23 Iraq 30.4
24 Fiji 30.2
25 Bahrain 29.8

hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 05:01 pm
@cicerone imposter,
CI - have you looked at the nations above you in your list? All except one is a tiny Polynesian or Micronesian Pacific Island nation whose total population added together would be about the same as El Paso, Texas.

You are doing really bad - and I come from a nation that is also doing really badly too, even though it doesn't make the list (somehow).

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 05:02 pm
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/87/05/dd/8705dd0a0ee71452244d6aa278e405df.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2019 02:17 am
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Over two days in November, record-breaking heat in Australia's north wiped out almost one-third of the nation's spectacled flying foxes, according to researchers.

The animals, also known as spectacled fruit bats, were unable to survive in temperatures which exceeded 42C.

In the city of Cairns, locals saw bats toppling from trees into backyards, swimming pools and other locations.

Wildlife rescuers found surviving animals clumped together, usually on branches closer to the ground.

"It was totally depressing," one rescuer, David White, told the BBC.

Last week, researchers from Western Sydney University finalised their conclusion that about 23,000 spectacled flying foxes died in the event on 26 and 27 November.

That tally was reached through counting by wildlife volunteers who visited seven flying fox camps following the heatwave.

Lead researcher Dr Justin Welbergen, an ecologist, believes the "biblical scale" of deaths could be even higher - as many as 30,000 - because some settlements had not been counted.

Australia had only an estimated 75,000 spectacled flying foxes before November, according to government-backed statistics.

"This sort of event has not happened in Australia this far north since human settlement," says Dr Welbergen, who is also the president of the Australasian Bat Society, a not-for-profit conservation group.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46859000
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2019 08:44 pm
@izzythepush,
Those are bad signs for human habitation.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2019 01:14 am
@cicerone imposter,
It's not good, and it's not going to get any better.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jan, 2019 04:37 pm
Understanding our national day:
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 16 Mar, 2019 02:07 pm
@hingehead,
OHMIGOD!!
I just read about kangaroos attacking para gliders and disemboweling them (the para gliders)
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 16 Mar, 2019 02:27 pm
@farmerman,
Like this?

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2019 11:41 am
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A worker in Australia who claims his ex-supervisor repeatedly broke wind at him has appealed against a court ruling that found he was not bullied.

David Hingst said his former colleague Greg Short would "lift his bum and fart" on him up to six times a day.

He sued his former company for A$1.8m (£0.97m; $1.28m) last year, but the Supreme Court of Victoria found there was no bullying.

Mr Hingst, 56, said the flatulence had caused him "severe stress".

Mr Hingst, who was a contract administrator based in Melbourne, sued Construction Engineering in 2017 but the case was thrown out in April 2018.

He appealed that decision, and was heard by the Court of Appeal on Monday.

"I would be sitting with my face to the wall and he would come into the room, which was small and had no windows," Mr Hingst told the Australian Associated Press (APP).

"He would fart behind me and walk away. He would do this five or six times a day."

At the original hearing last year, Mr Short said he didn't particularly recall breaking wind near Mr Hingst but "may have done it once or twice, maybe".

However, he denied he was doing it "with the intention of distressing or harassing" Mr Hingst.

Mr Hingst would refer to Mr Short as "Mr Stinky" and sprayed deodorant at him, the court heard.

According to news outlet news.com.au, Mr Hingst claimed Mr Short had behaved that way as part of a conspiracy to get rid of him, and said his time at Construction Engineering caused him psychiatric injuries. At his earlier court appearance, he said Mr Short had verbally abused him about his work performance and made bullying phone calls where he branded Mr Hingst "an idiot".

Mr Hingst said he had not received a fair trial and felt the judge in charge of his previous case was biased against him.

But Justice Phillip Priest said on Monday that the trial judge seemed to have shown "remarkable latitude".

"The very distinct impression I get is you were given every opportunity to put your case," he said.

The Court of Appeal will deliver its ruling on Friday.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47702527
cherrie
 
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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2019 11:40 pm
@izzythepush,
It sounds like they were both just being incredibly childish.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Mar, 2019 01:26 am
@cherrie,
Like Leslie Neilson. This isn't the only interview with him farting by any means.

cherrie
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2019 01:05 am
@izzythepush,
What is it with men and farting? Why do they think it's so funny?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 28 Mar, 2019 11:45 am
@cherrie,
It's not just men. Lots of people find farts funny, the noise anyway. It's not quite so funny when you have to smell them.

http://viz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/028_viz164_fartpants.jpg
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2019 05:20 pm
Remember, back in the olden Abuzz days, Moondoggy's thread on fartproof [email protected]
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2019 11:40 pm
@margo,
I wrote an ode to one of his fart threads after it was pulled.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2019 05:11 pm
New 50c piece
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9f/30/f7/9f30f7dc1963a372e3df86201325f610.jpg
 

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