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Old February 11th, 2015, 05:29 AM   #31

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Thanks for the answers. Really, if you make flouradition a problem, you mustn't come to Turkey, because there are more more more more problem in here. Australians are lucky, they have different animals and English-physical types, a good country and good life standards.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 05:44 AM   #32

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Dropbears aren't koala bears. They are related to each other but the dropbear is carnivorous. Koalas only eat eucalyptus leaves.
Drop bears also tend to attack tourists. Drop bears prefer travellers, says study - Australian Geographic
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Old February 11th, 2015, 11:45 AM   #33

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Maybe most Americans likely to encounter snakes here know what they look like. We're raised on identifying the "arrowhead" shape of the head of a dangerous snake since all but one species of poisonous snakes in this country are pit vipers. That, and some of the bad ones in Australia are so damned big.
Wouldn't the opposite be true since 50% more people are killed in the US from snakebites than Australia?
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Old February 11th, 2015, 01:16 PM   #34

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Wouldn't the opposite be true since 50% more people are killed in the US from snakebites than Australia?
We have a lot more people so our dumb ass demo is higher. That, and I blame Steve Irwin.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #35

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Been to all of them!!! Some of them (Menzies) are real blink and you'll miss them towns.

Nice to have someone on the forum who knows (kinda) my back yard.
Very cool... although that was 45 years ago, so I am sure there have been changes!

What I recall of that area of Western Australia: The paved road north from Menzies ended at Leonora and was dirt to Laverton. Those towns ran on a generator (DC). The sheriff of Menzies had a couple of pet kangaroos that lived in the jail house (just a couple of rooms behind his house). Kalgoorlie had a mountain of pure iron ore and the mountain was 2/3 removed. They said once it was gone, then the mine would be a open pit as the ore just went down. I recall there was nickel to be mined, too (I just forgot where, if not the same place). In Southern Cross or Coolgarlie we stayed in an old hotel with very high ceilings.

Once we finished visiting with my dad's friends in Western Australia, we headed to Darwin... the highway across South Australia was a dirt road (pavement ended at the state border).
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Old February 11th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #36
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Do anyone live in Australia ?
I do too.

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How is life there ?
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Which works can save money very well ?
Most jobs are well paid here, but the cost of living is very high in the major cities.

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How is the weather there ?
Depends where you want to live. I'm from melbourne in the south, where it is pretty cold in winter (maximum around 12 -14 degrees C) and very hot in summer (maximum between 30 to 40 degrees C). Now I live in sydney which is much more mild (winter 16-20 degrees C, summer 28 - 32 degrees C). Darwin, in the tropical north, is just hot all year round.

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How is feelings to immrigants in Australia ? I don't like so much handsome blonde english guys so I don't want to see racist attitudes.
Australia has the one of the highest ratio of people not born here in the world, with around 50% of people having at least one parent born overseas. Both of my girlfriends parents were born overseas. Its number 8 in the world as a total level of immigrants. It also has some of the lowest violent and racial crime rates in the world. Australia is also very culturally diverse, with very large Asian and European communities here. After the UK and New Zealand, the to sources for migration are China, India, Italy and Vietnam.

Australia has a reputation for racism which is almost completely unfounded IMHO. That's not to say there is no problem here - there is in some circles - but judging by indicators like voting for 'racist' parties, its probably less that 2% of people. Anecdotally being called a racist here is about as bad as being called a nazi or a rapist. Also some Indian friends of ours have much more racially orientated beleifs (she was not allowed to marry a white guy, only Indians who were not punjabi's, how's that for racist?). There are strict anti-discrimination laws here designed to protect any minority from discrimination.

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Can I see Comodo Dragons ?
If you go to the zoo.

Plenty of amazing creatures to see out of the zoo though, like koalas kangaroos, goanas, echidnas, cokatoos and maybe the odd shark or croc depending on where you are.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #37

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I love that fact that the only negative thing someone's said is about Australia having fluoride in the water.
Fluoride has become a problem because it has leached into the natural water supply, and as a result the fangs of the snakes and spiders have become stronger and developed a resistance to decay that now enables them to bite through a steel capped boot.

This tampering with nature has had unintended consequences.
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Fluoride has become a problem because it has leached into the natural water supply, and as a result the fangs of the snakes and spiders have become stronger and developed a resistance to decay that now enables them to bite through a steel capped boot.

This tampering with nature has had unintended consequences.
"Bite through a steel capped boot" ah here, forget about it LOL
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Old February 11th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #39

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Does everyone keep a bottle of Tea Tree Oil on them, in case of funnel web spider bite (or any other of the poisonous critters there)? I discovered it about 25 years ago imported here to the states. Great stuff, use it on all sorts of skin injuries, and its in shampoo and soap too, thank you!
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[QUOTE=David K;2085203]Does everyone keep a bottle of Tea Tree Oil on them, in case of funnel web spider bite (or any other of the poisonous critters there)? I discovered it about 25 years ago imported here to the states. Great stuff, use it on all sorts of skin injuries, and its in shampoo and soap too, thank you![/QUOTE

Thank you too lol
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