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Forum: Crash and Burn 27 November 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,186
Posted By Sandgroper
Icon06 Australian cricketer dies after bouncer at SCG

This has been a tragic blow to Australian cricket (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/phillip-hughes-dead-australian-cricketer-dies-after-bouncer-at-scg-20141127-11vcpt.html#comments). He was so...
Forum: SLC 19 August 2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,022
Posted By Sandgroper
Oh I like this game, I'm pretty pleased with the...

Oh I like this game, I'm pretty pleased with the global coverage I've achieved :)

North - Lossiemouth, Scotland (57į 43' N) (had to check but it is indeed slightly further north than Inverness)...
Forum: Social Studies 05 August 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 37,353
Posted By Sandgroper
It seems there is a lot of hearsay and...

It seems there is a lot of hearsay and speculation as to what the real circumstances of the situation actually are. It is all just one persons word against another so who do you believe? I think this...
Forum: Rantidote 06 June 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 467,885
Posted By Sandgroper
That is hilarious!! :lol: Is that a real...

That is hilarious!! :lol:
Is that a real description or are they just taking the piss?
Surely they couldn't be stupid enough to not realise that it's just an Aussie flag.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 June 2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,424
Posted By Sandgroper
I think I've watch that video about 10 times now...

I think I've watch that video about 10 times now and it keeps making me laugh. It's weird because it's not all that amazing or special but I'm just finding it hilarious.
Forum: Social Studies 13 May 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 132,421
Posted By Sandgroper
When I traveled to the US I was expecting the...

When I traveled to the US I was expecting the patriotic overload and the massive portion sizes so those were no surprise. I found the style of toilets odd, but many countries have different toilets....
Forum: SLC 09 May 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 445,822
Posted By Sandgroper
Thanks Beachlife that helps. Oh crap...

Thanks Beachlife that helps.



Oh crap on a cracker, I wouldn't even know! Given Uniting church is probably the most common denomination in Australia I guess it will be that, but that doesn't...
Forum: SLC 09 May 2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 445,822
Posted By Sandgroper
I have a few stupid questions. I have been...

I have a few stupid questions. I have been invited to a baptism on the weekend which has really thrown me. The only time I have actually set foot in a religious building in the last 20 years has been...
Forum: Rantidote 07 April 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 452,890
Posted By Sandgroper
I found that funny as well. Surely you can't have...

I found that funny as well. Surely you can't have a roo bar if you don't have any roos :lol:
Forum: Rantidote 04 April 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 452,890
Posted By Sandgroper
Here is Australia the inside lane is the lane on...

Here is Australia the inside lane is the lane on the far left, the part of the road nearest the edge, used especially by slower vehicles. So driving in the inside lane would be correct if you didn't...
Forum: Social Studies 04 March 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,687
Posted By Sandgroper
I guess those would cause outbreaks, although...

I guess those would cause outbreaks, although depending on the reanimation period some of those may not be too much trouble.



Hospitals and nursing homes would be the least of our worries I...
Forum: Social Studies 04 March 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,687
Posted By Sandgroper
If you got on top of the actual reanimated dead...

If you got on top of the actual reanimated dead situation you wouldn't really need to do too much about the infected living right away. You would simply need to make sure anyone that dies has their...
Forum: Rantidote 28 February 2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 452,890
Posted By Sandgroper
Hey! That's very cool. I was kind of impressed...

Hey! That's very cool. I was kind of impressed that finally Australia was being shown at the top for once, I'll have to check it again in a few hours just to make sure you're not messing with me ;)
...
Forum: Techno-Babble 28 February 2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,607
Posted By Sandgroper
Most major cities around the world do this...

Most major cities around the world do this already. I'm surpeised a desert city like this has taken so long to cotton on to the idea.
Forum: SLC 27 February 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 56,175
Posted By Sandgroper
When I'm in charge, everyone would be temporarily...

When I'm in charge, everyone would be temporarily sterilised before the age of 5. This would ideally involve a simple non invasive, non hormonal and easily reversible procedure. When you got to the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 February 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,417
Posted By Sandgroper
Icon06 3 year old YouTube sensation dies

This story made me cry uncontrollably at work today as I read it in my lunch hour....
Forum: SLC 11 February 2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,891
Posted By Sandgroper
Australia went metric nearly 40 years ago yet...

Australia went metric nearly 40 years ago yet there are still people who whinge about having to use it. It comes up every single time someone has a baby, someone will ask how much did the baby weigh...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 06 January 2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,350
Posted By Sandgroper
Do they really still give tetracycline to...

Do they really still give tetracycline to pregnant women! I was of the understanding that its effect on developing teeth was well established and they didn't give it to pregnant women and children...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 06 January 2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,350
Posted By Sandgroper
Indeed tragic. I did find this quote from...

Indeed tragic.

I did find this quote from the article very disturbing....


What were her parents feeding her that a 3 year old would require 4 root canals and 10 cavities filled?! That's 50%...
Forum: Crime 12 December 2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 55,209
Posted By Sandgroper
How does depositing a cheque in anyway give the...

How does depositing a cheque in anyway give the person who sent that cheque those details???

In Australia and the UK whenever I got a cheque I would mail it off with a deposit slip to my bank and...
Forum: Rantidote 02 December 2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 139,277
Posted By Sandgroper
I hate pretty much all Christmas song regardless...

I hate pretty much all Christmas song regardless of if they're snow related or not (I hold particular hatred for "Silent Night" and have to get out of ear shot whenever it is played). The only...
Forum: Fun House 29 November 2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,711
Posted By Sandgroper
I very much agree, it's way to easy to think...

I very much agree, it's way to easy to think everyone in the world should know the same stuff you consider to be "basic" knowledge when actually it is only relevant to your own culture. It's good to...
Forum: Rantidote 05 November 2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 364,800
Posted By Sandgroper
This leads nicely into a LTTAM - toddlers that...

This leads nicely into a LTTAM - toddlers that move/hide things.
Pre children finding things was so much easier... think where I put it last (ask partner if he has moved it) go to last known...
Forum: Social Studies 05 November 2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,325
Posted By Sandgroper
This is a very interesting idea actually. So if...

This is a very interesting idea actually. So if all the clocks in the world were set to "world time" people would simply get up at the time suitable to their climate. My normal work day would change...
Forum: Medical 01 November 2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 68,306
Posted By Sandgroper
I am a fairly typical redhead (pale skin,...

I am a fairly typical redhead (pale skin, freckles etc) and I have a reasonable number of white/grey hairs. Enough that if I don't dye to cover them I get comments.

I first started getting the...
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