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Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Skeptic
I heard a similar argument many years ago, where...

I heard a similar argument many years ago, where someone was trying to blame society for a criminal’s action. Another person then pointed out that their grandparents had survived the Nazi...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Skeptic
As much as I like shooting and hunting (here in...

As much as I like shooting and hunting (here in Australia), I have never been convinced that the hunting of elephants is a benefit to the species or the local population. I thought I would throw out...
Forum: SLC 17 November 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,181
Posted By Skeptic
We found this is common in the medical sphere...

We found this is common in the medical sphere also.
Forum: Science 12 November 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By Skeptic
Isn’t that what the call ‘population collapse’....

Isn’t that what the call ‘population collapse’. We have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, ad nauseum. About 20 generations back and you’re talking about 1,000,000 people you are...
Forum: Social Studies 29 September 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By Skeptic
Criticism helps charity raise thousands more than expected.

A school fund raiser hoping to make 900 dollars for girls’ education in Africa had an unexpected surprise when they were criticised by conservative Australian senator Cory Bernardi.

The senator,...
Forum: SLC 27 September 2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,951
Posted By Skeptic
Mine is the disappearance of Australian prime...

Mine is the disappearance of Australian prime minister Harold Holt, who went missing and was presumed drowned 17 December 1967. I was about six and a half. Didn't really understand what was...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,874
Posted By Skeptic
A cousin of mine is allergic to pectin, the...

A cousin of mine is allergic to pectin, the chemical in fruit skin. He has to peel every bit of fruit he eats, including grapes.
Forum: Weird News 16 September 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By Skeptic
Don't they get used at the low end.

Don't they get used at the low end.
Forum: Fauxtography 11 September 2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,265
Posted By Skeptic
This looks just like a typical feral dog with a...

This looks just like a typical feral dog with a bad leg. There's tens of thousands of them in Australia. BTW, the Yorke Peninsula is a hell of a long way from Tasmania. The countryside of Tasmania...
Forum: Rantidote 30 August 2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 211,730
Posted By Skeptic
I've never been a fan of Star Trek, but I've seen...

I've never been a fan of Star Trek, but I've seen a few episodes over the years.
My three conversation stoppers are

I have never seen a Star Wars movie.
I have never been to a football match....
Forum: Critter Country 10 August 2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,975
Posted By Skeptic
Isn't it strange to see "nude sunbathing" and...

Isn't it strange to see "nude sunbathing" and "Singapore" in the same sentence. Singapore is very conservative and nudity is banned.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 August 2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Posted By Skeptic
If these little fellas are causing you to stream...

If these little fellas are causing you to stream a trail of blood, it won't be long till you're dealing with the bigger sharks. And the little sharks. And the rest.

BTW, we need a shark icon for...
Forum: Rantidote 27 July 2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 211,730
Posted By Skeptic
Aerodynamically, there's precious little...

Aerodynamically, there's precious little difference between a Jumbo jet and a single seater prop plane. The physics are the same, but so too is the outward appearance of these planes over the last...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 July 2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Skeptic
I'm guessing they'll rethink allowing anyone...

I'm guessing they'll rethink allowing anyone there in the first place.
Forum: Fauxtography 12 July 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,978
Posted By Skeptic
The claim that she was captured by the Japanese...

The claim that she was captured by the Japanese is an old one that resurfaces every few years. I heard it in school 30+ years ago. To be honest, if she was a man she'd have been forgotten about...
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,620
Posted By Skeptic
I arrived in Pokhara in Nepal and had a brilliant...

I arrived in Pokhara in Nepal and had a brilliant view of the Karakoram Mountains, some of the highest in the world. I thought I'd get out the camera and take some photos, but first we set up our...
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,620
Posted By Skeptic
Thank you everyone for all your work. It is...

Thank you everyone for all your work. It is indeed in Germany, but only a few miles from the border with Austria. I see it's only a few miles from Neuschwanstein Castle which is where we were...
Forum: Fauxtography 06 July 2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,620
Posted By Skeptic
Unidentified Austrian church

I'm wondering if anyone can identify the church in this photo. All I recall is that it was in Austria. This was taken in the early 80s, so the scene may be very different now.
I found this photo...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 July 2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 166,292
Posted By Skeptic
Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I...

Not sure if it's been mentioned already, but I hate ads for comparison sites. Particularly the ones for hotel stays. Seriously, who "spends hours" checking hotel and travel websites endlessly...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 July 2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,201
Posted By Skeptic
Why does a beach need a budget. Why was the...

Why does a beach need a budget. Why was the place closed. A beach is a beach, it's not like it needs someone to put it out in the morning and store it for the night.
Forum: Police Blotter 04 July 2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,111
Posted By Skeptic
That's the film I was trying to remember.

That's the film I was trying to remember.
Forum: Police Blotter 04 July 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,111
Posted By Skeptic
1.6 million dollars found in suitcase.

Hi everyone, just in case any of you misplaced a suitcase with 1.6 million dollars in it, don't worry, the Australian Federal Police have found it. Details below in their Facebook page. Give them a...
Forum: Rantidote 26 June 2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 183,869
Posted By Skeptic
I don't know much about cars, but I've a...

I don't know much about cars, but I've a life-long interest in both aircraft and guns. Old TV shows and movies are hopeless at getting historically accurate versions of either.

With guns, it's...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 183,869
Posted By Skeptic
Bath is a verb, but only when I went to look it...

Bath is a verb, but only when I went to look it up in a few dictionaries I found it is a British usage.

I'd always consider bathe to be old fashioned.
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,628
Posted By Skeptic
My brother recently moved on to long-abandoned...

My brother recently moved on to long-abandoned acreage on a river front, and it was overgrown with tall thick grass and lantana reaching up about 6 feet high. He has a 60 year old Ford tractor that...
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