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  1. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Dec 15, 2022

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    Even the vegetables and salads are out for you.

    Toxic spinach causes hallucinations and delirium in Australia

    Toxic spinach has sparked an urgent health alert in Australia after people who consumed it suffered severe sickness and hallucinations.

    Nine people have needed medical care after eating the Riviera Farms baby spinach from Costco.

    Health authorities say their symptoms have also included delirium, spiked heart rates and blurred vision.

    Riviera Farms says it believes the spinach was contaminated by a weed, but no other products have been affected.





     
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  2. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 15, 2022

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    FIFY
     
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  3. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 15, 2022

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    :whistling: oddly there is a line up at Costco for spinach now….
     
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  4. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 15, 2022

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    Hope it's not as long as the queue for Covid bog rolls.
     
  5. lindo Dec 17, 2022

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    My son and his family moved into a home in the Blue Mountains a week ago. They discovered that they had inherited a house pet which lives by the pool - a Diamond Python about 6 feet long. Very pretty.

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  6. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 31, 2022

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  7. marco Jan 3, 2023

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  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 5, 2023

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    This is awesome but you need a bit of background to appreciate it. In Australia Centrelink is our welfare agency so a lot of kids and even older people wear centrelink branded clothes as a bit of a joke or to brag about the fact that they’re being bums on welfare.

    The last thing anyone would suspect a bloke in a Centrelink singlet of being is an undercover cop about to do a high risk arrest.

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/r...t/news-story/1a899e222965b96368e51206a2bbe415

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  9. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jan 5, 2023

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    Going in hot'n'heavy.
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    I doubt it was over unpaid parking fines.
     
  10. marco Jan 14, 2023

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    This beach is a couple of K's north of me. They were swimming my way so I am glad I wasn't at the beach.

    https://thewest.com.au/cke86om2a017...lose-to-swimmers-at-whitfords-beach-c-9439292

    A three-metre tiger shark has swum alarmingly close to swimmers at a popular Perth beach as school holidays attract hundreds of families to the coast.

    Filmed by beach-goer Sarah Hutchinson at Whitfords beach in Hillarys — witnessed by her two small children aged 11 and 8 — the creature appeared to dart through the waves four metres from shore.

    Alerted by lifeguards around 10.15am as her children swam in the knee-deep water, Sarah said the beast “was so close, it was unbelievable”
     
  11. ghce Jan 14, 2023

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    As kids here in NZ it was not an unfrequent experience to have 1 meter long sharks ( Grey Nursing sharks we were led to believe) swimming around us in 12 to 18 inches of water at the local beach, luckily we weren't seals :D
    We thought it was a bit of fun ( we were sub 12 years old) and Jaws the movie wasn't out then :D
     
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  12. Pastorbottle Jan 15, 2023

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    At the old place I had a friend who’d come and hang out with me in the workshop of an evening:
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    A Tawny Frogmouth, he’d follow me around the back yard at night, I dunno maybe he’d been raised by humans and released, but he didn’t mind me being real close.
     
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  13. miccro Jan 15, 2023

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    man - I didn't realise how many Aussi's there were on here - Hello from Perth WA
     
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  14. ghce Jan 15, 2023

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    Probably a bit like Fantails here in NZ they follow you around because as you move you scare the local wildlife giving them a chance to see and catch it.
    Unfortunately owls over this side of the pond arn't that friendly, which is a shame as I think they are cool.
     
  15. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 15, 2023

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    It’s a Aussie Forum run out of Queensland :whistling:


    We just let the US and UK-EU guys play also.

    ( I’m up here in Darwin making sure the cable to Singapore is all secure for them )
     
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  16. miccro Jan 15, 2023

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    - damn
     
  17. Pastorbottle Jan 15, 2023

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    Some years ago I built some animatronic kangaroos for a special effects company, they were used in Myer’s department store Christmas window displays.
    Here is Frank ( Frankenroo ) He was given to me by the special effects company as a thankyou, once the display was dismantled:
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    I built 40 of them, so there maybe up-to 39 other robot kangaroos roaming around out there just waiting for their chance to get you!
     
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  18. Pastorbottle Jan 15, 2023

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    And here’s the Roo Bar & Grill,
    A taxidermied Eastern grey Kangaroo head mounted on the bonnet (hood) of the old Ford F250 truck.
    I found the head in a mates hay shed, no one knew what it was doing there, or why someone would bother taxiderming a roo head, it had proper glass eyes n’all.
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    So of course I bolted it to the front of the truck, ol’ Skip got to see a lot of the country perched up there….a very well travelled roo!
     
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  19. Pvt-Public Jan 15, 2023

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    And we thank you:)
     
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  20. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 18, 2023

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    700+mm of rain in 72 hours in Northern Queensland

    That’s nearly 30 inches
     
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