Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Trivial History June 17

With all the weird and wonderful happening tomorrow (17th) I'm posting the bits up early.
And I get to try out the new-ish feature thingie whatsit.
Weather permitting, we're moving the vegie box for Feral Beast to expand his Evil Empire archaeology dig an extra foot or so....or however long it takes him to hit the roots of the Nashi tree razz

Tis World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought. Read more about it HERE.

While a 6-seater steam train was trundling between Marble Bar and Port Hedland, in Westralia, in 1946 a bounding kangaroo knocked the driver from his seat onto the tracks, leaving the engine to run on a further 40 miles before a passenger was able to stop it.

1788 The name "Sydney" was used for the first time in some new settlement in some strange, far off land where the dregs of society were shipped...no, not 10 Downing St, although that sounded just as promising as Canberra....

Great Aunt Hepzibah's Handy Hints-
When hoovering the house, give outside door locks a quick once over; dirt and dust will build up in the keyhole but a quick suction with the vacuum will help prevent your stress levels from climbing if and when you have difficulty turning your key.

1826 Frederick Fisher, who became nationally famous as a ghost, was done in most 'orrible like in Campbelltown by George Worrell.

Oz Slanguage-
Brain bucket = safety helmet.

1867 One of our greatest writers, Henry Lawson, was birthed on the gold fields.

Six Degrees of Separation of Skippy.
Skippy - The Incredible Hulk.
Reg Gorman had the small part of Jim Nelson in the Skippy series.
Reg also appeared in the ABC rural soapie Something In The Air.
Eric Bana starred in Something In The Air as Joe Sabatini.
Eric Bana also played the title character in the movie The Incredible Hulk.

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