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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:50 pm

I believe koalas are quite savage.


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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:52 pm

blue moon wrote:...we have koalas Very Happy
and you also have satin bowerbirds



I had seen this animal in a documentary... didn't know where they live until yesterday

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:56 pm

...we've a few varieties of bower-birds. I love to find their nests and look at the wonderful variety of decorations they use.

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:58 pm

maybe you could collaborate in the "What?! Interesting Creatures: A bio-diversity Thread" on ER cyclops

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:00 am

maybe not...I seem to kill threads over there Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:18 am

blue moon wrote:I believe koalas are quite savage.

I blame this animated cartoon for my high expectation on koalas




When I was in Dublin I was at a bar with another Spanish girl and the girl said a boy there looked like a koala and she called him koala thinking the English word for koala wasn't koala and the boy wouldn't understand her

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:04 am

...have you heard about 'drop bears'?
They are killer-koalas that drop from trees onto tourists.
It was the subject of some hilarious comedy skits.


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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:17 am

jade spinetta wrote:oh yes... silly me... the typical lion from Britain scratch

(royalty?)


The lion and the unicorn as they appear on both versions of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. In the Scottish version (shown right) the two have switched places and both are crowned.. (Wiki)

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:21 am

And what's that red creature on top of the Scottish version?
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A drop bear (or dropbear) is a fictitious Australian marsupial. Drop bears are commonly said to be unusually large, vicious, carnivorous koalas (although the Koala is not a bear) that inhabit treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above. They are an example of local lore intended to frighten and confuse outsiders and amuse locals, similar to the jackalope, hoop snake, wild haggis, or snipe hunt.

It is often suggested that doing ridiculous things like having forks in the hair or Vegemite or toothpaste spread behind the ears will deter the creatures.


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I'm not going to let any of those Australian bumpkins frighten me Razz

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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:21 am



Children's rhyme:

The lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown The lion beat the unicorn All around the town. Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown; Some gave them plum cake and drummed them out of town

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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:24 am


John Tenniel's illustration for Through the Looking-Glass.

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:31 am

...who / what does the unicorn represent?

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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:31 am

Imagine a WWI battlefield on which British troops are being mown down in their thousands by German machine-gunners in the course of a completely futile attack across no-man's-land. One German general turns to another:

Ludendorff: The English soldiers fight like lions.
Hoffmann: True. But don't we know that they are lions led by donkeys.

The conversation was supposedly published in the memoirs of General Erich von Falkenhayn, the German chief of staff between 1914 and 1916.

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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:36 am

jade spinetta wrote:And what's that red creature on top of the Scottish version?


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Post  eddie on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:38 am

blue moon wrote:...who / what does the unicorn represent?

The lion stands for England and the unicorn for Scotland. The combination therefore dates back to the 1603 accession of James I of England who was already James VI of Scotland.
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