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(Some Guy)   Here are some things that can kill you in the face from the Land Down Nope   (ohnblog.com) divider line 91
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2014-03-05 10:16:39 PM  
Ouch.
 
2014-03-05 10:23:33 PM  
NOPE
 
2014-03-05 10:24:25 PM  
Your blog sucks you illiterate twunt.
 
2014-03-05 10:34:09 PM  
It's the Sheilas that'll get ya. My cousin went to visit and he ain't been back since.
 
2014-03-05 10:37:56 PM  
Yeah. Even the old animal paintings on the wall can move and come out at ya.
 
2014-03-05 10:39:03 PM  
art.penny-arcade.com

/how its gone this far without this comic I have no clue...
 
2014-03-05 10:41:51 PM  
Can we please kill this stupid nope meme?  It is making all the backpackers and tourists skittish.

Ten years ago all you had to say was "I have a koala in my basement" and they would almost run down and put the chains on themselves. Now they start asking annoying questions about red backs, browns snakes and shiat.
 
2014-03-05 10:44:02 PM  
That was kinda lame and incomplete, but to be honest creating a list of things that are out to kill you in Australia is a futile effort and it would be quicker to just list the things that won't kill you.
 
2014-03-05 10:49:47 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-05 10:58:11 PM  
Box jellyfish can be foiled with panty hose.
 
2014-03-05 11:06:54 PM  
That article was absolutely dreadful.
 
2014-03-05 11:10:14 PM  

The Bandit: [img.fark.net image 499x362]


And in the time it took you to read this, half of them flanked you are are silently approaching your rear.
 
2014-03-05 11:32:46 PM  
Mother of God... I had to stop reading after the third thing because there was a twitching in my eyes and I'm fairly sure it was my brain attempting to strangle my optic nerves to end the pain.

wtf_am_i_reading.gif
 
2014-03-05 11:34:59 PM  

dennysgod: That was kinda lame and incomplete, but to be honest creating a list of things that are out to kill you in Australia is a futile effort and it would be quicker to just list the things that won't kill you.


i.imgur.com

Even the things that don't kill you, like the Wait A While Bush, are a horrific pain in the ass to deal with.
 
2014-03-05 11:43:46 PM  
It can get pretty dangerous in Alaska too.

www.tundracomics.com
 
2014-03-05 11:58:06 PM  
I didn't know Cassowaries were indigenous to Australia.
 
2014-03-06 12:06:23 AM  
Is there a plant or animal there that causes that sort of brain damage?
 
2014-03-06 12:16:00 AM  

BGates: Box jellyfish can be foiled with panty hose.


So there might be a use for that hilarious "Mantyhose" for men.  There's there real market.  Set up beach shops in Australia.
 
2014-03-06 12:43:58 AM  
I always thought that 1275 of the top 10 most venomous things were in Australia.

AbiNormal: It can get pretty dangerous in Alaska too.


Not poisonous or venomous, though.  It's almost like a mirror image of Australia.  No snakes at all, anywhere, and no spiders big enough to bite; I don't think you'll ever meet anything more venomous than the standard bumblebee.  The mosquitoes don't even have diseases like malaria or West Nile.  Maybe two or three plants that are somewhat dangerous and another 10 or so that are vaguely toxic but taste bad, and are not common.  No poison ivy or poison oak whatsoever.

If you have a phobia of venomous and poisonous things, move to Alaska.  You'll love it there.
 
2014-03-06 01:13:02 AM  
You know what else down there can kill you?

24.media.tumblr.com

media.giphy.com

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-06 01:18:44 AM  
I was generally amused by the blogger's writing style and at the end of the piece I was rewarded with what I presume was a legitimate advertisement: It was for mammograms, featuring five attractive women of various ages, during Beast Cancer Awareness Month.

Yes, I typed "b - e - a - s - t"
 
2014-03-06 01:27:50 AM  
This article was still better written than the ACA.
 
2014-03-06 02:02:26 AM  

kling_klang_bed: You know what else down there can kill you?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]

[media.giphy.com image 320x240]

[31.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXtXQqN0RT0

Born in New Zealand in sixty-four
A hot-headed actor named Russell Crowe
He loves to act but he loves one thing more...
Fightin' Round The World

He fights his directors and he fights his fans
It's a problem no one understands
If there's two things he loves it's fighting and....
Fightin' Round The World

Makin' movies, makin' music and
Fight-in' Round The World!

Russell Crowe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvu0Bm2kQFc&t=1m41s

Tugger's whistle's blowin
Means we must be goin
No more Russell Crowein' for you.

But now don't you start to whine
I'll see ya again next time
Cos there's plenty a-more a-fightin' left to do.

Makin' movies, makin' songs
An' fightin' round the world
 
2014-03-06 02:03:57 AM  
Oops. Both of those are SFW.
 
2014-03-06 02:10:08 AM  
Wander into the outback and you're likely to get beaten by a Donk
 
2014-03-06 02:28:25 AM  

Clint_Torres: kling_klang_bed: You know what else down there can kill you?

[24.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]

[media.giphy.com image 320x240]

[31.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXtXQqN0RT0

Born in New Zealand in sixty-four
A hot-headed actor named Russell Crowe
He loves to act but he loves one thing more...
Fightin' Round The World

He fights his directors and he fights his fans
It's a problem no one understands
If there's two things he loves it's fighting and....
Fightin' Round The World

Makin' movies, makin' music and
Fight-in' Round The World!

Russell Crowe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvu0Bm2kQFc&t=1m41s

Tugger's whistle's blowin
Means we must be goin
No more Russell Crowein' for you.

But now don't you start to whine
I'll see ya again next time
Cos there's plenty a-more a-fightin' left to do.

Makin' movies, makin' songs
An' fightin' round the world


Definitely adding these to my favorites. Almost forgot that episode even had a Russel Crowe theme song.

Russel Crowe being interviewed about the episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_GLnJgjwI

Oh, and my loving tribute to Russel Crowe way back when, lol:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/kling_klang_bed/273994.html
 
2014-03-06 02:37:40 AM  
kling_klang_bed:

Definitely adding these to my favorites. Almost forgot that episode even had a Russel Crowe theme song.

Russel Crowe being interviewed about the episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g_GLnJgjwI

Oh, and my loving tribute to Russel Crowe way back when, lol:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/kling_klang_bed/273994.html


Nice.
 
2014-03-06 04:56:44 AM  
www.gceginc.org.au

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33H93Rlzk2w


Just a reminder that the world's deadliest tree grown in Australia and this video shows a doctor throwing up after coming in contact with it with the back of his fingers. The effect takes a few seconds to kick in but can last for up to a year. 

I read a hand-written journal from the 1870s from Queensland (Australia) where some prospectors were attacked by Aboriginals from the war-obsessed Merkin tribe  (yes, that's what they were called).  The Aboriginals were trying to force them into the Gympie Gympie trees by lighting a huge grass-fire.  The prospectors, who had encountered the Gympie Gympie tree already - chose the fire instead. 

My co-worker is from Townsville (Queensland) and he had an arrogant young prospector who was something of a tough-guy... and he ignored their warnings on the plant.  He grabbed a handful of the leaves to wipe his butt after going behind a tree to relieve himself.  He had to be airlifted by helicopter out of the bush as he collapsed from pain and went into shock the moment the leaves came in contact with his buttocks.

The way they work is that the fine spines on the plant contain a powerful toxin but they are also hollow.  Which means that even after the toxins had been injected, the spines allow for the outside atmosphere to contact the nerves directly.  Here's another video showing a known Australian bushman explaining how even the dead leaves on the tree will mess you up good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6xyrYjaKDo
 
2014-03-06 07:25:45 AM  
Huh, that's timely ... my next door neighbour found a juvenile brown snake in her house this morning.   We're in Perth, WA, so probably a dugite.   She was wondering why the dog was acting a bit strange and wouldn't come into the bedroom.   She coaxed him in, and watched him dart along the left wall, clearly avoiding the right half of the room.    Turned around and there was the snake.   The lady in question a clichéd tough-as-nails old country housewife, so she killed it with a shovel.

Technically they're a protected species ($5k fine for killing one), and there'd be a bit an outcry if someone was hunting them out in the bush, but general feeling is that their rights end at your doorway ... if they're in your house, it's valid self-defence.

What's disturbing is that we're in the middle of suburbia.   To get from the closest bush area into her house, the snake had to go through a primary school and at least two other back yards.
 
2014-03-06 08:42:53 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-06 08:44:25 AM  

Somacandra: dennysgod: That was kinda lame and incomplete, but to be honest creating a list of things that are out to kill you in Australia is a futile effort and it would be quicker to just list the things that won't kill you.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Even the things that don't kill you, like the Wait A While Bush, are a horrific pain in the ass to deal with.


I have heard that there have been people that killed themselves because of the never ending pain they experienced from just brushing against this bush. Don't know if it's true though.
 
2014-03-06 08:48:34 AM  

WTFDYW: Somacandra: dennysgod: That was kinda lame and incomplete, but to be honest creating a list of things that are out to kill you in Australia is a futile effort and it would be quicker to just list the things that won't kill you.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Even the things that don't kill you, like the Wait A While Bush, are a horrific pain in the ass to deal with.

I have heard that there have been people that killed themselves because of the never ending pain they experienced from just brushing against this bush. Don't know if it's true though.


I stand corrected. That would be the Gimpie tree that does that.
 
2014-03-06 09:55:07 AM  

nero_design: Gympie Gympie


When I first read this, I was like "no way, this is FWD:FWD:FWD type of hyperbole"...

Then I read up on the plant and the recommended treatment:

The recommended treatment for skin exposure to the hairs is by applying diluted hydrochloric acid

Land Down Nope, indeed.
 
2014-03-06 09:55:50 AM  

LiquidSky: Huh, that's timely ... my next door neighbour found a juvenile brown snake in her house this morning.   We're in Perth, WA, so probably a dugite.   She was wondering why the dog was acting a bit strange and wouldn't come into the bedroom.   She coaxed him in, and watched him dart along the left wall, clearly avoiding the right half of the room.    Turned around and there was the snake.   The lady in question a clichéd tough-as-nails old country housewife, so she killed it with a shovel.

Technically they're a protected species ($5k fine for killing one), and there'd be a bit an outcry if someone was hunting them out in the bush, but general feeling is that their rights end at your doorway ... if they're in your house, it's valid self-defence.

What's disturbing is that we're in the middle of suburbia.   To get from the closest bush area into her house, the snake had to go through a primary school and at least two other back yards.


Is it really the middle of suburbia if the bush is just a few buildings away?

is that one of those Australian understatements?
 
2014-03-06 10:28:04 AM  
Articles like this sure make me want to pay that $5 to see all the quality that doesn't make the cut on this site.
 
2014-03-06 10:30:21 AM  
Semi-related:  Watched a video in high school biology where some scientists were trying to capture a koala.  First they got a big long pole and basically whacked it out of the tree.  Then they tried to catch it with a trampoline type thing, but their aim was off and it hit the metal frame instead of the soft centre.  They then threw it in a sack ('to calm it') where it made horrible mewling noises.  It was tranq'd and tagged, and the video stressed how humane the whole thing was.  I imagine they kicked the sack a few times off-screen.
 
2014-03-06 11:16:46 AM  

AlHarris31: Articles like this sure make me want to pay that $5 to see all the quality that doesn't make the cut on this site.


^This.
 
2014-03-06 04:16:52 PM  
Ohhh... I am having trouble convincing my brain cells not to commit suicide from the concentrated stupid in that blahg.
 
2014-03-06 06:49:04 PM  

nero_design: Just a reminder that the world's deadliest tree grown in Australia and this video shows a doctor throwing up after coming in contact with it with the back of his fingers. The effect takes a few seconds to kick in but can last for up to a year.


As an American biologist working in Australia, I've seen sharks, I've caught venomous snakes and funnel-web spiders, I've been stung by bull ants (not pleasant), and I've poked at a cone snail with a stick until it harpooned the stick.  None of that scares me as much as gympie gympie (though box jellies are up there too).  Of all of the above, it may be one of the least likely things to actually kill you if you encounter it, but even a minor envenomation will seriously ruin the next few months of your life.  A friend of mine was hit by a falling leaf of it as he was showering in a camp shower at a field site in the jungle, and six months later he still felt excrutiating pain over the affected area any time it was touched or encountered cold or hot water.  This basically meant every shower afterward was torture, as was wearing a shirt, as was laying in bed or leaning back in a chair, etc.  It's not something to ever fark around with.
 
2014-03-06 07:29:23 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: WTF did I just read? That read like a 13 year old cracker trying to write how he seems to think black people talk.


I;ve twice seen a brown snake in suburban Sydney, and they are deadly. Unlike Koalas or the Huntsman spider that was shown. A couple of years ago a young boy was bitten by a brown snake at soccer practice in Mt Druitt (a suburb of Sydney). He died before he got to hospital.

There is only one spider in Australia that can kill. The Funnel Web which is a very aggressive spider is common in Sydney and its hinterland. No deaths have occurred since an anti-venom was made available in 1980.
 
2014-03-06 09:34:21 PM  

LiquidSky: Huh, that's timely ... my next door neighbour found a juvenile brown snake in her house this morning.   We're in Perth, WA, so probably a dugite.   She was wondering why the dog was acting a bit strange and wouldn't come into the bedroom.   She coaxed him in, and watched him dart along the left wall, clearly avoiding the right half of the room.    Turned around and there was the snake.   The lady in question a clichéd tough-as-nails old country housewife, so she killed it with a shovel.

Technically they're a protected species ($5k fine for killing one), and there'd be a bit an outcry if someone was hunting them out in the bush, but general feeling is that their rights end at your doorway ... if they're in your house, it's valid self-defence.

What's disturbing is that we're in the middle of suburbia.   To get from the closest bush area into her house, the snake had to go through a primary school and at least two other back yards.


As I'm  living in Perth as well, may I ask which suburb?
 
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