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Australian Culture and History   Australia and Oceania

Started 7/13/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 15757 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

10/5/19

You said it! Amazing!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/19/19

Yep... it's unnecessarily anatomically correct, alright.


katiek2

From: katiek2

10/19/19

You're right - but then the question has to be - why is male genitalia on sculpture  widely accepted

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/19

Excellent point!

I remember being in the Basilica in Rome, and our tour guide was talking about all the penises being chopped off by prudish priests during the Renaissance.

Interesting article about it.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/21/19

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

10/22/19

Way to go, Aussies!!! And as the model, just let me say, you're welcome . . . 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/23/19

We really are a cultured bunch.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

10/24/19

Oh, yes, you are, and now we all understand why *chuckle*. . . 

 

Australia Has Killer Fungus That Shrinks Your Brain

It’s not enough that Australia has 21 out of 25 of the world’s most deadly snakes.

No, no, no. Australia also has to have a small octopus so venomous that its bite can kill in a few minutes, the world’s deadliest spider, and even a group of sea shells that can kill you.

I’ve found today the icing on the Australian poison cake: a deadly fungus that kills you and shrinks your brain.

Poison Fire Coral is the only known mushroom with toxins that can be absorbed through the skin, and causes a “horrifying” array of symptoms if eaten, including vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and numbness.

If left untreated, it can cause multiple organ failure or cause a person’s brain to shrink leading to death.

“The fact that we can find such a distinctive and medically important fungus like Poison Fire Coral right in our backyard shows we have much to learn about fungi in northern Australia,” Barrett said.

RTWT

 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/25/19

I read about that a while ago.

You sure you don't want to come down for a visit?

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

11/1/19

Visited Sydney back in '68, but I suppose I could donate blood . . .

 

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