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How Australian Professors Reacted To IIT Entrance Exam

How Australian Professors Reacted To IIT Entrance Exam

“If it’s not at all intimidating to you, you are a pretty impressive student,” says Dr James Hutchison HIGHLIGHTS A video that is currently going viral online shows Australian professors reacting to the JEE question paper. The Joint Entrance Examination is used to admit students into the top engineering colleges of India, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. The …

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When is Labour Day in Australia?

When is Labour Day in Australia?

Celebrating the Australian labour movement, the Labour Day public holiday is fixed by the various state and territory governments, and so varies considerably. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In both Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours …

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Longest Whip: Australia Guinness world record

Longest Whip: Australia Guinness world record

Charters Towers, Australia – February 20, 2017 – Nathan Griggs, who also holds the Guinness record for most whip cracks in one minute, spent more than 3 months perfecting the design of his new whip, which measures 329 feet, 7.5 inches long and sets the new world record for the longest whip cracked. Photo: After over 500 hours of work …

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Biggest Melon Festival: Australia sets world record

Biggest Melon Festival: Australia sets world record

Chinchilla, Australia – February 12, 2017 – Chinchilla is renowned as the ‘Melon Capital’ of Australia, hosting the ‘Melonfest’ once every two years; the fruitful event is situated less than 300km from Brisbane and has events for all ages- ranging from Melon Markets to the Melon Big Bash Cricket, and sets the world record for the Biggest Melon Festival. Photo: …

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Australia breaks Guinness world record: Highest basketball shot

Australia breaks Guinness world record: Highest basketball shot

Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland – December 2, 2016 – An Aussie trio called How Ridiculous breaks the Guinness world record for the highest basketball shot, launching the ball from the top of a dam in Switzerland; they launched the ball from a height of 180.968m / 593.73 feet on the top of Mauvoisin Dam into a net on the ground below. …

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Australia breaks Guinness world record: Largest vanilla slice

Australia breaks Guinness world record: Largest vanilla slice

Adelaide, Australia – November 25, 2016 – Dulwich Bakery (owner Wayne Duffy) baked an 804kg vanilla slice; the slice comprised 600kg of custard, 150kg of pastry and 50kg of icing and it took six bakers to assemble the 6m by 2m sweet treat which sets the new world record for the Largest vanilla slice. Photo: An 804kg vanilla slice baked …

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Australia Guinness World Records: Largest human whale

Australia Guinness World Records: Largest human whale

Port Stephens, Australia – July 5, 2016 – More than 900 residents and visitors gathered on Shoal Bay Beach to form the outline of a 100 metre long humpback whale; the event marked the start of the winter school holidays and Port Stephens’ annual winter Naturefest and sets the new world record for the Largest human whale. Photo: More than …

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Most expensive hay bale: Australian meat firm sets world record

Most expensive hay bale: Australian meat firm sets world record

Osborne Park, Australia – April 8, 2016 – The chief executive of Australian business Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has set a new world record for a bale of hay that cost $30,000 Australian dollars, thus setting the new world record for the Most expensive hay bale. Photo: Andrew Fuda, CEO of Australian business Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has set …

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Why were rabbits such a menace in Australia?

Rabbits became a menace in Australia because they breed so quickly and eat almost any vegetable. Three pairs of rabbits were introduced into Australia in the 18th Century. They multiplied so rapidly that, with the addition of others which were brought over, they spread over most of the continent and caused a tremendous amount of damage. The female rabbit, or …

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What is the Australian teddy bear?

Practically everyone has owned a teddy bear as a child, but not everyone realizes that the animal it is modelled on is not a bear at all. Bears are placental mammals whereas the Koala, which is often called the Australian teddy bear, is another marsupial mammal grouped with the phalanger family. It is interesting that a number of the marsupials …

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