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81. Posted by rantan (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The kangaroo and emu were chosen for the Australian coat of arms because they can't move backwards.

Common one, but I still like it :D

82. Posted by Budges (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The kangaroo and emu were chosen for the Australian coat of arms because they can't move backwards.

Common one, but I still like it :D

Im Australian and iv never heard that one!! (although im pretty sure iv seen an emu walk backwards, just pretty awkwardly)

I think we're (Aussies) the only ones that eat our national animal symbols.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Sep-2009, at 02:42 by Budges ]

83. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Budges

I think we're (Aussies) the only ones that eat our national animal symbols.

We - The Irish - drink our national symbol. Pints of HARP lager...

84. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Back to "Fact of the Day".

The telephone area code of a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean is 871 - or so I've been informed.

85. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Michael Stewart of Dallas was filming a public service film about the safety of bridges, when a truck hit the bridge he was filming. It collapsed and killed him.

86. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The River Dee in Chester City Centre flows both ways at the same time.

87. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Recently in Antwerpen (Belgium) a thief was surpirised by the front door of a house opening, while he was committing a robbery from it. He ran across several roofs and slid down a 3 metre wall.. Straight into the city prison excercise yard.

88. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 912 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

The last strays into Oddspot territory.

Snails can crawl across a well honed razor blade without being cut at all.

89. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Because the Luxor Hotel was built in the shape of a pyramid, traditional elevators would not work. The Luxor 'inclinators' move guests to their rooms at a 39 degree angle.

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Sep-2009, at 21:51 by vegasmike6 ]

90. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Piecar

The

Snails

Snails can wake up in the morning and decide what gender to be for the day.

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