22 February 2007

I know it’s an urban legend but it’s still amusing.

A colleague passed this on to me at work yesterday (the naughty boy). It purports to be a list of snappy answers to stupid questions posted on an unnamed Australian tourist website although other versions in circulation purport to be from Canadian and South African websites. I knew it was made up when I saw it but it didn’t stop me from laughing

Q. Will I be able to see Kangaroos in the street (US)
A. Depends on how much beer you have been drinking

Q. I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A. Sure, it's only 3,000 miles, take lots of water...

Q. Can you give me some information about Hippo racing in Australia?
A.A-fr-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe
Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the pacific which does not. Oh forget it. Sure Hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

Q. Which direction is North in Australia?
A. Face South and then turn 90 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

Q. I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia?(US)
A. Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q. Can I wear high heels in Australia?(UK)
A. You are a British politician, right?

Q. Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattle-snake serum.(US)
A. Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

Q.I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear the lives in trees (US)
A. It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of gum trees and at the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out.

Q.I was in Australia in 1969 on R& R and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help me?(US)
A. Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.

12 comments:

Roger B. said...

Bonzer! Shame it's not fair dinkum.

beakerkin said...

Jams

One out of three species of snake in Australia is venomous.

Rattlesnake meat tastes like chicken and should be served with white wine.

betmo said...

oh my! hee hee. i am still giggling. in fact, i almost spurted my morning cuppa all over the screen. you could warn a body :) urban myth or not- it's funny.

jams o donnell said...

Roger, Betmo.. I loved it too. Glad you enjoyed it!

Beakerkin, Of course all Ausie snakes are safe and make great pets. Dont forget to play with the Blue ring octupus and the Dingo? great around kids.....

Steve Bates said...

ROTFL! (Of course, I'm easily amused...)

jams o donnell said...

As am I, Steve.. As am i!!!!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I've always wanted to know if its true that Australian toilet water swirls in the opposite direction of American toilets when flushed. I also want a recommendation of where to find a really good "Skippy" burger.

Steve Bates said...

"I've always wanted to know if its true that Australian toilet water swirls in the opposite direction of American toilets when flushed." - EWBL

According to this site, the answer is "Hurricanes and cyclones, yes; sinks, not really." The Coriolis force is mighty small, difficult to detect in anything less massive and sustained than a hurricane.

I can't help you with the Skippy burger. Maybe you could ask skippy...

(The @#$%^ comment mechanism keeps rejecting this comment. Sometimes, Blogger just isn't worth it.)

jams o donnell said...

Steve has it Ewbl.. but you could always call a place in Australia collect and wait for to be extradited to Oz to face a booting.. dont forget to write don't read on me on your butt!!! Australia, Coreolis and Bart.. the perfect Simpson's ep!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Hey, I saw that episode too! I haven't watched The Simpsons in years but I do remember that particular episode. I'm getting ready for the grand premeire of the Simpsons movie coming soon. I think we'll all go in costume. Now, if I could just get Papi to wear a blue beehive wig and tube top dress.......

Thanks for your assistance Steve. The Australian Tourism Board might have a lucrative job opportunity for you! They're missing a Steve over there. How do you feel about crocodiles?

jams o donnell said...

If you can get him to wear it you must post the pics Ewbl!.. I was wondering when that would turn up. A film has been threatened for some years now. We'll be going to see it too..it's wasted on kids!

jams o donnell said...

If you can get him to wear it you must post the pics Ewbl!.. I was wondering when that would turn up. A film has been threatened for some years now. We'll be going to see it too..it's wasted on kids!