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‘God’s Bathtub’ Discovered By Scientists In Australia
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I would imagine that God’s bathtub would be very big and very beautiful. That seems to be what led scientists to bestow the name upon a lake recently discovered in Australia. Scientists in Australia have discovered a lake, now called …

Giant Pink Slugs Found In Australia
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Giant pink slugs have been found on a mountainside in Australia, and park rangers say that on a good day, you can see hundreds of them clustered on the rocks, creating an odd juxtaposition between nature and a very unnatural …

Nurse Admits to Murdering 11 in Sydney Nursing Home Fire

A 37-year-old Australian Man has admitted to setting a fire at a Quaker Hill nursing home that took the lives of 11 elderly patients and injured another 8. Roger Dean had been working as a nurse at the nursing home …

Germany, Australia Think The Xbox One Is An Orwellian Nightmare
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Much of the controversy surrounding the Xbox One thus far has been focused on its vague used game policy. Now another controversy may be brewing in countries with strong privacy laws. Gamasutra reports that both Germany and Australia have expressed …

Nurse Admits Murdering 11 Elderly Patients

An Australian man this week pleaded guilty to murdering 11 elderly residents of a nursing home where he worked briefly in 2011. According to an Australian Associated Press report, 37-year-old Roger Dean admitted during his Australian Supreme Court trial to …

Man Attempts To Bust Ghosts, Stumbles Upon Wife Having Sex With Stepson
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Being a ghostbuster isn’t easy. You may stumble upon some rather scary things, including your son having sex with your wife. The Mercury reports that a 28-year-old woman recently pled guilty to five counts of sexual intercourse with a minor. …

Australian Politician Tricked Into Liking Photo of Teen’s Nuts on Facebook

An Australian politician fell victim to a photo prank on Facebook that resulted in “liking” a picture of a 16-year-old boy’s testicles. Peter Collier has since apologized, claiming that the photo looked innocent enough to him when he liked it …

Dead For 40 Minutes: New CPR Machine Brings Man Back From The Brink
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It’s the sort of thing you usually only see in the movies or on medical shows on TV: a patient is clinically dead and all hope seems lost, when suddenly he (or she) is miraculously revived after an impossibly long …

$120 Egg Sandwich Offered at Sydney Restaurant
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An egg sandwich would rank pretty low in an ordered list of expensive sandwiches. One restaurant, however, has found a way to raise the price of an egg sandwich to over $100. According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, …

Player Dies: Snake Bite Kills From Field Hockey Pitch

An Australian field hockey player was bitten by a snake while attempting to get it off the pitch and died hours later, officials say. A series of unfortunate circumstances led to the death of 26-year old Karl Berry on Tuesday; …

Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll
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Just last week, a member of LulzSec was sentenced for his part in the Sony Pictures hack in 2011 that saw information from the site being spread across the Internet. Now Australia says it’s nabbed another member of the notorious …

Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love
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Google has begun to show a doodle honoring Ella Fitzgerald on its homepage in regions where the date has already changed to April 25th. Thursday would have been her 96th birthday. This excludes Australia and New Zealand, as Google chooses …

Thief Smashes Through Glass Door at Full Speed [VIDEO]

If you’re like me, you’ll never get tired of idiot criminals doing idiotic things. This bag thief definitely fits the bill, running through a glass door at full speed in his attempt to flee the scene. According to The Telegraph, …

April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK] April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]
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Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a …

Store Charges $5 Browsing Fee to Combat Showrooming Store Charges $5 Browsing Fee to Combat Showrooming
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In order to combat showrooming, one Brisbane, Australia store is taking to some rather extreme measures. The store is now charging people a $5 “just looking” fee in the hopes of deterring them from using the store as a physical …

Chromebooks Are Now Available In Six More Countries Chromebooks Are Now Available In Six More Countries

Chromebooks are slowly making their way around the world as Google introduces more consumers to its idea of what personal computing should look like. Now consumers, schools and businesses in six more countries can take advantage of the affordable computing …

Australian Miners Fired for Harlem Shake Video [REPORT]
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According to one Australian mining outfit, doing the Harlem Shake on the job is a fireable offense. ABC News is reporting that at least 15 miners at the Agnew Gold mine in Western Australia were canned after posting their own …

Julian Assange Forms Wikileaks Party, Runs For Australian Senate Seat Julian Assange Forms Wikileaks Party, Runs For Australian Senate Seat
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Early last year, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange found that he could technically run for the Australian senate while under house arrest in London. A lot has happened since then, but Assange’s political aspirations have not diminished. The Age reports that …

Google Wins Six-Year Legal Battle Over Ads In Australia Google Wins Six-Year Legal Battle Over Ads In Australia

Google has won a legal battle against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after six years in court. The ACCC had alleged that Google enaged in “misleading and deceptive” practices, when displaying ads for a company called CarSales for …

Humans Wiped Out Tiger, Not Disease, Shows Study

A new study from the University of Adelaide has shown that humans, not diseases, were responsible for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as thylacine, was a marsupial carnivore found in Tasmania until the species …

Python On Plane Wing Is Your WTF Story Of The Day [Video]

I promise not to make any stupid “Snakes on a Plane” jokes. A Python was spotted on the wing of a Quantas Airways plane during a two-hour flight from Cairns, Australia to Papua New Guinea. According to The Sydney Morning …