australia

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This is one of the more heartwarming stories of internet notoriety. READ MORE »


The traffic silhouette is designed after and dedicated to Mary Rogers, the first woman elected to local government in the state of Victoria, the second in Australia. READ MORE »


That’s the undeniable power of Oreos and biscuits. READ MORE »


Entertainment

Canada has given us an Harry Potter themed bar and restaurant, but that’s nothing compared to the joy I felt when I discovered that Melbourne, Australia now has a George Costanza-themed bar after the famed Seinfeld anti-hero character.

The Sydney Herald reported that the bar, called “George’s Bar,” features autographed items,… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The totally overgrown puffball sheep who gave no fucks, or ‘Chris,’ was everyone’s hero for a day when he was discovered wandering around in Canberra, Australia having the time of his life inside of his own wool cocoon.

But here is the exclusive video showing him being shorn the hell up.

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Here’s a confusing story: There’s an Australian documentary called “Gayby Baby” about gay and lesbian couples raising children that has received accolades, sold out at the Sydney Film Festival as well as at showings in Canada and New Zealand, and was screened just last week for the New South Wales Parliament as part of theREAD MORE »


Love & Sex

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and England)  on four different continents . Naturally, when we made our initial moves, our heads were full of images of exotic foreign men and exciting adventures. READ MORE »


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I haven’t been following the Australian swimming community’s sexual abuse scandal. I only feel like I have been. That’s because these sorts of heartbreaking stories are so goddamned familiar: a coach is accused of sexually abusing the young charges under his tutelage and with whom he has shared lots of private time, often far from home.
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Love & Sex

The semi-creepy travel dating website MissTravel took a survey of its members to find where the sexiest people in the world come from. The site asked both men and women to rate which nationalities they find sexiest in a partner. Obviously, sexiness is pretty subjective, but it’s all in good fun anyway! The oh-so-scientific results found… READ MORE »


Entertainment

As soon as I started dating an Australian, I began fantasizing about all the adorable animals Down Under who would someday become my friends. Koalas! Roos! Wombats! Sadly, this American was quickly informed that all of those wild animals are indeed wild animals and seldom seen, let alone snuggled. (Kangaroos, I am told, are very… READ MORE »


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Warning: the video above is gross, violent and gruesome. It’s also an Australian PSA against cutting school, which understandably has people quite upset. Watch at your own risk. [Huffington Post]
Demi Lovato was photographed with some bling on her left ring finger, prompting some to conclude she is engaged to Wilmer Valderrama, who… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I’m going to make some sweeping generalizations about Australians. They have very cute, but oft-difficult-to-discern accents. They all come from places with silly names like Dingawoomba. Some of them drink a lot. They are sick of fielding questions about kangaroos. And most importantly, they love their snacks. Brits have their Marmite. The Quebecois have their… READ MORE »


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The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend the photographs of her friends in blackface, “tribal paint,” and a KKK costume.

Now the whole world knows an Australian woman identified by… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The Sydney Living Museum recently made public a series of mugshots taken from the 1920s. Yes, I know, I know, Australia’s always had a rep for being an island of criminals, but these mugshots are actually super cool. The collection comprises both male and female convicts, posing artfully in both close up and full-body shots. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

We’ve all done something stupid in the name of sex, usually involving one too many tequila sunrises and men with neck tattoos. But one Australian man puts us all to shame: he shoved a fork up his peehole. Yes, he shoved a piece of cutlery into his urethra. The 70-year-old Canberra man’s escapade was cataloged in… READ MORE »


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“They’re young, they’re feisty, I think I can probably say have a bit of sex appeal, and they are just very very connected to the local area.”
— This is MP Tony Abbott, leader of Australia’s Liberal Party, when asked about two female politicians, Fiona Scott and Jackie Kelly. The best he could come up… READ MORE »


Entertainment

“The Sapphires” is reportedly one of the very best films of the the year. It’s won all kinds of awards! But the DVD cover is … problematic. The flick stars Chris O’Dowd as the manager of a ’60s girl group in Australia comprised of four Aboriginal women, including “Australian Idol” runner-up Jessica Mauboy. Based on… READ MORE »


Celebs

Some will send binkies. Some will send booties. Some will send rattles. But the government of Australia gave the newborn prince/their monarchal overlord Prince George Alexander Louis another sort of gift entirely: a baby crocodile. The little snapper was hatched on December 3, the same day Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy to the world, and… READ MORE »


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