While I don’t have an literal bucket list, Australia is certainly one place I’d like to see. How about you? Are you from Australia, or have you visited there? Hit reply, and let me know.
Happy Australia Day!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Australia Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Australia is the only country that is both an island and a continent. It ranks as the sixth largest country (covering nearly three million square miles) and the smallest continent. I’ve never been there, have you?
All Down Under: Australian Slang
“Australian slang is colourful, and often funny. Australian slang can also be a complete mystery to most people not born here.” This Aussie glossary is divided into three parts: Slang Phrases, Rhyming Slang, and Categories. The latter is further divided into a dozen more categories such as People, Clothing and Animals. Do you know what boomers, chooks, or woofers are?
Australia: Facts About Australia
Visit this tourism site to learn about Australia’s geography, weather, currency, seasons, plants, and animals. “Our unique animals are one of the many reasons people visit our country. Australia has more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal. More than 80 per cent of our plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia and are found nowhere else.”
Australian Government: About Australia
The Australian government provides quick facts and figures on geography, currency, weather, and many stories from Australian history and culture. “The Dreaming, or ‘Tjukurrpa’, also means to ‘see and understand the law’ as it is translated from the Arrernte language. Dreaming stories pass on important knowledge, cultural values and belief systems to later generations.”
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Australia Wikipedia Printable
Steve Irwin Printable
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Quote of the Week
“How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?” ~~ Arthur C. Clarke ~~ (born 16 December 1917) British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist. Visit Lightafire.com to discover this collection of quotes about experience.
Surfing the Calendar
Nellie Bly Returns From Her 72-day Trip Around the World Jan 25, 1890
Australia Day Jan 26, 1788
Playdoh Patent Issued Jan 26, 1965
Mozart’s Birthday Jan 27, 1756
Lewis Carroll’s Birthday Jan 27, 1832
Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Published Jan 28, 1813
Seven Dead in Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster Jan 28, 1986
National Puzzle Day Jan 29, 2017
Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated Jan 30, 1948
Black History Month February
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
First Session of Supreme Court Feb 1, 1790
Change Your Password Day Feb 1, 2017