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HTB Frosty Super Chase Contest Winner – Congrats!

And the big winner of “Hostile Takeover Banker’s” great Super Chase Frosty giveaway?



Thanks for a great contest “HTB!” HTB notes, corrects and confirms things that you thought might be true about Australia (yes, looking up things on the internet was permissible). While we had a lot of fun and weird answers, ultimately, it was a total random draw as selected by Random.org.

I would like to say that most the ‘facts’ people are coming up with are pretty accurate. One thing though, the coriolis effect doesn’t actually affect small amounts of water, so the water won’t actually flush the opposite way down the toilet. Mainly I have just been reading them all and having a good laugh. There are some very good responses!
In 1954 Bob Hawke made it into the Guinness Record Book: he sculled 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob Hawke went on to become the Prime Minister of Australia. He was recently snapped on youtube sculling a beer someone had handed him from the crowd, proving even in his old age, he still has it.
The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile. And yes, the wombat does lay square poos!
Australia has the world’s largest cattle station (ranch). At 30,028 km2 it is almost the same size as Belgium.
Australians have 380,000 m2 per person available. Yet well over 90% are cramming into our coastal cities on only 10% of the land. In other words, hardly anyone actually lives in the outback!
We call Australian’s from Queensland “banana benders”, people from South Australia ‘crow eaters’ and people from Western Australia “sandgropers”. Yes, I am a ‘sandgroper’!
The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox. You can ferry out there and send a postcard, stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp. It is also the world’s largest organic structure.
Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world, after Athens.

“The race that stops a nation” is the Melbourne Cup; a horse race held on the first Tuesday of November each year, and yes, most people stop working to go watch it.
We love our sports and Don Bradman is an example of one of our greats. He averaged 99.94 (the nearest rank after that would be just around 60) and he needed only 1 run in his last innings to make that average a solid 100. With tears in his eyes, he was bowled out and didn’t get a chance to bat in the second innings.
We play football. Not rugby, not soccer, not gridiron but Aussie Rules. Mention football to an Australian and they mean Australian Rules Football. To Jeaks, and others dismay, the West Coast Eagles are the best team in that competition.
Thanks everyone for entering and thanks for a great contest prize, HTB (and Happy Birthday HTB!)
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