It's Great to be Australian..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Jan 17, 2006.


  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    From my friend down under.....She works for the Govt there...

    A little Christmas cheer for all from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.



    ~ 31 Australians have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.



    ~ 19 Australians have died in the last 3 years by eating Christmas decorations they believed were chocolate.



    ~ Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling incidents.



    ~ 101 Australians since 1997 have had to have broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.



    ~ 18 Australians had serious burns in 1998 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.



    ~ A massive 543 Australians were admitted to casualty in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth or eye socket.


    ~ 5 Australians were injured last year in accidents involving out of control electric cars.



    ~ 3 Australians die each year testing if a 9V battery works on their tongue.



    ~ 142 Australians were injured in 1998 by not removing all the pins from new shirts.



    ~ 58 Australians are injured each year by using sharp Knives instead of screwdrivers.



    And finally:



    ~ 8 Australians cracked their skull in 1997 after falling asleep (passing out) while throwing up into the toilet.





    YEP! It's great to be Australian





    Excuse me.....How does one open a beer with their eye socket????? :shock:
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    MILHOL OR ANDY!!! Where are you?
     
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I was thinking the same thing!
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm trying to picture this and coming up blank
    Some kind of a Klan hazing incident?
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member


    Something to do with firecrackers, IIRC. Some of the other stuff is equally obscure, wasn't hanging with the Aussies often enough when in Simgapore.
     
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Not too many years ago, I thought Australia would be the next great superpower. [nono]
     
  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    What are fairy lights???
     
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Christmas Tree lights....


    Now..off to get a pedicure... :D :D :D :D :D


    I love pampered "me" time!
     
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    What's that?!?! (sigh)
     
  10. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Is it bad to test car batteries that way also :eek: ?
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Not if you are a Devourer of Worlds.
     
  12. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It might however explain that indigestion the other night [yukface]
     
  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Acid indigestion.
     
  14. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    fixed that for you.... ;)
     
  15. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Anyone have a vegamite sandwhich?
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    [alien]
     
  17. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Man I have bad gas tonight....so be advised; stay away from Uranus tonight [yukface]
     
  18. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [rofllmao]
     
  19. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I have only suffered one of those mishaps.....and the head injury from the toilet bowl did not require stiches. I did have a black eye from teh toilet roll dispenser I hit on the way down..... [beer]
     
  20. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Look who's back! Our long lost brethren from down under! Welcome back Andy.
     
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