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Three Tries, No Jewels

Two men attempted to break into a jewelry store in Beaudesert, Australia, on New Year’s Eve by breaking through the back wall of the building. However, when they went through the wall, they found themselves in a KFC outlet -which was still open! The two took the opportunity to hold up the restaurant, and made [...]

Fireworks in Reverse

(Video Link) What do fireworks look like when you see them backwards? Simply beautiful. Julian Tay recorded the New Year’s Day fireworks display in Melbourne, Australia and reversed the image. Link -via Colossal 

Star Trails Down Under

This photograph of star trails over Lake Tyrrell in Victoria, Australia was taken by amateur astronomer and astrophotography enthusiast Alex Cherney. His daughter’s school project involving astronomy was the origin of Cherney’s interest in the subject. Originally from the Ukraine, Cherney currently lives in Australia and regularly travels the country taking pictures of the night [...]

Bat Smoothies

Bev Brown runs the Ashburton Wildlife Shelter in Victoria, Australia, home to endangered grey-headed flying foxes. In this gallery, you’ll see a 12-week-old bat named Camilla enjoy Bev’s special fruit smoothies she makes as a treat for the animals on hot days. Who knew you could drink a smoothie while hanging upside-down? Link -via Metafilter (Image [...]

Ig® Nobel Limericks: World’s End, Sheep-Dragging, Robber Trap

Ig Nobel Achievements distilled into limerick formby Martin Eiger, Improbable Research Limerick Laureate The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. For details of all the Ig Nobel Prize–winning achievements, see each year’s special Ig Nobel issue of the magazine, and also see the website. 2011 Ig Nobel Mathematics Prize The [...]

4 Animals That Change in Captivity

Put a wild animal in a cage, and it’s bound to act differently. Zoologists and vets have many strategies to help an animal get settled and normalize its behavior in captivity. Psychological changes can be overcome with animal enrichment programs that keep creatures entertained and mentally stimulated—but some of the internal and physical changes in [...]

Where Do I Sign Up To Scratch This Little Guy?

(Video Link) If this is every day life in Australia, then I’ll file for a work visa there today. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

A Sea of Books

Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus (featured before on Neatorama) has struck again! this time in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia with a massive sidewalk art installation featuring 10,000 books [...]

Neon Ghostbusters Sign

This neon sign recreating the Ghostbusters movie poster is in the window at the Mexican restaurant Touche Hombre in Melbourne, Australia. Read a review of the quirky eatery at My Food Trail. Link -via Mr. Whaite

The Guy Who Spent His Summer Helping Strangers From the Internet

What did you do this summer? Now, what would you have done if you had unlimited airline miles and no job to tie you down? Most people would simply vacation in a few places they’ve always wanted to visit, but Reddit user Generique opted to use his unique opportunity to help others. At the beginning of [...]