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This is an example of the sort of fake news that's out there and it shows just how much you can trust news stories posted on social media. Someone has made a half hour documentary on the Voyager One spacecraft turning back to earth after making an amazing discovery.

Guess what, people. The voyager probes have no propulsion systems. They can't turn back, they're on a one way trip.


There's so much crap on youtube now. And there are so many videoes where the thumbnail you see before you click on it, has nothing to do with the video. It's just people trying to make money. And I think it's getting worse because of AI, people use that to make all sorts of things.
 
There was a year in my teens where "Winona's Big Brown Beaver" and "Peaches" were competing for airtime on the radio. They were essentially the same exact song, except one had slap bass. And then, for variety, that same year, we had "The Three Little Pigs", and "Thunder Kiss 65". The early nineties were peak redneck grunge.
 
There was a year in my teens where "Winona's Big Brown Beaver" and "Peaches" were competing for airtime on the radio. They were essentially the same exact song, except one had slap bass. And then, for variety, that same year, we had "The Three Little Pigs", and "Thunder Kiss 65". The early nineties were peak redneck grunge.

I saw "Winona's Big Brown Beaver" live in the 90s. Everyone went crazy for the entire song. One second into the song a huge roar filled the room and 3-400 people just lost it. They blew the ceiling off that venue. :D It was awesome.
 
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That one didn't make it to my side of the world, I'd never heard of the song or the band and had to look them up.
 
That one didn't make it to my side of the world, I'd never heard of the song or the band and had to look them up.

Primus rules :cool:

One interesting musical fact about Australia, you guys were the first to like ABBA. ABBA wasn't especially popular here or anywhere in the beginning. But they were very popular in Australia. And then slowly the rest of the world starting liking them too. So Australia was first.
 
One interesting musical fact about Australia, you guys were the first to like ABBA.
They were huge here, as much with the Mums and Dads as with the teenagers, and you still occasionally hear their songs on radio today.

Australia and New Zealand had a radically different music scene to the rest of the world. Most of us preferred to listen to live music and our pub rock scene was jumping, so record companies didn't get to dictate what we listened to. Here if a band couldn't play in front of a live audience then they couldn't play, and most of our bands sound better live than they do in a studio recording.

Just as an example of Aussie pub rock. One of our biggest bands of all times was Cold Chisel, they officially broke up in 1983 but even today they still occasionally get back together for a memorial concert. This video is from 2003.

 
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They were huge here, as much with the Mums and Dads as with the teenagers, and you still occasionally hear their songs on radio today.

Australia and New Zealand had a radically different music scene to the rest of the world. Most of us preferred to listen to live music and our pub rock scene was jumping, so record companies didn't get to dictate what we listened to. Here if a band couldn't play in front of a live audience then they couldn't play, and most of our bands sound better live than they do in a studio recording.

Just as an example of Aussie pub rock. One of our biggest bands of all times was Cold Chisel, they officially broke up in 1983 but even today they still occasionally get back together for a memorial concert. This video is from 2003.


Three of my favorite Australian songs are "Great Southern Land" by Icehouse, "Hungry Town" by Big Pig :D and "The Music Goes Round My Head" by The Saints. And that's because of the Australian movie Young Einstein. I had the soundtrack because it's really good.

 
Three of my favorite Australian songs are....
I've seen a lot of reaction videos where Americans are shocked that our music never made it to the US markets, but that's because of the record companies. Most Aussie bands have a song about being abused by US record companies, including Cold Chisel. They couldn't get a contract unless they changed their sound to what the record companies thought was best.

Most Australian artists responded to that with the short sharp words before coming back home and writing a song about it. There's a few notable exceptions. ACDC did change their sound to suit the US market and in doing so lost all connection with Australia, to many of us they ceased to exist in 1980. Another of our great bands did exceptionally well in the US but that's because they never told anyone that they're Australian. The Little River Band. They never lied about it, they just didn't mention it.

Here's ACDC when they were still Australian:

 
I'm guessing the pellets are going in, but to me it looks like the pellets are being dispensed from the mouth.
Emus aren't exactly the smartest critters to ever walk the earth. Once they get used to being fed by humans they'll attempt to eat anything in a human's hand. Rubber, plastic, glass, metal, doesn't matter, if it's in a human's hand then it must be edible.

They will also snatch things from your hand regardless of wether or not you're trying to feed them, and that looks like what's happening in this picture. You can find a lot of pictures and videos on the net where emus are trying to snatch the camera out of people's hands too, or where emus poke their long necks through open windows of parked cars and snatch things out of people's hands.

So a lot of parks now sell cups of food that is suitable for these animals and fine anyone seen to be feeding them something else. The idea is to get the birds to recognise that particular type of cup as food and stop trying to eat everything else.
 

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