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Message 2137573 - Posted: 25 Jun 2024, 8:00:56 UTC

Don't they teach geography in the U.S.?

Tasmania or Tanzania? Bindi Irwin's Cradle Mountain holiday blunder by US magazine People.

Tasmania has had many tourism slogans over the years from 'Come down for air' to 'Go behind the scenery', but perhaps it should consider 'not to be confused with Tanzania'.

A major United States celebrity news publication has mistaken Australia's island state for the East African country after the world-famous Irwin family visited Cradle Mountain, with Bindi Irwin posting images from her family's trip on her Instagram, which has a following of 5.7 million people.

She made the trip to the Tasmanian national park with her husband Chandler, daughter Grace, brother Robert and mother Terri.

Attracting global attention, it was picked up by People which touts itself as the number one source for the "most trustworthy celebrity news".

It published a story about the trip, noting "Bindi was joined by her husband, daughter, mother and brother for the trip to the East African country".......
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Message 2137578 - Posted: 25 Jun 2024, 8:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 2137573.  

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A four word warning that the story may not be based on either reality or common-sense.....
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Message 2137715 - Posted: 28 Jun 2024, 5:21:52 UTC

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Message 2137744 - Posted: 28 Jun 2024, 17:51:44 UTC

As we know science fiction often leads to science fact.

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Message 2137749 - Posted: 28 Jun 2024, 19:38:58 UTC - in response to Message 2137744.  

As we know science fiction often leads to science fact.

Warp Drive and a FTL Drive system like in 2004's Battlestar Galactica are possible, while Hyper Space is not possible as Hyper Space doesn't exist.
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Message 2137907 - Posted: 4 Jul 2024, 5:39:47 UTC

I'm sorry, but the young girl has so much Botox pumped into that face that of hers that a frown is all she can do these days.

The Beckhams have recreated their wedding looks for their 25th anniversary, digging out the matching purple outfits they wore on their big day.

So there's no recreation going on there.

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Message 2137948 - Posted: 5 Jul 2024, 5:13:09 UTC
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Message 2138147 - Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 8:58:33 UTC

Welcome to the 20th century and something that we've been using here for over 40yrs.

New York City trolled for only just discovering ‘revolutionary’ wheelie bins.

New York City has discovered wheelie bins.

In what the famous tourist destination is calling a “trash revolution” to clean up the streets and curb the city’s problem rat population, wheelie bins will finally be introduced instead of leaving rubbish bags on the street.

But those watching on from across the world can’t believe wheelie bins don’t already exist there.

NYC mayor Eric Adams began his press conference rolling in a bin and proudly demonstrating how to use it before celebrating with colleagues.

He said “many people thought it was impossible” that these wheelie bins were going to be part of the city’s “trash revolution”........
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Message 2138149 - Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 9:14:34 UTC - in response to Message 2138147.  

Wheelie bins work well where most habitation units have their own private land (garden, yard etc) to store them. But most of New York has multi-floor, multi-apartment housing units, above street level. Do all those blocks even have elevators?

Earlier this year, I visited an area of student accommodation - with terraces of small houses, all divided into separate flats, each in multi-occupancy. The rear access lane was lined on both sides by continuous ranks of wheelie bins. And when the wind blew, they all set off for one end of the street...

Wheelie bins are a solution for the landed middle classes, dreamed up by planners who don't have to manage them in their own ivory towers. Good luck New York.
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Message 2138151 - Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 11:27:54 UTC - in response to Message 2138149.  

When I lived in a foreign city with multi-floor, multi-apartment housing units, the bins were the large industrial type and they were emptied every day, 365 days per year. And that worked.
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Message 2138152 - Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 11:47:08 UTC - in response to Message 2138149.  

In Germany, especially in the East, we have large districts with multi-floor, multi-appartment buildings (socialist era prefabricated buildings, but also build in the 1970s in larger West German metropolitan cities), usually up to 5 floors with many entrances, some more than 100 meters long (or enclosing a street block). Taller units can be found in larger cities, normally up to 11 floors. They often still have the original garbage chutes where garbage is collected in large bins at a basement room, lifted up by house keepers. We typically have large and heavy plastic bins (up to 1,100 liters; ~290 gal) on four wheels with locking brakes. It needs a storm and loose brakes to move them. There are even different types for coastal regions to prevent stronger winds from opening the sliding lid. A couple of bins are either enclosed by fences at outside collection places or they are enclosed separately in a concrete housing with sheet steel doors at front and drop-in flaps on top. You need the right key to open the gate resp. the flaps (garbagemans use master keys). About once a year bins will be automatically cleaned with hot water by a machine built into a truck. But as Richard objected, some land is required for collection places which belongs to the buildings not far from entrance(s) (and not near heat-insulated building facades --> styrofoam... fire hazard).

My appartment house (5 floors, 2 entrances, 20 larger family flats) shares one 1,100 liters bin with a neighboring house (5 floors, ~40 small flats). There are separate bins for garbage, uncleaned packaging and paper/cardboards. Packaging (payed by food producers) and paper is free, only garbage costs a hefty service fee. Large landlords (often municipally owned or cooperatives) try to balance the amount of garbage of different houses to the right number and sizes of bins to minimize tennant's costs. Waste disposal is an expensive public service here, often assigned by authorities in long-time contracts to large companies operating nationwide.
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Message 2138164 - Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 18:02:05 UTC
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Message 2138193 - Posted: 11 Jul 2024, 7:11:03 UTC

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Message 2138194 - Posted: 11 Jul 2024, 7:24:13 UTC - in response to Message 2138193.  

Does this qualify for a Darwin Award?

Yes it does. It was so stupid and he took himself out of the gene pool.

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