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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   19th October 2011, 12:05

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I have 11 fingers, but the 11th is not attached to my hand Smile

How did he escape Tasmania ????

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   19th October 2011, 12:23

Australia - off the top of the head

We have the best racing circuit in the world - its called Mount Panorama
-its about 6km long and its 174 m between the lowest point on the circuit and the highest points (thats just over half the height of the Eiffel tower, about 1.5 times the height of the Sydney harbour bridge and nearly 3 times the height of the Opera house. The main event at it is a 1000km long race in October. Top speed is just under 300 km/h
Hold on to your pants




Australians are a bit of an inventive lot and have invented things such as

- the black box flight recorder system

- the cochlear implant

- pioneered the development of in-car and in-track cameras as now used in motorsports worldwide

Bugger the list is really long just see wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_inventions

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 06:15

Some information about:

Tasmania

Popular facts:

- Tasmania has a population of 509,000 ppl, with almost 60% living outside our state capital
- Hobart is our capital
- Famous people born in Tasmania include Errol Flynn (hollywood legend), Mary Donaldson (married Prince Frederik of Denmark), David Foster (World Record holder for
Woodchopping), Matthew Goss (Cyclist for HTC Highroad) and of course the Tasmanian Devil.
- The annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.


What you probably didn't know:
- Targa Tasmania has over three hundred cars compete, more than any other tarmac rally in the world
- Its land area is just over 68,000 square kilometres and is about the same size as Ireland or Sri Lanka.
- The Tasmanian Devil is endangered due to a deadly facial cancer.
- Tasmania has Australia's oldest brewery, the Cascade brewery in Hobart.


What you most likely did not know:
- In 1642 Abel Janszoon Tasman, the Dutch explorer, gave Tasmania it's first name Van Diemen’s Land.
- Launceston's Cataract Gorge Chairlift is the longest single-span chairlift in the world.
- Tasmania has the longest and deepest caves and the deepest natural freshwater lake in Australia.
- We are the world's largest producer (50%) of opium alkaloids for the pharmaceutical market .
- Hobart is a gateway for Ships visiting Antarctica


What is impossible for you to know:
- Tasmania has 95% of Australia's cool temperate rainforest.
- A Huon pine tree in the south-west wilderness is estimated to be 4,000 years old, making it the oldest living thing on earth.
- 87% of electicity is generated by renewable hydro and wind power, the next best is Queensland @ 8 per cent
- Tasmanian, Eric Waterworth, invented the Record Changer in 1925 which enabled Jukeboxes to exist.
- Frequently missing from maps used by the rest of Australia.


Video which sums up our view of mainland (some place North of Tasmania)


Hobart - Our State Capital


Wine Glass Bay - popular hiking area

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 07:16

I forgot to mention to everyone, that lap of Murphy's MJ posted is the fastest in qualifying by a V8 Supercar still.

Oh and you should see this.


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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 10:35

Nice guys !!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 15:02

Very nice post!! I love you
Thx for info guys!!

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 15:45

Very cool p0ach!

Questions:

1) Do tasmanians have a "national" feeling? I mean like some regions of Europe, especially Spain, where some ppl consider their province in a more passionate way, sometimes as a "nation" itself (Tasmania is considered a state, province or what to mainland Australia?)

2) How is your weather? You said you are a gateway to Antartica, so I assume you get some polar influence? But at the same time, that picture you put seems like a Bahamas place Smile Smile - btw, are you inside that boat? Rolling Eyes

3) Where and by whom was Tasmania first discovered? That was before mainland Australia or after?

The renewable energy you mentioned is awesome. 87% is a VERY high rate, you must have a very windy condition for that. In Brazil, we try to explore our rivers for generating hydroelectric energy. Itaipu Dam is the biggest power plant in the world, it is responsable for 90% of Paraguay energy and 20% of Brazil. By itself it would be able to provide energy to the whole Spain or 2 Australias Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   20th October 2011, 19:29

Hi Alex,

Some quick and most likely correct answers:

1) Yes Tasmanian's are more Tasmanian than Australian, but only slightly more than the others. There is a story told here that it's said if a mainlander (someone from the rest of Australia) is met over overseas they'll say they are from Australia first, then their state. We are the opposite, we're Tasmanian first, the Australian. It really is perception thing though. Interestingly, we do the same inside Tasmania, we are strongly regional as well. I'm from the North, there are others from the North-West and we both kinda dislike the South (mostly the Capital).

2) As much as people joke about how cold it is here it really only gets as low as -3 sometimes over a winter (where I live) and +24-28 or so during Summer. The Mean Average for Hobart from 1880-2011 was 24 in summer and 5 in winter. In fact Tasmania is closer to the equator than Rome, Chicago or the Azores.

3) Tasmania (in white history) was discovered by Abel Janszoon Tasman (Dutch explorer) in 1642 but not settled (invaded depending on your heritage) by the British( in 1803) until the French started coming around and making eyes at us. Razz I'm part Aboriginal and my people arrived 35 to 50 thousand years ago, though there is not too many of us left since the British arrived, thanks to importing infectious diseases and other more invading type activities.

We were discovered after the mainland, which was sighted by a Dutch navigator, Willem Janszoon sometime in 1606. Australia itself was not settled itself until 1788, which started in New South Wales. We are the second colony to be setup and hence have a lot of Australia's oldest establishments and buildings still in use.

4) Nice dam Alex, we currently generate 66% of power via hydro, 21% by wind. The last 13% is unfortunately generated by a coal fire station located in the north near an Aluminium plant, but we're working on that.

To sum up, see this post http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/tasmania/103395-five-reasons-why-tasmania-awesome.html

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   21st October 2011, 00:13

1) Interesting. Over here there are some states more "nationalists" than others, but above all we always say we are brazilians even with continental dimensions. I think the most protective culture is the southern one - which is where I'm in - where the gauchos (ppl born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul) have strong influence from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay culture (Uruguay already was a brazilian province long time ago).

2) What a nice climate you have! Our summers are hell here, sometimes it's impossible to bare.

3) Myself i have some % of native indian origins too, together with azorian and perhaps spanish descendancy. Same thing here about the diseases comment, in fact that's about the entire so-called "New World" civilizations: whole American continent (north, central + south), but here courtesy of the portuguese and spanish Mad Mad Smile Smile

If the rest of the world followed the examples of Tasmania and Brazil I'm sure we wouldn't have these kind of environmental issues. I checked some infos that even myself didn't know, but by 2007 hydropower accounted for 83% of brazilian electricity production Shocked Shocked

We also are pioneers on the usage of bio-diesel (ethanol fuel produced from sugar cane) - largest sugar cane crop and exporter of it in the world Smile

thx for elucidating my questions Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   21st October 2011, 07:26

the temperature might be good - but with the winds straight off Antarctica the wind chill in Hobart can cut to the bone. Up North where poacher lives is a very nice place as is the east coast of Tasmania

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 05:50

LOOL mjl.. Shows off Bathurst with a NZer racing on it.

Greg Murphy is one of NZ's top racing drivers in the V8's series

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 07:07

Manu.da wrote:
Greg Murphy is one of NZ's top racing drivers in the V8's series

Yeah well he has to have a good lap occasionally

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 14:57

Germany

Approx 360000km ² surface, on itself the 82 million
People from the most different nations
let off steam.
Multicultural Chaos. Hurra cheers



Worth knowing:

The foundation of the German alliance occurred in 1815 after the defeat of Napoleon (Frenchy you know) Laughing . He existed currently of 38 states, the Bundestag in Franfurt at the Main.

In 1871 there originated the German emperor empire.
On it there the 1st world war 1914-1918.
It cost the life to approx. 17 million people.


The German empire was controlled from 1933 to 1945 by the National Socialist's broads German Labor Party (NSDAP).



On this ill power and his rejecting ones
I would not like to enter actions further.
A very bad time which does not let go us till this day.

The division of Germany:

Walter Ulbricht (SED) & Leonid Breschnew (left)
Nobody has the intention, to establish a wall!!!


In 1949 one started to divide Germany, into the west and the east part.




GayLords cheers Erich Honecker & Leonid Breschnew


In 1961 Germany was official and divided completely, until in 1990 the union took place again.
In this time approx 75.000 people from the east tried to flee, lost approx 1347 their live by the border posts of the SED.

Culture:

1st German Wunderkind
Joanne Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (* 27th of January, 1756 in Salzburg

His extensive work enjoys worldwide popularity and belongs to most important in the repertoire of the classical music. He himself was mostly called Wolfgang Amadé Mozart.

The probably most famous Mozart's portrait





Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (* 10th of November, 1759 in brook Mar on the Neckar, Wurttemberg

In 1802 ennobled, was a German-speaking writer, philosopher and historian.

Another German Wunderkind


Dirk Werner Nowitzki (* 19th of June, 1978 in Wurzburg

He is active since 1998 in the North American professional league NBA for Dallas Mavericks.

German like Sports...







7 times world champion in the formula 1
"Michael Schumacher"


Now he is not to be used any more,


so Sebastian Vettel came into play.
Sorry Schumacher




...and Beers...

...and Sangria. They drink it from buckets.
Of course on Malle, the German name for Mallorca...


This is the King of Mallorca ( Jürgen Drews ) a German Pop Singer




If you have known this...

About 4000 B.C. it was when a sumerian bread baker left the dough too long in the sun between the Euphrates and Tigris (in today's Iraq). As a result the yeast cultures got going a fermenting process. The result: slimy, viscous mass with intoxicating effect. The precursor of the today's beer was discovered.

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What you did not know over Germany yet.

Germany is the nation richest in population by far of the European Union. It is a modern and cosmopolitan country. The society is stamped by a pluralism of life styles and the variety of ethno more culturally coinage. The forms of the living together have become more varied in past decades, the individual clearances have increased. The traditional role allocations of the genders were broken open. In spite of the social changes the family is furthermore the most important social relation group and the youngsters have a very narrow relation to her parents.



Olé and Fin... Danke Anke!




Ğøøøøø ...'ΛτŘ' Ğøøøøø ...мдиц
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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 15:35

Summary of Spain Tortu you do it .... hehehe Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 16:46

very nice Manu!! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 18:53

Nice summary of Germany, thanks Manu

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   23rd October 2011, 19:00

I will do something....don't know when.......Sad

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   5th February 2012, 18:43

heh. by chance have found the link to this thread at the browser...
and today i've seen a post with the best photos describing russian destiny/ or some beautiful moments from 2008 to 2011.

p.s. would be more intresting to look through knowing the comments above pictures
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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   5th February 2012, 19:06

beautiful pictures, kaka.. Russia is a continental country, very different people and cultures inside the same country... like we have here too.

very nice, you must be proud of it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   5th February 2012, 23:09

Yup Russia is very cool, with russians all drunk and very nice girls! xD

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   6th February 2012, 06:49

great great pics kaka!

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   6th February 2012, 21:51

Thx Kaka. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATR is also CULTURE!   6th February 2012, 23:08

Lovely images Kaka.

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