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    These were posted on an Australian tourism website, and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for dumb questions!)

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    Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK ).

    A: We import all plants fully grown, and then just sit around watching them die.

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    Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? ( USA )

    A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

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    Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? ( Sweden)

    A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles. Take lots of water.

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    Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia ? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane , Cairns , Townsville and Hervey Bay ? ( UK)

    A: What did your last slave die of?

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    Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia ? ( USA )

    A: A-Fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe .

    Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not...

    Oh, forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

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    Q: Which direction is North in Australia ? ( USA )

    A: Face south, and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

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    Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia ? ( UK )

    A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

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    Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? ( USA )

    A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...

    Oh, forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races.. Come naked.

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    Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia ? ( UK )

    A: You are a British politician, right?

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    Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney , and is milk available all year round? ( Germany )

    A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter/gatherers. Milk is illegal.

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    Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can Dispense rattlesnake serum. ( USA )

    A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca, which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled, and make good pets.

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    Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia , but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. ( USA )

    A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

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    Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia ? ( USA)

    A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

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    Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia ? ( France )

    A: Only at Christmas.

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    Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? ( USA )

     

    A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first

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    hmm, many from the americans, why does that not surprise me. I remember being on holiday in Mexico and we convinced the american tourists that here in wales we have real dragons, and catch them and eat them. thay took it all in. what fun we had.

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    Quotes from the repair log of Qantas airline mechanics

     

    After every flight, pilots fill out a form called a gripe sheet, which conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction. The mechanics read and correct the problem, and then respond in writing on the lower half of the form what remedial action was taken, and the pilot reviews the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints and problems as submitted by Qantas pilots and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers. By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident. (P = The problem logged by the pilot.) (S = The solution and action taken by the engineers.)

     

    P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

    S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

     

    P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

    S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

     

    P: Something loose in cockpit.

    S: Something tightened in cockpit.

     

    P: Dead bugs on windshield.

    S: Live bugs on back-order.

     

    P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.

    S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

     

    P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.

    S: Evidence removed.

     

    P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

    S: DME volume set to more believable level.

     

    P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.

    S: That's what they're there for.

     

    P: IFF inoperative.

    S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

     

    P: Suspected crack in windshield.

    S: Suspect you're right.

     

    P: Number 3 engine missing.

    S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

     

    P: Aircraft handles funny.

    S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

     

    P: Target radar hums.

    S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

     

    P: Mouse in cockpit.

    S: Cat installed.

     

    P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.

    S: Took hammer away from midget.

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    These were posted on an Australian tourism website, and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for dumb questions!)

     

    No it's not. It's a tweaked spoof set of FAQs written about Canada years ago before it hosted a winter olympics. Good fun but not actual questions or responses - not sure why these things always try to pass themselves off as 'real' when they're so clearly not.

     

    Jim

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    No it's not. It's a tweaked spoof set of FAQs written about Canada years ago before it hosted a winter olympics. Good fun but not actual questions or responses - not sure why these things always try to pass themselves off as 'real' when they're so clearly not.

     

    Jim

     

    Well they made me laugh out loud, so who cares. Thank you Stekaz & Gollywobbler. Superb !!

    Paul

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    Thanks Golly, your post is so humorous that cant stop laughing, excellent post

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    Guest stekaz

    "No it's not. It's a tweaked spoof set of FAQs written about Canada years ago before it hosted a winter olympics. "

     

    most things on the net are repeats Jim, but if we stop laughing at them what do we have left?:biggrin:

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    "No it's not. It's a tweaked spoof set of FAQs written about Canada years ago before it hosted a winter olympics. "

     

    most things on the net are repeats Jim, but if we stop laughing at them what do we have left?:biggrin:

     

    Not suggesting anyone stops laughing at them - I wrote they were 'good fun' - simply pointing out that these are not 'real' questions posed to Aus tourism on their website. Laugh away ...

     

    Jim

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