Australian Trivia

Each and every part of Australia is within a distance of 1000km from ocean or a beach.

30,028 square km of land is under cattle ranch. This area size is almost the same as that of the whole Belgium.

People of Queensland in Australia are called “Banana Benders”, and “Sand Gropers” is the name given to the people from Western Australia.

There are nearly 20,000,000 people in Australia, of which approximately 80% live in cities next to the sea.

Australia has, probably, the lowest population density of any country in the world, IE: 2 people per square km. Japan has 327 people/2 km.

The area of Australia that is covered by snow in winter is larger than the area of Switzerland.

70% of the world’s wool comes from Australia. We have over 126,000,000 sheep, which use fully half the continent for grazing.

The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 km’s. It’s designed to keep dingoes away from the sheep.

The wine cask, the ubiquitous plastic bag full of wine contained in a cardboard box, was invented in Australia in 1967.

Qantas stands for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services.

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The information below was written by my husband and sent to all our boating friends on Tuesday. Here is part three, written by hubby, on this continuing saga.

The Saga of Old Dogs – Part III

So back from the Vet Tuesday. Little Bit’s liver function continues to improve with her numbers being down a little bit from last month. Good news there.

She continues to lose weight however. She was 64.4 pounds last month and is 62.4 this month. So in perspective she was about 82 pounds just this time last year.

We asked today about what we can do to increase weight. The Doctor has been concerned about the allergies and the food has been specific to that problem. But now we are focusing on liver issues. So she now also gets canned wet liver function (I think it is called hepatic) dog food. She had that can gone in record time.

This reminds me of a couple of guys we had at Willow Berm when we first starting having this boating addiction. Doug and Dave took in and rescued standard poodles. In fact the license plate on their car was “STUDPL” or something close. I always thought it referred to various manly parts since they were a gay couple.

Anyway, Dave was talking about cooking chicken and rice for their rescue dog and Doug asked me what we fed Little Bit. I said, “Dog food.” “What a concept!,” he said. Doug was the frugal member. If he asked me now I’d have to say something entirely different.

Our boating buddy Duffy did a cartoon of their dog riding a surf board and Dave liked it so much he had it professionally framed and they had it in their boat.

So the news continues to improve on the Little Bit front. Now if we can just get a few pounds on her.

Wednesdays Question

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s question time. It’s time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We’d all like that.

So here’s this weeks question: What is the best way to get readers to comment your blog posts?

Well, if they are going to comment then you need to visit them on a regular basis and comment on their posts. With some this still doesn’t work, but for the most part if you’re leaving meaningful comments on their blog posts most will eventually comment on your blog. Some folks don’t get that though.

Another way is to ask a question. I get more comments on my ‘Wednesdays Question’ posts than any other.