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DSTM
30-08-2008, 10:39 AM
For those Members, who have never been to OZ,we are an Island,and this gives you an idea, of the size,compared to Europe.:)

http://i36.tinypic.com/ifvnv8.jpg

RandyL
30-08-2008, 10:57 AM
That's not an island, that's a continent.

DSTM
30-08-2008, 11:12 AM
That's not an island, that's a continent.
Although Australia also meets the definition of an island (a piece of land surrounded by water), it is large enough to be considered its own continent.
So by definition,it can be considered both.

RandyL
30-08-2008, 11:21 AM
LOL
It is a very large island isn't it? It definitely dwarfs most of Europe. How long would it take to do a complete "walk about"? LOL

Mara
01-09-2008, 11:32 PM
Suspect visitors to your Country may be as confused as to it's true size as they often are when visiting Canada, DSTM - huge smile!

(Can honestly remember when relatives from England actually packed a suitcase when they heard we were driving 200 miles to show them our Canyon. To us, it's a day trip).

Wonder what it costs to fly from one side of your Country to the other? Here, it costs considerable more to fly across Canada than, for instance, to Europe.

Seth
01-09-2008, 11:48 PM
Holy **** Doug.

I'm very well educated in such things (or so I thought).

I have no words to say as I keep scrolling back to your original post that shows Australia devouring all of Europe.

BTW- Did I ever tell you that I want to move to AU or NZ?

Seth
01-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Suspect visitors to your Country may be as confused as to it's true size as they often are when visiting Canada, DSTM - huge smile!

(Can honestly remember when relatives from England actually packed a suitcase when they heard we were driving 200 miles to show them our Canyon. To us, it's a day trip).

Wonder what it costs to fly from one side of your Country to the other? Here, it costs considerable more to fly across Canada than, for instance, to Europe.

Seth grumbles at the lack of details and continues to pursue a purely Canadian technical support site.

Mara
02-09-2008, 07:06 AM
Seth, suspect a "purely Canadian technical support site" may well be impossible - if one believes my American friends (grin!) - who maintain we "Canadians are so laid-back even computer problems don't cause gray hair!"

Australia is, without doubt, one of the places that I wish we'd visited when we were jaunting around - drat, drat! But then again, apparently you've got HUGE snakes there, Doug - eeeeeek!

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 08:32 AM
I have never seen that pic before - thats amazing in terms of the scale of Australia - I knew it was big, but I never saw a comparison that put it to scale like that Doug - Amazed :eek:

Seth moving to AU or NZ - isn't that a huge climate change, Seth I pictured you wearing those huge lumberjack jackets and arctic clothing lol

When I retire I want to move to Canada - I love the cold :D

Wolfeymole
02-09-2008, 08:40 AM
Seth's moving over to Oz as he freely admits he just couldn't hack it in West Yorkshire with being a complete soft ****. :D

Plus he'd be afraid of strolling though areas like these rolling moors where I might be lurking.

Countryside near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire : 1030257 - PicturesOfEngland.com (http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/West_Yorkshire/pictures/1030257)

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 08:59 AM
lol - Seth in AU - he needs to be more bothered about:-

DEADLY spiders
CROKS (OBVIOUSLY DEADLY :D)
DEADLY snakes
SHARKS (no Seth not inland :p they have not evolved that much)
to name just a few - :eek:
LMAO

DSTM
02-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Seth, suspect a "purely Canadian technical support site" may well be impossible - if one believes my American friends (grin!) - who maintain we "Canadians are so laid-back even computer problems don't cause gray hair!"

Australia is, without doubt, one of the places that I wish we'd visited when we were jaunting around - drat, drat! But then again, apparently you've got HUGE snakes there, Doug - eeeeeek!

Not really huge,but deadly,Mara. They dont bother you, unless you provoke them, or surprise them.Here is one that was caught in an Electiric fence, here recently, that was eating the new born Lambs.This is extremely rare.

http://i34.tinypic.com/b6f1ja.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/31312df.jpg

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 09:32 AM
I have seen that before - NICE :eek:
I have seen plenty that have half consumed humans in them too :eek:

I will remain in the most taxed country, we have snakes too but they mostly reside in government :rolleyes:

DSTM
02-09-2008, 09:49 AM
OZ, is still the best Country,Dalo
You seldom see snakes.
When Mara told me, Brown Bears walk past her house in Canada,Daily,I was in shock to hear it.Such a potentially deadly wild animal outside your house.:eek:
What does worry me here, is in the Gardens in Sydney,we have deadly Funnel Web Spiders.They are aggressive, and can jump short distances.
I did post that Snake pic somewhere,previous,but what site escapes me.:)
What amazes me,is New Zealand hasn't any snakes.

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 10:05 AM
Bears are very dangerous I agree - I would not like to end up being on the receiving end of a bear tearing my arm off and hitting me with the soggy end :eek: LMAO
as for spiders and snakes for such small creatures they are hard to avoid most of the time - at least you can see bears.

RandyL
02-09-2008, 10:15 AM
I would rather take my chances with a bear then a spider, bee or wasp. I'm extremely allergic to insect venom. Different creatures for different people.

DSTM
02-09-2008, 10:17 AM
Bears are very dangerous I agree - I would not like to end up being on the receiving end of a bear tearing my arm off and hitting me with the soggy end :eek: LMAO
as for spiders and snakes for such small creatures they are hard to avoid most of the time - at least you can see bears.

Agreed.I would not like to meet a Bear,that's having a bad day.LOL
These are our 10 most deadly creatures,but rarely would come into contact with them,unless you went looking for them.
People over dramatize,but chances of being attacked are very rare.
The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in Australia (http://blog.hotelclub.com/the-10-most-dangerous-animals-in-australia/)

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 10:36 AM
Yeah they are all really bad - I read or watched on a geography channel or something that sea snakes are the most poisenous kind :confused:
Agreed in the fact that they are not just roaming about and you would be hard pressed to just see any near your house for example.
Still - there are animals in nearly every continent that can kill people, native or not they are there.

Wolfeymole
02-09-2008, 10:48 AM
Still - there are animals in nearly every continent that can kill people, native or not they are there.

Yeah there's one in Canada that needs to be caged :D

Dalo Harkin
02-09-2008, 10:56 AM
Wolfey that's not a nice thing to say :rolleyes: wait until Mara gets hold of you lol
and as for Seth - brown bear - more like gummy bear LMAO

Seth
02-09-2008, 03:48 PM
You guys are whacked.

i'm going back to my cave:D

BTW- That was a beautiful pic Wolfey.

maynardvdm
02-09-2008, 04:07 PM
Even South Africa is bigger than England, Scotland and Wales, but not the whole Europe. NZ is very small again.

I would also like to visit Australia. :)

Mara
03-09-2008, 03:40 AM
My relatives in Wales would be so, so happy that you didn't lump them in with England, maynardvdm! Huge smile!

Okay DSTM, those photos were downright scary! (I'd add a smiley here if only I knew how) ... one look at those snakes in real life this healthy heart would stop from sheer horror! Give me our big furry bears anytime!

Gotta admit that what I thought I knew about Australia was mostly incorrect, though. Knew it was huge and knew you have nasty creatures both on land and in the sea - but now I've spent time researching it, wow, what a beautiful Country!

DSTM
03-09-2008, 03:49 PM
Your furry bears, can be real nasty, too,Mara.
This is what happened, when a Game Warden, tried to release a Brown Bear, back into the Wild.
This Guy was lucky.He only needed 53 stitches.

http://i37.tinypic.com/ksprt.jpg
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http://i37.tinypic.com/2mfyeit.jpg

Dalo Harkin
03-09-2008, 04:02 PM
53 stitches - thats only a scratch on his leg.

Mara
03-09-2008, 05:17 PM
Aah, yes ... furry does not = friendly. Poor fellow but yes, he's lucky. A lady here was gardening in her front yard a couple weeks ago and guess a bear mistook her for breakfast - even the neighbours stoning and hitting it with anything handy didn't scare it off. Sadly, her face and well as nearly all other body parts was pretty gnawed on before police arrived to shot it.

We teach our children here to never, ever turn and run - no matter how terrified they are. And arm them with 'bear sirens' - can only hope neither of our little fellows will need it.

Something to remember when buying a new house in an unfamiliar area (gentle smile) ... "location" may be "everything" in real estate terms but there can be such a thing as living a tad too close to nature.

Surely snakes and other scary critters are limited to your 'out back' areas, DSTM ... not something that visits when you're enjoying your sunshine outside, I hope?!

DSTM
03-09-2008, 05:38 PM
I have seen 1 snake, here in Sydney in 44 Yrs, and having spent another 20 yrs in the Country,I would have seen 7 or 8 snakes in that whole time,where they are mostly seen.
That gives you some idea,they are not a problem, to be concerned about,Mara.:)
However, Bears at my front Door, would make me a little edgy.
I would also guess, Dalo,from the mauling, that Warden got,on the ground,he would have more cuts,than the one shown on camera. As for 53 stitches,I naturally wasn't there to verify.:)

AdvancedSetup
05-09-2008, 07:37 AM
Well I won't go hunt down all the details, but from what I've heard...;)

Australia has something like 7 of the most deadly creatures in the World. Not sure how that happened. But different Websites don't seem to agree on what ones are or are not.

As for size, well I think that RUSSIA, CANADA, and USA for land mass would each swallow Australia as well. Not shaped well to show it but by dimensions they're each much larger.

As for population the top 3 are: China, India, USA

List of countries by population (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population)

This list shows Australia 6th in rank
List of countries and outlying territories by total area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_outlying_territories_by_area )



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Seth
05-09-2008, 02:14 PM
53 stitches - thats only a scratch on his leg.

Lol

That chunk of flesh in the foreground came from his ****.

Binks
05-03-2010, 06:25 PM
Sorry to resurrect a thread, but since this shows up on Google searches, you might want to note that you made the NASA error of forgetting to convert your units. The size listed for Europe is in square miles, not square km. Europe is just over 10 million km2, Australia 7.6 million. Still big, but not bigger than Europe. Or Brazil for that matter. While we're on it, Brazil is bigger than the contiguous US (i.e. minus Hawaii and Alaska.)

DSTM
06-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Hi Binks,Thanks for bringing the error to our attention.http://i45.tinypic.com/6gedz7.gif

4Luke
31-05-2011, 04:32 AM
That snake made me think of this picture...

http://memedepot.com/uploads/0/154_health_bar_spider.jpg

:P

denns_mundo
17-02-2012, 02:15 PM
I don't mean to be fussy but where is the whole of Scandinavia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltics and the european part of Russia? It's not like that wouldn't count :)

Raglex
21-02-2012, 02:59 PM
I don't mean to be fussy but where is the whole of Scandinavia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltics and the european part of Russia? It's not like that wouldn't count :)
Proving a point sometimes requires a small modification of the truth:P Doesn't change the fact the Australia seems to be one of the coolest places on the planet and I just can't wait for my Sydney trip in the summer.

Airborne
17-05-2012, 10:24 PM
I never imagined that Australia could completely engulf the whole of Europe. The map is fantastic.

BUT, I hate to be a spoilsport. Whereas Europe is most certainly the most dominating developed region (not much wasteland in Europe) in the world outside the USA (which also has a huge wasteland factor), Australia is almost a Island Continent of nothing. Sand and snakes etc.

An estimated 44% percent, or over one-third of Australia is made up of sandy or stony arid desert, while another 37% is semi-arid grassland or scrub. Wow ! 81% of the country is useless, other than some of it being grazing land for cattle. So apart from being a surprising comparison of land area, the statistic is not very interesting or complimentary. A kind of irrelevant fact.

AND on 18 May 2012 the entire Australian population is only a mere 22,908,049. The population in May 2012 of the UK is 62.3 million. Nearly 3 times more for a peanut of the size.

A true analogy of David and Goliath.

Airborne
18-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Having posted a reply in the context of that lovely map comparison, I have a problem.

It appears that Australia is NOT as large as Europe, so the map comparison is false. The two areas cannot be to the same scale. See this :-

1. Asia - 44,700,000 sq km
2. Africa - 30,300,000 sq km
3. North America - 24,360,000 sq km
4. South America - 17,770,000 sq km
5. Antarctica - 14,000,000 sq km (island continent)
6. Europe - 9,940,000 sq km
7. Australia - 7,686,850 sq km (island continent)

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 9,940,000 sq km.

Australia is the world's smallest continent with a landmass of 7,686,850 sq km.
Australia is smaller than Europe by around 1.5 million km2 (989,000 sq miles).

Well you sure live and learn.

Bluebird
14-06-2013, 04:44 PM
@up burn!

Well, after having seen that photo of the snake you can be sure I'll stay FAR away from Australia (not to mention the heat and sunburns). And to the person who mentioned that Australia is mostly deserts - exactly my point. Although visiting Sydney would be nice (and I imagine all those wild beasts don't really reside in major cities)...

neill10
15-06-2013, 03:36 PM
@up burn!

Well, after having seen that photo of the snake you can be sure I'll stay FAR away from Australia (not to mention the heat and sunburns). And to the person who mentioned that Australia is mostly deserts - exactly my point. Although visiting Sydney would be nice (and I imagine all those wild beasts don't really reside in major cities)... Funnel web spiders......
Neill