Posted: 27 July, 2016

An Alarming Amount Of Australians Are Smashing Their Smartphones

That's a lot of broken phones...

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A lack of co-ordination is killing our smartphones, with one-in-three Australians admitting to smashing their screens.

And one-in-four have lost their phones and while 30 per cent find one, it's not necessarily their own, according to a survey of about 1000 people by comparison website finder.com.au.

Careless phone culprits are more often than not Gen Y (roughly 20s to 30s), with almost half of them smashing their screens.

This compares with 25 per cent of Gen X (roughly 30s to 50s) and 10 per cent of Baby Boomers (roughly 50s to 70s).

The bathroom has proved a notorious danger zone for the phone with people almost as likely to flush their phones as they are to have them nicked.

The survey found 11 per cent have dropped their beloved technology in the toilet while one-in-ten have lost their phone to a thief.

"The time and expense of dealing with smashed screens, lost handsets and flushed gadgets can be a major stress," finder.com.au telco expert Alex Kidman said on Wednesday.

AUSTRALIA'S SMARTPHONE CASUALTIES

* Smashed screens - one-in-three

* Lost phones - one-in-four

* Flushed phones - 11 per cent

* Stolen phones - one-in-10

* Phones left in taxis - six per cent

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Posted: 26 July, 2016

Export Themed Car For Sale

"She runs on determination and appreciation of the can."

We know blokes love their beer and all, but this is ridiculous.

Most West Aussies will tell you, Emu Export is one of those beers. You either love it or hate it. Turns out that the lovers though really love this beer, if this Gumtree ad is anything to go by.

"Rob" posted an ad on the website selling his beloved Emu Export themed Suzuki Swift for $1000. And it's fairly obvious that the car meant a lot to him.

"She's a 91 model, but who doesn't love an older women. Several owners, she's been around the block, from Exmouth to Esperance. She runs on determination and appreciation of the can. She packs the perfect beats for any thrill seeking twerker."

Rob doesn't mention in his text that "Sharon" looks exactly like a can of Emu Export, but you only need to see the photos to work that out.

It's even got the classic slang term for Export on the boot. "Bush Chooks", classic!

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Tags: Cars, Gumtree

Posted: 26 July, 2016

Marv From Home Alone Has Had Another Run-In With A Spider

Where's Kevin?!

'Home Alone's' Daniel Stern has had another run-in with a huge spider…

The actor and director has filmed the moment he captured it - complete with a recreation of his classic scream from the movie. 

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Posted: 26 July, 2016

This Bloke Went To Extraordinary Lengths To Smuggle Frothies Into Splendour

Amazing effort

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The official Splendour In The Grass Facebook page was filled with some glorious footage and photos over the weekend.

The popular festival cracked down on illicit substances this year, but people still attempted to smuggle in their own supplies.

This video posted on Facebook shows the extraordinary lengths some punters went to in order to avoid the high alcohol prices:

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Posted: 26 July, 2016

Brisbane's Top 5 Most UBER'd Destinations

The official results are in!

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Recently, Triple M published a story about Revolver Upstairs claiming they were the Most Uber'd Destination In Melbourne.

Given the popularity of the article, we decided to try and find out if the claim was correct - and we went straight to the source.

According to the fine people at Uber Australia, Triple M has exclusively discovered the most requested destinations for capital cities across Australia.

Here are the official results for Brisbane:

Brisbane's Top Five Most Uber'd Destinations

  1. Blackbird123 Eagle St, Brisbane
  2. Friday’s123 Eagle St, Brisbane
  3. The Fox Hotel73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
  4. Regatta Hotel543 Coronation Dr, Toowong
  5. Emporium1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

If you're curious about the other cities, here are their results as well:

Melbourne

Sydney

Perth

 

 

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Posted: 26 July, 2016

Melbourne's Top 5 Most UBER'd Destinations

Official results are in!

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Recently we published a story about Revolver Upstairs claiming they were the Most Uber'd Destination In Melbourne.

Given the popularity of the article, we decided to try and find out if the claim was correct - and we went straight to the source.

According to the fine people at Uber Australia, Triple M has exclusively discovered that Revs is right up there... but not quite number one.

Here are the official results:

Melbourne's Top Five Most Uber'd Destinations

  1. Crown - 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

  2. Revolver Upstairs - 229 Chapel St, Prahran

  3. Naked For Satan - 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

  4. 101 Collins Street - Melbourne CBD

  5. The Corner Hotel - 57 Swan St, Richmond

If you're curious about the other cities, here are their results as well:

Sydney 

Brisbane

Perth

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Posted: 25 July, 2016

Watch Out Melbourne, It’s About To Bucket Down

THE RAINS ARE HERE.

Just in case it wasn't cold enough, Melbourne is about to cop a soaking.

It's currently 12C in the city, but it feels like 6C - and it could drop a fair bit lower.

So if you were planning on riding a bike home today, maybe plan an alternative...

severe weather warning for damaging winds is in place for the Wimmera, North Central, North East, South West, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts.

BOM RADAR (5:30pm):

 

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Tags: Melbourne

Posted: 23 July, 2016

Ukulele Covers Of Rock Songs Are A Thing, And They’re Actually Awesome

These are all sensational!

You can find pretty much anything on the internet, and that apparently includes a whole cavalcade of metal songs being covered on ukuleles.

The best exponent of the art is a bloke who calls himself “Ukes of Hazzard”, who arranges entire songs — guitar, bass, drums, vocals, everything — on his ukulele.

His magnum opus is definitely this cover of Metallica’s One — he absolutely nails that insane solo:

 

And he even manages to do justice to the Talkbox bit in Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer:

And it’s not just rock and metal songs that are in his repertoire, he also does video game tunes:

And TV themes:

And it’s not just Ukes of Hazzard who owns metal ukulele covers, there’s also Rob Scallon’s brilliant version of Pantera’s Cowboy From Hell:

And there’s plenty more where those came from. Enjoy.

 

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Tags: Ukuleles, Covers

Posted: 23 July, 2016

Balloon World Record Breaker To Land In WA This Afternoon

He's smashed it!

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Russian hot air balloonist Fedor Konyukhov is set to touch down in Western Australia this afternoon and will break the world record in the process.

Konyukhov is attempting the fastest ever solo circumnavigation of the globe in a hot air balloon - and he's smashed the previous record.

The previous record was set in 2002 by Steve Hossett, who made the trip in 13 and a half days, but Konyukhov is set to finish the journey in less than 13.

The Russian set off from Northam just under two weeks ago and today will attempt to land around 100 km east of there, without factoring in winds.

He's currently flying over Northam - keep your eyes peeled.

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Posted: 23 July, 2016

Melbourne Is Now Home To A Four-Storey Pub!

This is huge, literally.

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A new four-storey pub is opening in Melbourne.

The Garden State Hotel opened its doors this week and contains heaps of drinking and dining space over 2,000 square metres.

With so much space and so much variety in food and drink sprawling throughout the building it's sure to be a hit.

It's located at 101 Flinders Lane - check it out.

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Posted: 22 July, 2016

Watch A Kid Smash A $334,000 Dollar Car’s Windscreen With A Skateboard

Bloody hell!

A young bloke in Colorado, America has been caught on camera smashing in a McLaren’s windscreen.

The driver ran a stop sign and knocked the skater off his board.

The young bloke responded by hitting the car’s windscreen with the aforementioned skateboard before piss bolting up the street with the passenger in hot pursuit.

The actual incident happens just off-camera but the aftermath is clear, and there’s no way that bloke is catching that kid.

Watch the video here:

Fair to say the driver will think twice before running a stop sign again.

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Posted: 22 July, 2016

How Big Oz TRULY Is?

Awesome new website finally debunks the myth on how big this wide brown land actually is.

Recently, we found out how Australia's climate compared to that of the rest of the world.

Now, some geography nerd has mapped out the true size of countries throughout the world, and bloody Oz stacks up with the biggest of them. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!

The True Size Of... website debunks the myths around what countries are actually the biggest in the world. It turns out that the reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection.

This comes as a result of a cartographer in the 1500's, Gerardus Mercator, whose new mapping system revolutionised navigation techniques back in the day, but made countries further from the equator look bigger than what they actually are. Greenland and Antartica being prime examples.

The website is heaps of fun and will have you checking out all sorts of places. We did and here's what we found.

Australia Is Almost As Big As The USA

... Throw Canada In There As Well

Europe... We Got You Covered (Almost)

You Too, China

And Russia... It's A Little Closer Than You Think

Finally, Greenland... You Got Nothing!!

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Tags: Geography, Maps, World, Australia