By Marcie Gonzalez

When a koala is born, it is only about the size of a large jelly bean and is not yet fully developed. Even after it starts leaving the pouch, a joey will return to the pouch when it wants to hide or sleep. After it grows too large for the pouch, the joey climbs onto its mother’s back and holds on with strong hands and feet. After about a year, it can live alone in the trees.

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Underground Town: Coober Pedy, Australia

The town of Coober Pedy still exists and is home to more than 1,600 residents. It is referred to as the opal capital of the world because it produces more opal than anywhere else on Earth. The town consists of homes called “dugouts,” which were built underground to combat the unbearable heat on the surface and to keep their babies safe from dingoes and Australians.

Things I’ve learned about Eurovision on tumblr as an American part 1

the songs are actually good

everyone is surprised about this

it is eurovision

songs should be BAD

people are angry about these quality performances

a performance featured straight and same sex couples kissing

Europe and Australia

the UK got a point! everyone is astounded! a point! how did this happen? this is historic! the UK sucks at this competition!

Austria (?) set a piano on fire

even the Austrians are confused

lots of ballads

people don’t want russia to win

u have to give your neighbors 12 points or they will fuck you up

that was the funniest contest i’ve ever seen and i loved it like

  • love love peace peace was a better song than half the entries
  • the uk believed we actually had a chance at top 15 for half of the voting segment and then we were wiped out in the televotes 

  • san marino beat fan favourites in the semi and nearly qualified

  • justin timberlake appeared for no apparent reason

  • bitch u thought aka poland

  • bitch i thought aka australia

  • the snatch of our generation aka ukraine won even after russia won the televote

Lake Hillier - Western Australia

The lake keeps its deep pink color all year, due to it’s high salt content, the presence of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella salina, and pink bacteria known as halobacteria.


Ghost Haunting in Carlisle Castle Hotel Australia

The Carlisle Castle Hotel bar, in Newtown, New South Wales found itself serving a different kind of spirit, as surveillance cameras captured the moment bottles fell to the floor behind the bar with nobody near them. The top gif shows some white entity waving it’s hand back and forth. 

The Doctor Who Festival is coming to Sydney, Australia

The official Doctor Who Festival is coming to Australia for the first time, and will provide fans of all ages with exclusive access into the magic and the secrets behind your favourite program.

The Festival will be held on the 21st & 22nd November 2015 at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, the Doctor Who Festival promises fans a unique insight into the imagination and skills put into bringing an episode of Doctor Who to you. This includes exclusive access to the people that make it happen, giving you the chance to get inside the adventure.

The general day ticket price includes:

Your chance to attend a Q&A session which will get you closer than ever before to Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, with more cast yet to be announced.

Hear from the experts who create the storylines of your favourite programme, including lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat and find out how the Doctor’s many adventures are developed from script to screen.

Experience the work that goes into creating iconic Doctor Who monsters right in front of your eyes, with live monster make-up demonstrations and interactive monster workshops.

As we get closer to November, more cast and activities will be revealed. 

Register here to sign up to the newsletter for more information, and like the official Doctor Who Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest announcements.

For more information, check out the official page over here


Zoologger:  Octopus makes own quicksand to build burrow on seabed

by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe

Species: The southern sand octopus (Octopus kaurna)
Habitat: The seafloor on the south-eastern coast of Australia

The southern sand octopus has taken hide-and-seek to a whole new level. It shoots jets of water into the seafloor creating quicksand that allows it to vanish.

A skilled architect, the octopus can build a mucus-lined home – complete with a chimney –20 centimetres down into the seabed, where it holes up during the day. It only emerges from its underground burrow at night to crawl over the seafloor and snack on small crustaceans.

Now, its unique burrowing technique has been revealed for the first time…

(read more: New Scientist)

Most amazing places in the world. Part 1

There are various beautiful places in the world that you wish to visit before you die. Here are some of them:

Aogashima Volcano, Japan

Still considered a Class-C active volcano by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the last eruption of Aogashima was during a four-year period from 1781-1785.

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Places seen from above

  1. Brasilia, the capital of Brazil
  2. The otherworldly Mount Whaleback Ire Ore Mine, located in Western Australia
  3. The roads crossing along the Stelvio Pass, a road in Northern Italy, are the highest paved routes in the Eastern Alps
  4. The Burning Man festival, which is held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA
  5. The Nardo Ring is a high-speed circular test track in Italy
  6. At the Huelva Orchard in Spain, fruit trees create a swirl-like pattern on the hills
  7. The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park gets is vivid colour from pigmented bacteria that grow along its edges
  8. The Spiral Jetty is a counterclockwise coil jutting out from the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA
  9. The blooming tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands during the peak bloom season in April
  10. The town of Bourtange, Netherlands - shaped like a star

Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road, Australia

The collection of limestone stacks known as the Twelve Apostles are one of the highlight attractions along the Great Ocean Road. Over 20 million years ago these stacks were attached to the mainland, before wind and waves eroded the cliffs, carving them into caves, then into arches, before ending up as columns. 

The Twelve Apostles are a part of the Port Campbell national park.Other destinations along this coastline include Loch Ard Gorge, The Gibson Steps, The Grotto and the London Arch.

Gantheaume Point; Broome, Western Australia

The Broome sandstone is up to 286 meters thick in the Broome area and contains massive sandstones, cross-bedded sandstones, laminated siltstones, flaser bedding and conglomerates.

These sandstones represent marine to non-marine environments with variable energy conditions. The weathering and oxidation of metals in these sediments results in the beautiful colouration seen.

These Cretaceous sediments at Gantheaume Point are famous for preserving 130 million year old dinosaur footprints in the rocks below the cliffs. The trackways are by far the most diverse in Australia and includes the only known sauropod trackway in Australia.

Some of the footprint preservation is outstanding and include examples of titanosaurs. This group of dinosaurs includes the largest ever known land animals.

~ JM

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More Info:
Australia’s NorthWest:
Tracks Below The Tide, Story by Maria Zammit and David Elliot:
The Great Cretaceous Walk:


The Deluminators are the Sydney chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance. For our Esther Day campaign, we are heading to Darling Harbour to hand out free flowers and postcards to the people of Sydney so they can celebrate their love for their family and friends with us. We have also created a tumblr page where people can submit their love- filled messages to their family and friends.

For the second part of our campaign, we hope to raise $1000 for This Star Won’t Go Out. Donations can be accepted through our Indiegogo page which holds a number of perks including This Star Won’t Go Out wristbands, Esther Earl ‘Star’ Earrings and the chance to win 2 tickets to our Yule Ball!

Esther Day tumblr: