Well, here’s a new and unique way to support same-sex marriage. Australian students Will Richards, 18, and Daniel Butson, 16, crafted a giant rainbow flag made out of 1,000 potatoes to support same-sex marriage rights in their home country. The pair spent two days spray painting the potatoes in six different colors for the massive project, which cost them $1,500 and was displayed on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra, according to BuzzFeed.
Australia Issues Death Threat to Johnny Depp's Dogs
The Australian government took to the airwaves on Thursday morning to warn the American actor Johnny Depp he had 50 hours to get his pet dogs out of the country or they would be euthanized.
The 51-year-old actor may have “been the sexiest man alive twice,” said Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce at a press conference outside parliament house in Canberra, but his Yorkshire Terriers Boo and Pistol posed a biosecurity threat to the country and the government wouldn’t hesitate to kill them.
Joyce said the dogs appeared to have been snuck into the country on Depp’s private jet when the actor returned to the Gold Coast to continue production on the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. They were not declared for quarantine at customs, a mortal sin in Australia which is one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world and has stringent quarantine laws.
I am at the criterium - part of the three day National Capital Tour cycling meet. Here you see one of the fastest sections in the Men’s 50 lap race. The circuit was a loop between Parliament House (in this shot) and Old Parliament House.