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Wishing all of you a very happy


filled with hope, smiles, confidence, a sunny heart and inspiration!


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TheOtherTink Kninjanin

And happiness to you, Kninjianin:)

Marianne Kninjanin
Happy New Year, Kninjanin!

Среħна Нова Година - Srećna Nova Godina


Kninjanin Kninjanin

Thank you!

Marianne Kninjanin

You're welcome, Kninjanin!



Only 19 minutes left here in India for the new year!

TheOtherTink Dan

Happy New Year, Dan:)

Marianne Dan

Happy New Year, Dan!




Prosit Neujahr, Marianne:)

Guten Rutsch!  :D

Marianne TheOtherTink

Thank you, T(h)ink!

Happy New Year   * * *   Es guets Neus

Bonne année   * * * * *    Ein gutes neues Jahr

Buon anno   * * * * * * *   Bun onn


Happy New Years All! I wish you all the best in 2018!

Marianne Rooster

Thank you, Rooster, and a very happy New Year to you!



Happy New Year to you also, Marianne, and everyone here.

Marianne Virginia

Thank you, Virginia, and a very happy New Year to you!



And a happy new year from the flip side of the planet. Hope you all have a wonderful 2018.Image result for australian happy new year

Marianne Didge

Thank you, Didge - you were the first here, of course, to celebrate; again, a very happy New Year to you!


Virginia Didge

Didge, I think I recognize the photo...the beautiful bridge in Sydney!

TheOtherTink Didge

Happy New Year, Didge

But how do folks down there manage to keep from falling off the planet?  :silly:

Didge Didge

Hi Marianne. We're always a day ahead in Australia. Rather comically, a few years ago when serial Doomsday prophet, Harold Camping, predicted that the world was going to end on a particular date, a few kids on ask.com wanted to know if Australia and New Zealand were still here. When we assured them that it was all OK they were able to go to bed without worrying that they might not wake up.

And Hello Virginia. Yes, that's the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was opened just five years before the Golden Gate Bridge.

And Tink, I went into some detail about this on Quora. My answer also explains why kangaroos are marsupials. https://goo.gl/h1HiGq

Virginia Didge

But..but...Didge, wasn't there something about the kangaroos down there all have to wear magnets on their feet, to keep from spiralling and falling off into space when they jump?  :'(

Didge Didge

@Virginia: I added an explanation about that. Check my reply again. :)

Virginia Didge

Oh thank heaven for that, then...we MUST keep the information here on Solved up to date and accurate! (I enjoyed the Quora blog entry very much, Didge.)

And I am amazed that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is five years older than the Golden Gate!

Didge Didge

Good grief, Virginia, even I am older than the Golden Gate -- although only by about six weeks. It's just as well my butterfly wasn't visiting California at that time. :)

Virginia Didge

N'Kay, now ima go see them dates for our wonderful Golden Gate, see where I myself fit in with all this...getting a bit more ancient myself here, as the years roll by!

TheOtherTink Didge

"The problem is gravity. If we didn’t wear magnets in our shoes we’d all fall off into space and there would be nobody here to answer your question."

Um... Didge... does that mean the ground everywhere in Australia is ferromagnetic?  Or is it only the streets and sidewalks, to which you prudently restrict your movements? 

Didge Didge

We're Australians, Tink. We're imaginative. Our magnets are so strong that they hold us to the molten iron in the Earth's core.

TheOtherTink Didge

OMG, Didge

Don't EVER stand on a steel grate!  You wouldn't be able to unstick your solesYou'd have to step out of your magnetic shoes, and then you'd fall off the Earth:O

Or are they electromagnets, perchance?  That must be SOME battery pack you have to tote around! 

Marianne Didge

Oh, how nice, Didge! :D:D

And I remember some less "modern" explanations (without the risk of falling off the Earth, but rather dramatic or tragic), like, for instance, a certain version of the legend of the "Three Sisters", involving a strange habit of the beautiful lyrebird:



As to the kangaroo, I remember to have seen a few times an episode of the TV series Skippy (used for English exercises, long after their time). But wasn't the "hero" a wallaby? And there are quite a few species and subspecies.




They are really cute! :)<3

Didge Didge

@Marianne: I modified the legend of the three sisters a little and told it from the perspective of a modern, aboriginal wise man in my novel. :)

Marianne Didge

Lol, Didge, that sounds quite interesting. :)