Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Shark Bay

Shark Bay was a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, but the name was changed to Safety Beach to attract more tourists. 

19 comments:

  1. Hahahahahaha, those Aussies are smart buggers!

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  2. LOL LOL LOL....that's the funniest thing I've ever heard...Pretty smart. :)

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  3. Shark Bay!!!!!

    A bloody name change won't stop any bloody shark attack.
    Anyhow there are not many shark attacks in Port Phillip Bay,
    but on the actual southern coast line of the state - Great White's
    do their hunting - and you don't fiddle around with those monsters.

    Here: For any interested readers.
    Just re-google.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_Beach,_Victoria

    We call people from the State of Victoria - "Mexicans"
    That is: They are south of the border - that's the Murray River.
    South of the border in the USA is Mexico.
    Funny people in Victoria.
    Sports crazy - Melbourne, the capital, is referred to as the Sports
    Capital of the World.

    Each state here as a Nick-name - not complimentary.
    Qld: Cane Toads
    NSW: Cockroaches
    SA: Crow-eaters
    WA: Sandgroppers

    Yep Debra we love to take the "mickey" out on each other here. ha ha.
    Colin (Brisbane.Australia.)

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    1. Oops:
      I'll get slaughtered - missed two.
      Tasmania: The Apple Isle or Apple Eaters
      Northern Territory: Not officially a State - referred to as "Territorians".
      Colin

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  4. I didn't know that Adam. There is a Shark Bay in the State of Western Australia.

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  5. Wow! Good to know in case I ever visit.

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  6. Very interesting. I love shark !

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  7. I'd certainly believe that one. That's as bad as naming a wilderness trail, Grizzlies Last Meal.

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  8. lol tourists sure wouldn't want to be shark bait

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  9. That is a really clever thing to do, when you think about it! (lol) Thanks for the info. Hugs...

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  10. Shark bay sounds much better!

    -Kati

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  11. Yeah, I could see how the name Shark Bay might scare people away--especially if tourists are generally looking for a place to swim!

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  12. That name would probably make me stay away, unless I wanted to see sharks.

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  13. I thought black-tipped sharks were harmless? I doubt I'd take a chance.

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  14. Somebody in marketing knew what they were doing.

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    1. Well then I hope they had the sense to inform the sharks???
      Colin

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