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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hahahahahaha, those Aussies are smart buggers!

bj said...

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

Huggybear said...

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.)

Huggybear said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Wow! Good to know in case I ever visit.

Caro * said...

Very interesting. I love shark !

Manzanita said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

lol tourists sure wouldn't want to be shark bait

Christine said...

too funny...

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Now THAT is funny!

RO said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A wise choice

Kati said...

Shark bay sounds much better!

-Kati

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Anonymous said...

Somebody in marketing knew what they were doing.

Huggybear said...

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