Tag Archives: australia

  • In Australia They Run “The Amazing Beer Mile” (Video)

    In Australia They Run “The Amazing Beer Mile” (Video)

    In “The Land Down Under,” they hold an event called “The Amazing Beer Mile.”  The rules are rather straightforward.  Each competitor starts by chugging a bottle of beer at the starting line.  Once they have finished chugging the beer, they run one lap around the 400-meter track, chug another beer at the starting line, and […]

  • Female Survives Near-Fatal Fall After Bungee Cord Snaps (Video)

    Female Survives Near-Fatal Fall After Bungee Cord Snaps (Video)

    In an effort to spice up life, I have recently considered giving bungee jumping a shot. After watching the video below, I think I’ll stick with roller coasters as my source of extreme adventure. The clip comes from the Zambesi River, which divides the African countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.  During a recent trip to […]

  • Cricket Cameraman On Segway Faceplants Onto Field (Video)

    Cricket Cameraman On Segway Faceplants Onto Field (Video)

    The Aussies thought they had come up with one of the most brilliant ideas in sports when they decided to stick one of their cameramen on a segway in order to capture the view of a cricket match from field-level.  They gave that idea a test during a recent test match between Australia and India […]

  • Picture Of The Day: By A Hair

    Picture Of The Day: By A Hair

    In case you can’t tell, the horse at the top, Dunaden, was awarded the victory in this incredibly close photo finish at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.  The narrow margin between the top two horses resulted in the closest finish during the 151-year history of the Australian horse race. Although Dunaden’s victory over Red Cadeaux […]

  • 11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    11 Biggest Badasses In The History Of The Rugby World Cup

    Originally, I thought I’d bring you a list of the greatest upsets in Rugby World Cup history for today. But as the group stage of the 2011 tournament draws to a close, the fact that the opening round matches have yielded precisely zero upsets thus far really took the wind out of those sails. Maybe […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Only In Australia

    Picture Of The Day: Only In Australia

    When playing a round of golf in America, some hazards you may come across are sand traps, water and maybe ever an alligator or two.  As for those who choose to do their golfing in Australia, they not only have the aforementioned hazards to worry about, but they also have to do their best to […]

  • Apparently This Is An Amazing Cricket Catch (Video)

    Apparently This Is An Amazing Cricket Catch (Video)

    I am not all that familiar with the game of cricket.  Therefore, I am not quite sure what would constitute “one of the most amazing catches you’ll ever see on a green field,” but apparently it involves making a barehanded overhead catch at the edge of the midwicket boundary and throwing the ball back into […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Hanging On By An Underwear Thread

    Picture Of The Day: Hanging On By An Underwear Thread

    I have both seen and heard of a shoe-string tackle before, but never have I witnessed an underwear-elastic tackle before in my life, until now. The player making the tackle can hang on all he wants, but it doesn’t appear as though an atomic wedgie is going to stop this Aussie rugby player from recording […]

  • What Did I Do? (GIF)

    What Did I Do? (GIF)

    That is Barry Hall of the AFL’s Sydney Swans – now with the Western Bulldogs – delivering a knockout punch to the chin of West Coast Eagles defender Brent Staker a few years back.  While most would call this type of act a “cheapshot,” the Australian media prefers to refer to them simply as “brain […]

  • Is This 70-Meter Basketball Shot The Highest Ever Made? (Video)

    Is This 70-Meter Basketball Shot The Highest Ever Made? (Video)

    Last month we showed you footage of some young males throwing a 120 yard hole-in-one on a golf course.  Originally I had figured it was nothing more than a bunch of guys with a new video camera and plenty of time on their hands simply trying to become the latest viral sensation on YouTube, but […]

  • Japan Executes Lacrosse Hidden-Ball Trick To Perfection (Video)

    Japan Executes Lacrosse Hidden-Ball Trick To Perfection (Video)

    And here we have the hidden-ball trick; an oldie but a goodie in the game of lacrosse.  And surprisingly, it came in a game between Japan and Australia.  Who knew that these two countries even played lacrosse, let alone are capable of performing a move like this? I don’t know about you, but they definitely […]

  • Germany Celebrates Hockey Gold…WTF?

    Germany Celebrates Hockey Gold…WTF?

    If you live in Australia, you may be thinking to yourself, “How the hell did those Germans end up winning the gold medal in hockey?”  And why would any Aussie think such a thing?  Because that is what Channel 9 in Australia is telling everyone in the land down under. Although this erroneous website publication […]