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Australia

  1. a real hangup
    Restaurant Gets Predictable Backlash After Hanging Taxidermy Cow From CeilingIt’s meant to “contradict our programmed perceptions of a dairy cow.”
  2. ‘Stupid,’ ‘Disgusting’ Australia Refugee Deal Goes Into EffectTrump derided the deal in his first call with Australia’s leader. But the (actually good and humane) agreement is proceeding as planned.
  3. lawsuits
    French Doctors Reportedly Suggested Faulty Pelvic-Mesh Victims Try Anal SexLawyers referenced the comments during a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures the surgical mesh.
  4. bad ideas
    A Non-Muslim Australian Senator Wore a Burka in Parliament to Push for Burka BanPauline Hanson’s stunt outraged Senate leadership.
  5. surcharges
    This Restaurant Added an 18 Percent ‘Man Tax’ to Offset the Wage GapIt’s to make men “stop and question their privilege a little bit.”
  6. Australia’s Prime Minister Slowly Realizes Trump Is a Complete IdiotAn American ally is heard talking to the president of the United States like he’s a slow-witted child.
  7. news you can booze
    Airline Passenger Checks Single Can of Beer As His Only Piece of LuggageThis guy packs only the necessary stuff when flying.
  8. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Is Using Classical Music to Calm Drunk CustomersA little Bach apparently encourages everybody to chill the eff out.
  9. politics
    Australian Senator Casually Breastfed While Giving a Speech to ParliamentShe successfully moved a motion on lung disease while feeding her 14-week-old daughter.
  10. dumb trends
    Oy, People Are Putting Lattes Inside of AvocadosA café’s joke inadvertently started a trend.
  11. Trump Says Australia’s Universal Health Care Is Better Than U.S. SystemHours earlier, he celebrated the passage of a health-care bill that will likely make millions of Americans lose their coverage.
  12. the chain gang
    You Can Now Apply to Work at McDonald’s Via SnapchatIn Australia, social media is the new résumé, it seems.
  13. terrible customers
    World’s Dumbest Dine-and-Dasher Runs Into Ocean to Avoid Paying Restaurant BillThe police had to arrest him on Jet Skis.
  14. Cyclone Deposits Bull Shark in the Middle of an Australian RoadOnly in Australia.
  15. food police
    School Sends Kid Home With Note Shaming Mom’s Homemade Chocolate Cake“Your child has chocolate slice from the Red Food category,” it warned.
  16. public health
    Australia Is Figuring Out How to Get People to Quit SmokingIt’s all in the packaging.
  17. the political climate
    Australian Author Recounts Terrifying Detainment by U.S. Immigration Officers“This is what happens when extremists take power.”
  18. food fight
    A Major Reservation Service Keeps a ‘No Show’ BlacklistAnd it’s apparently working.
  19. cancellations
    Josh Thomas Announces That Season 4 of Please Like Me Was Its Last“We are really happy with what we’ve made and feel like it is complete.”
  20. John McCain Makes Nice With Australia After Trump’s ‘Unnecessary’ DisputeThe Arizona senator called Australia’s ambassador to express his “unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.”
  21. the art of trolling
    Bruce Springsteen Trolls Trump by Covering ‘Don’t Hang Up’ in Australia“We stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight.”
  22. international affairs
    U.S.–Australia Relationship Rocked by Trump’s Angry Call With Prime MinisterThe president contradicted the State Department, tweeting that he hasn’t decided if he’ll honor a “dumb deal” to resettle refugees.
  23. Ownership of Vegemite Rightfully Returns to Only Country That Considers It FoodBega Cheese, another maker of questionable spreads, has bought it from Mondelez.
  24. vulture recommends
    Please Like Me Is Your Winter Comfort TVForget your troubles and head to Melbourne.
  25. crime scene
    Some Grinch Stole $21,000 Worth of Christmas Seafood From a RestaurantPolice are still looking for him.
  26. Australian Authorities Say They Stopped a ‘Substantial’ Terror PlotFive men allegedly planned to attack busy spots in Melbourne.
  27. The Beyoncé-Inspired Tower Is Officially Being BuiltNot your average building.
  28. select all
    Did You Lose $3? This Kindly Drunk Woman Found It.A woman in Australia crashed a news broadcast to let the anchor know she had found a wallet.
  29. just desserts
    Chef Rants on Facebook to Defend a Restaurant’s $25 Cake-Cutting Fee“You want free cake cutting then go to your mumma’s house.”
  30. kim kardashian robbery
    Kourtney Kardashian Completely Malfunctioned When a TV Anchor Asked About KimShe apparently didn’t want to talk about it.
  31. everyday sexism
    Apple Store Employees Fired for Sharing and Rating Photos of Female CustomersThey rated women’s “butts” and “boobs.”
  32. crikey
    Australian Politician Expertly Roasts Male Anti-Marriage-Equality Colleague“I do think we may have found an explanation for his bachelor status.”
  33. lawsuits
    Lawyer Who Waited a Year for Pizza Refund Wins $900 From Domino’s“I took the extreme step of going to court.”
  34. musicals
    Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Will Debut in 2017The only reason to ever return to Porpoise Spit.
  35. Yes, Australia, You Have Made One Fancy $5 BillThey’re almost cool enough to make you want to carry cash.
  36. walking on the shady side of the street
    Everything You Need to Know About Sunscreen From an AussieWhat growing up in Australia, the driest continent on the planet, taught me about sunscreen.
  37. things that might kill you
    Someone’s Selling Coffee With Half the Lethal Dose of CaffeineThe “Ass Kicker” is 25 times more potent than normal black coffee.
  38. flying the coop
    Semitruck Spills Hundreds of Live Chickens on Doorstep of KFCThe whole mishap was captured by a vegan passing by.
  39. stunt burgers
    Here’s a New Burger With an Actual Shot of Bourbon Stuck in the MiddleAnd there’s lots of bacon.
  40. last night on late night
    Natasha Leggero Was Once a Brothel ReceptionistWhen God closes a door, he opens a secretarial position at a bordello.
  41. When Will Australia Apologize for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Divorce?The country/continent broke his marriage (in my opinion).
  42. hot shot
    Meanwhile, in Australia …The Australian national rugby team frolics at the beach.
  43. roll clip!
    Aussie Deputy PM: Depp’s Apology Lacked Gusto“I don’t think [Depp will] get an Academy Award for his performance.”
  44. the dog days are over
    Amber Heard Pleads Guilty in Aussie Dog DramaDepp didn’t get in trouble, but he did film an apology video with the actress.
  45. The Chain Gang
    Domino’s Is Building an Oven That Cooks Pizza in 3 MinutesThe chain claims the future will be oven-to-door service in ten minutes.
  46. masculinity so fragile
    Men Threaten Rape Because They Had to Pay 17 Cents More for CupcakesMasculinity so so so so so so so fragile.
  47. Takedowns
    Restaurant Critics Fired for Fabricating ReviewThey failed to meet “clear editorial standards.”
  48. legal weed
    Let’s All Go to Australia to Get High and Watch KoalasTraveling Down Under just got a little more appealing. 
  49. Takedowns
    Critics Accused of Skipping the Bill, Then Lying in Their ReviewThe journalists for Australia’s Sunday Times call the charges “personal attacks.”
  50. rabbits
    Australia Killed Rabbits With Biological WarfareAustralia didn’t start this war, but it damn sure is trying to end it.
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