Tag Archives: Australia

July 15, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 the first duck-billed platypus arrived in America, directly from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Native New Yorkers, long used to the shenanigans of PT Barnum and … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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January 21, 1990

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1990, tennis player John McEnroe became the first player ever expelled from the Australian Open. Las Vegas odds-makers had the event eventually happening at 1-1.

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November 1, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 Australian scientists announced the discover of three new species of marsupial in Queensland; the Tweed Volcano Antechinus, the Buff-footed Antechinus and the Kroombit Anterchinus. Australian scientists were subsequently informed that they had lost … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 a previously unknown species of bottlenose dolphin was identified by researchers at Australia’s Monash University. They named it Tursiops australis. Sonya Fitzpatrick was contacted and asked why the dolphins had waited so long … Continue reading

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June 11, 1770

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1770 Captain James Cook crashed into the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia and, in effect, discovering it. His first words upon making his unplanned discovery were, “Who in the bloody hell put this … Continue reading

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