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Not exactly the same place, but very similar.




I wonder where that tube is, though. I've seen pictures of tube set up like that in shark tanks, where people can walk through the tank with the shark swimming around and around them.


But it looks like that tooTUBE you have to get down on your hands and knees.


Ah, thank you, no.

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ABC News.
When Dianne Luppi won her first rodeo event as an 11-year-old she was shocked when the judges refused to give her the prize because she was a girl.
"I was tall, skinny and gangly and everyone thought I was a boy, so when they called out my number after the race, they were surprised to learn I was a girl," she says.
"They didn't want to give me the prize — an 18-inch embossed western saddle on a stand — but some of the top cowboys sitting on top of the chute said I did the best ride and I deserved the trophy, so they eventually gave it to me."
Ms Luppi was a trailblazer in the male-dominated rodeo scene, although as a teenager she had to pretend to be a male on the circuit to compete.
At the age of 16, Dianne registered with the Australian Rough Riders Association (ARRA) under the false name of Deat Lucas.
"I thought they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a boy and a girl with a name like Deat and everyone just thought I was a young ringer," she says.
"I only got away with it for a few rodeos though because I got caught out when I was busting for a pee."
After squatting behind a truck, one of the stockmen caught her and dobbed her in, which stopped her from competing.
This only made her more determined. She started up a women's rough riders association, but it didn't take off as she couldn't find other women interested in bull riding.
Ms Luppi took a break from the rodeo circuit but after two marriages and two children, she moved to Far North Queensland and rediscovered the scene.
Rodeo had changed since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed in 1984 and women could no longer be excluded from the sport.
"When I found out I could ride at the Mareeba Rodeo, I looked around for a cowboy about my height and size and asked him if I could borrow his jeans and his boots," she says.
"He asked me why and I told him I really wanted to ride one of the bulls and he said, 'Well, I've got to see this' and he took off his boots and lent me a pair of jeans.'"
She stayed on that bull for about seven seconds and went on to ride in many rodeos, including the Mount Garnet Rodeo, which earned her a spot in the Women's Museum of Australia as the first woman to compete against men in open bull riding in 1984.
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2 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:


Watched my cat take care of a rat a couple weeks ago (first eye-witness proof of why I have him).


He plays with his food, and does not do a clean kill first.

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53 minutes ago, Buckshot Bear said:


Wonder what kind of rifle that's supposed to be? Tubular magazine and a revolver cylinder.

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Mick and Paddy had promised their Uncle Seamus, who had been a seafaring gent all his life, to bury him at sea when he died.

Of course, in due time, he did pass away and the boys honoured his wish. They set off with Uncle Seamus all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded onto their rowboat.
After a while Mick says, 'Do yer tink dis is fer enuff out, Paddy?'

Without a word Paddy slips over the side only to find himself standing in water up to his knees.

'Dis'll never do, Mick. Let's row some more.'

After a bit more rowing Paddy slips over the side again but the water is only up to his belly, so they row on.

Again, Mick asks Paddy, 'Do yer tink dis is fer enuff out Paddy?'

Once again Paddy slips over the side and almost immediately says,

'No dis'll neva do.' The water was only up to his chest. So on they row and row and row and finally Paddy slips over the side and disappears.

Quite a bit of time goes by, and poor Mick is really getting himself into a state when suddenly Paddy breaks the surface gasping for breath.

'Well, is it deep enuff yet, Paddy?'


'Aye 'tis,

NOW hand me dat shovel.'

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