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Alfred E Neuman
439287.  Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:24 am Reply with quote

Ulrich Haarbuste wrote:
Arf, arf, arf.


They bark too?

 
Ulrich Haarbuste
439725.  Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:31 pm Reply with quote

Alfred E Neuman wrote:
Ulrich Haarbuste wrote:
Arf, arf, arf.


They bark too?


No, but they eat bark, don't they? They must sniff it, at least, being so close to it all the time. Maybe that could cause them to bark in time.

 
Arcane
440998.  Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:23 am Reply with quote

Ulrich Haarbuste wrote:
Koalas don't need to drink - they get high on eucalyptus leaves instead.


Arf, arf, arf.


Erm, KLAXON.

Koalas do NOT get high on eucalyptus leaves.

Here is a link; note question 10.

https://www.savethekoala.com/koalasfaqs.html

 
djgordy
441049.  Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:10 am Reply with quote

They do get high in eucalyptus trees though.

 
do.fisher!
765957.  Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:17 am Reply with quote

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkXSMZBdTLU

 
Space
779022.  Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:00 pm Reply with quote

You can get high off eucalyptus leaves?

 
Ainee
791280.  Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:04 pm Reply with quote

Bruce Harper wrote:
I thought everyone in Australia drank Fosters?


Naah, we know that Australians cannot spell, as they think beer is spelled XXXX.

 
Arcane
791338.  Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:04 pm Reply with quote

The beer is XXXX, each X for the superiority of the beer. XXXX is the beer of the state I live in, Queensland, and we are very protective of our state drink.

We give the Fosters to the Poms because they're the only ones silly enough to drink it. ;-D

 
Ainee
791344.  Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:25 pm Reply with quote

Lol, Arcane, good riposte to my aged Oz Joke!

(Heck, this is one quick way to strike a raw nerve in any Ozzie. Try it on the next one you meet.)

 
soup
791364.  Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:53 am Reply with quote

Arcane wrote:
Ulrich Haarbuste wrote:
Koalas don't need to drink - they get high on eucalyptus leaves instead.
Arf, arf, arf.


Erm, KLAXON.
Koalas do NOT get high on eucalyptus leaves.


I rather think this was a joke (evidinced by the Arf arf arf bit), a play on drink as in relieve your thirst and drink as in to imbibe alcohol. I do not think it was a serious attempt to posit that koalas get a "high" from Eucalyptus leaves.

 
seppings
792417.  Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:12 am Reply with quote

here a photo and video evidence of a koala drinking water during the fires in Victoria.

http://www.koalaexpress.com.au/sam.html

 
Ainee
792490.  Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:26 am Reply with quote

Lovely! Duly shared on FaceBook. Thank you for that.

 
Arcane
806472.  Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:21 am Reply with quote

soup wrote:
Arcane wrote:
Ulrich Haarbuste wrote:
Koalas don't need to drink - they get high on eucalyptus leaves instead.
Arf, arf, arf.


Erm, KLAXON.
Koalas do NOT get high on eucalyptus leaves.


I rather think this was a joke (evidinced by the Arf arf arf bit), a play on drink as in relieve your thirst and drink as in to imbibe alcohol. I do not think it was a serious attempt to posit that koalas get a "high" from Eucalyptus leaves.


Actually soup, believe it or not it is a common held misconception, and one I have seen in various travel forums or heard from tourists.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090809185711AAyNNxP

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_koalas_really_get_high_from_gum_leaves

http://www.bluelight.ru/vb/archive/index.php/t-176888.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080107221929AAV7qIm

See what I mean XD

 
samivel
806505.  Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:19 am Reply with quote

That doesn't stop it being a joke in the instance referred to.

 
Arcane
814679.  Mon May 09, 2011 7:55 am Reply with quote

No, and that's fair enough - but on Googling sites to draw this to peoples attention, I was surprised at how many people still think that koalas get high on eucalyptus. It was merely for informative purposes only.

 

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