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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 43 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 4 3 C O L O R : C M Y K COMICS, BRAIN-BENDERS AND TELEVISION THREE tortoises, Rodney, Roger and Gary, decide to go on a picnic. Rodney packs the picnic basket with beer and sandwiches. The trouble is that the picnic site is 20km away, so it takes them 10 days to get there. When they get there Rodney unpacks the food and beer. OK, Gary give me the bottle opener, says Rodney. I didnt bring it, says Gary. I thought you packed it. Rodney turns to Roger and asks: Did you bring the bottle opener? Naturally Roger didnt bring it. So theyre stuck 20km from home without a bottle opener. Rodney and Roger beg Gary to go back for it. But he refuses as he says they will eat all the sandwiches. After two hours, and after they have sworn on their tortoise lives that they will not eat the sandwiches, he finally agrees. So Gary sets off down the road at a steady pace. Twenty days pass and he still isnt back and Rodney and Roger are starving, but a promise is a promise. Another five days and he still isnt back, but a promise is a promise. Finally they cant take it any longer so they take out a sandwich each, and just as they are about to eat it, Gary pops up from behind a rock and shouts: I KNEW IT...... SO IM NOT GOING! QUIZ 1. WHAT was the American title of the classic Australian film Mad Max II? 2. WHAT is South Australias official flower? 3. HOW did John Farnham celebrate his nomination as Australian of the Year, 1987? 4. HOW many cans in a slab? 5. WHAT is the meaning of the Aboriginal word Maralinga the South Australian site of nuclear tests in the 1950s and 60s? ANSWERS: 1. The Road Warrior; 2. Sturts desert pea; 3. He became an Australian citizen; 4. 24; 5. Field of thunder. MUDDY RIVER INSANITY STREAK SNAKE TALES SWAMP 2 3 0 1 1 0