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"Environment: The Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef in the world, extending over 2012.5km.".....did his tape measure break at exactly 2012.5 or was he just too lazy measure the next few metres making it exactly 2012.567klm
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:25

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:25
Your such a lazy bug#er ..why didn't ya help him
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:44

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:44
i was the supervisor.......in the boat sipping on a coopers...noway will you get me on the bottom with all those noah's around
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Reply By: agsmky - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:01

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:01
I bet it came from the measurement being 1250 miles. Makes for a shorter tape measure :-)

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Reply By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:39

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:39
Nah, they already know the circumference of the planet so the start at the end of the reef and run the tape around to the beginning. They subtract that measurement from the known circumeference and hey presto.....that's the length of the reef.

The surveyors charge per 100km's so that amount was left off due to rounding up for the GST.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:52

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:52
really?
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 11:50

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 11:50
Yep....deadset, honest injun!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 11:55

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 11:55
just talkin to me mate in Aukland and he says thats crap cos they have no idea what a tape measure is
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 12:10

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 12:10
Was aware of that. Due to cultural 'sunsatuvuties', the NZ leg was measured in the standard local system of distance. For those unfamiliar with the NZ ISO system, here it is....

17 'chups' to a 'jandle'
7 'jandles' to a 'rubber boot'
3 'rubber boots' to a 'ewe'
942 'ewes' to a 'killer ewe'

So the NZ section was 1,241 kE's, 11 Rb's, and a chup which equates to 1,240km's.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:29

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 17:29
oh yeah...i forgot about the ruddy jandles but....but where do the fish-n-chups into the equation
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:22

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 13:22
Nup, they are just giving an honest measurement nude man, no rubber tape measures allowed.

IPF 900XS lights on another thread are waterproof to 11.8" for two minutes, just don't go that extra .2 or you'll be sorry.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:39

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:39
11.8 seems a lot of inches and anything lasting for two minutes seems like a long time to me.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:51

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:51
Hows that desk Paul, Bus Man says 11.8" on that desk is just right.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:16

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 18:16
Saw 'those' batteries last week. Bloody Nora they are BIG!
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