Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The ABC is reporting on the filling of Lake Eyre as a once in a lifetime experience.
I guess this only applies if you live a brutally short existence, as 60 Minutes also reported on this once in a generation experience in 2000.
In fact, that great arbiter of internet stuff, erm, wikipedia, doesn't even mention 2000, but notes that this once in a lifetime phenomenon has also occurred in 1950, 1955, 1974-1976, 1984 and 1989, meaning that anyone born since WWII could have seen it happen at least six times. In fact, Lake Eyre generally fills more often than we get federal Labor governments.
So for whom is the filling of Lake Eyre a once in a lifetime experience? Bindi Irwin perhaps? Sadly, she was born in 1998, meaning that she could have experienced it twice...
Posted by Margo's Maid at 5:17 PM