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April, 2010:

Mt Wombat – Warning

Over Easter we managed a family trip up Mt Wombat to see the new Telstra mobile tower that’s being built, and to have a look at the view. There are more photos to follow, but this one appealed to my sense of humour!

Mt Wombat Warning

Bunny Tossing

Strange things happens in New Zealand. - Tourist No Bunny as a Thrower

A German tourist has been crowned New Zealand’s champion rabbit-thrower [^] in Waitomo according to Lisa Lutz managed to overthrow the Kiwis by tossing a dead rabbit into a trailer attached to a motobike; something seen across farms in New Zealand and Australia.

Event organiser Barry Woods said that the event was staged as a stand against political correctness. Rabbits are not native to either country, and cause a great deal of damage to indigenous flora and fauna. Only dead rabbits were used in the competition.


Don’t you just love it when you discover that there may be a scientific basis for your own observations. The Dunning–Kruger effect [^] is the phenomenon whereby the lesser-skilled overestimate their abilities and the highly-skilled underestimate theirs. As Bertrand Russell said:

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

Apparently there is still some debate over the validity of the effect; but how else can you explain the observation? The Peter Principle [^] is another possibility; this is where someone is promoted to their level of incompetence. That is, a person in a hierarchy continues to rise until they reach a point completely out of their field of expertise.

Peter Principle On a lighter note there is also the simple fact that nothing can compete with natural stupidity [^].

I am a Bunny

Hope that everyone had a good Easter. Here’s Stand by Me by The Muppets with the monster saying “I am a Bunny”.