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27 Things You Only Know If You Grew Up In Queensland

Where else but?

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1. Queensland is BIG

2. REALLY BIG.

3. And exotic.

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4. And it's home to these bad boys.

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5. Mangos are proof that heaven exists.

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6. Any day below 23 degrees is cold.

7. And every other day it's HOT

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8. There are issues on both sides of the law.

"Working together in partnership to prevent crime."
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"Working together in partnership to prevent crime."

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9. And you're well acquainted with your state's public transport system.

10. XXXX is the perfect way to quench a thirst.

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11. You don't own an umbrella.

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12. But you do NEED an umbrella. Often.

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13. Because it doesn't rain in Queensland. Water just ERUPTS FROM THE SKY.

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14. In fact your weather isn't known for being 'predictable' or 'normal.'

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HAIL THE SIZE OF A SMALL DOGS BRAIN?!?!

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15. Every sentence needs to end with 'hey.'

As in:"It's pretty fuckin' hot hey."
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As in:

"It's pretty fuckin' hot hey."

16. And you're getting kinda tired of the predictable State Of Origin Series.

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Another year, another win.

17. Everyone's pretty laid back. Even the police.

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18. You know that the ocean is a shared space.

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19. This gives you the shivers.

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Those were dark days

20. Whether you agree with his policies or not, your Premier can be pretty funny.

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21. And you don't mind looking at the less-serious side of politics.

22. You've never been to The Whitsundays but your friends from other states have.

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23. November and Schoolies are the worst thing in the world.

24. You have a precise understanding of both 'time' and 'daylight.'

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25. You steer clear of the theme park ridden Gold Coast unless you absolutely HAVE TO.

26. And these things are the worst.

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27. But you're thankful every day that you live in such a beautiful state.

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