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The 9 Most South Australian Things That Have Ever Happened

South Australians are a proud peoples but they're also a very distinct subset of Australians. Add some pea soup to a meat pie, put on a Sia track and let's hear it for South Australia!

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1. South Australians like to Olympic...in the NUDE.

The Maslin's Beach Olympics is an infamous event on the southern region's (hurrr) calendar for all South Australians, well the ones who like to get their junk out anyway.
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The Maslin's Beach Olympics is an infamous event on the southern region's (hurrr) calendar for all South Australians, well the ones who like to get their junk out anyway.

Maslin's Beach is a South Australian institution for the nude year round.

NUDE OLYMPICS FAN ART

Butts in the name of sport.

Just don't piss off the IOC.

2. South Australians will cut you for a doughnut.

Ever caught a flight between Melbourne/Sydney and Adelaide and wondered why there was a noticeable lack of space in the overhead compartment? Well that's because South Australians smuggle sticky doughnuts back to the Motherland.
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Ever caught a flight between Melbourne/Sydney and Adelaide and wondered why there was a noticeable lack of space in the overhead compartment?

Well that's because South Australians smuggle sticky doughnuts back to the Motherland.

Now a local store has opened.

No biggie, just ppl camping out for the opening of Krispy Kreme in Adelaide. Cld this be bigger than Wang Wang & Funi pic.twitter.com/FYORJllxqM

— Sam Mac (McMillan) (@MrSamMac) July 14, 2014

Krispy Kreme opened their doors to hundreds in Adelaide today. Stay tuned on @SariovskiMedia pic.twitter.com/aodpSz15TU

— Mitchell Sariovski (@msariovski) July 15, 2014

TONIGHT: Adelaide's desperate doughnut dash. #KrispyKreme #TenNews pic.twitter.com/507wLHKi4x

— Ten News Adelaide (@TenNewsADEL) July 14, 2014

And South Australians have started getting grabby...and stabby.

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3. South Australians LOVED greeting The Beatles.

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"The day after they landed on Australian soil, The Beatles flew from Sydney to Adelaide in a chartered Ansett ANA jet, arriving at 11.57am.

An estimated 200,000 people lined the 10-mile route between Adelaide Airport and the city centre in the hope of seeing The Beatles’ motorcade. More than 30,000 surrounded the Town Hall, where they met the city’s mayor, James Campbell Irwin, along with council members and their families. The Beatles were given toy koala bears.

John Lennon told the reception, “Wherever we go, anywhere in the world, this reception which Adelaide has given us will stick in our memories.”

- The Beatles Bible

4. South Australians don't give a FUIC about Coca-Cola.

It's a well known fact that South Australia is one of only a few places in the world where a milk drink outsells the carbonated giant.
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It's a well known fact that South Australia is one of only a few places in the world where a milk drink outsells the carbonated giant.

Farmers Union's Ad game is strong too.

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Who doesn't love an 80s classic reworking, amiright?

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5. South Australians have a love-hate relationship with flamingos.

The Adelaide Zoo was home to the oldest flamingo in the world, 'Greater' an 83 year old magnificent creature.
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The Adelaide Zoo was home to the oldest flamingo in the world, 'Greater' an 83 year old magnificent creature.

But in 2008, unruly youth jumped into Greater's enclosure and bashed the already blind flamingo.

R.I.P 'Greater' 1933 - 2014.

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Fortunately, 'Greater' survived the attack and went on to live six more years. What a trooper.

6. South Australians get behind a good beer war.

SA is a two team town when it comes to footy but also when it comes to beer.
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SA is a two team town when it comes to footy but also when it comes to beer.

West End are famous for a Christmas display on the banks of their brewery.

And this little guy is particularly iconic.

In 2005, after a deluge flooded the local river and dislodged the whale, Coopers pounced.

So it's either West End or Coopers. But if you ask me...

7. South Australians get married in shopping centres.

Because of course.

Tea Tree Plaza is Fountain Gate but classier.

Not so sure about having the honeymoon there too...

8. South Australians are big Men In Black fans.

On a busy road in Adelaide, there's a cut out of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones overlooking the traffic.

They like to get festive.

New Year's Day.

Very festive.

Social media got behind the boys.

At one point the group got up to 5,000 members until Facebook changed to Pages.
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At one point the group got up to 5,000 members until Facebook changed to Pages.

When the owner took them down, South Australia rallied.

To this day, they are still in place.
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To this day, they are still in place.

9. And the most famous of all South Australians.

Johnny Haysman - notable hula hooper and public dancing aficionado.
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Johnny Haysman - notable hula hooper and public dancing aficionado.

Adelaide events aren't Adelaide events unless Johnny rocks up.

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Johnny's fashion is second to none.

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What a South Australian rockstar!

Here's to South Australia. Heaps Good.

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