Good morning everybody. It's a beautiful morning - good luck to those of you braving the Boxing Day sales today. We hope you had a lovely Christmas surrounded by your loved ones.
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Shoppers already on the hunt for post-Christmas bargains http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/shoppers-already-on-the-hunt-for-postchristmas-bargains-20131225-2zwrs.html
Shoppers are no longer waiting for Christmas dinner to get cold before going in search of post-Christmas bargains.
Myer's online Christmas Day purchases doubled this year, with visible spikes in traffic to the website after lunch.
- The Age
Disabled Victorians to miss out on disability insurance scheme http://http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/disabled-victorians-to-miss-out-on-disability-insurance-scheme-20131225-2zwra.html#ixzz2oWL4x0SF
Up to 900,000 disabled Victorians will not qualify for the national disability insurance scheme and the state government needs to increase funding to the sector to meet growing demand, the peak body for the sector says.
A National Disability Services submission to the state budget says that while DisabilityCare Australia is a tremendous opportunity to help 100,000 Victorians with a serious or permanent disability, hundreds of thousands more will require help.
- The Age
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THE DAILY QUIZ
1. What is the nationality of most Popes?
2. What do you do if you take part in a mazurka?
3. What are dried to make prunes?
4. What is the sparsley populated region of Australia called?
5. What is Paris' underground called?
DID YOU KNOW?
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
If today is your big day, happy birthday!
You share a birthday with singers Prodigy, Jade Thirlwall and Andy Biersack and actor Jared Leto.
THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR
1865 - The coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason.
1941 - Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.
1982 - The Man of the Year in "TIME" magazine was a computer. It was the first time a non-human received the honors.
1991 - The Soviet Union's parliament formally voted the country out of existence.
2002 - The first cloned human baby was born. The announcement was made the December 27 by Clonaid.
2004 - Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand and India.
JOKE OF THE DAY
What do you call a horse wearing pyjamas?
Daily quiz answers
1. Italian 2. Dance 3. Plums 4. Outback 5. Metro