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Why we all need to move to Tasmania

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Dubai is home to the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. Nepal boasts Mount Everest. Soon, if Jeremy Rockliff gets his way, Tasmania could be home to the world’s largest chocolate fountain.


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Nepal can only boast part of the world's tallest land mountain, whatever you call it. It straddles a border. And neither side of the border call it "Everest".


As to chocolate and potentially moving to Tasmania, I'd say that is a good reason not to move there.


Tasmanian Chocolate Tomatoes (yes, they're a thing) sound more promising.



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2 hours ago, MaryIsobel said:

I can think of a couple of North American politicians who would be behooved to use this as their platform!

If only a whole lot of our American politicians would move there, Tasmanian would have a return of their Tasmanian devils.

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