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This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But Gizmodo has confirmed that Britain and Canada aren't the only ones.

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Aboriginal people settled Australia's hot, dry interior at least 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new archaeological evidence unearthed from an ancient rock shelter. It's a remarkable discovery that points to a level of technological sophistication previously unknown to exist in Australia or Southeast Asia during the late Pleistocene - and it could reshape our understanding of how the last habitable continent on Earth was settled.

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Ricky Rogers is a complete idiot. Or at least that's how he was described by Royal Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty spokesperson Michael Beatty after he posted a picture of him and a friend "surfing" a beached sea turtle on Facebook. Australia man truly is the new Florida man.

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There are a lot of different conspiracy theories about what happened to the Australian government in November of 1975. In a surprise move, the ultra liberal Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was fired by a lone man using parliamentary procedures that no one had expected. That man was John Kerr. And Gizmodo has now obtained the CIA's internal biographic report on him.

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Apple users might feel insulated from the exploding batteries currently fueling Samsung's Note 7 nightmare, but a new story of out of south Australia serves as a helpful reminder that true safety is just an illusion. On Thursday, surf instructor Mat Jones told Australia's 7 News that an iPhone 7 he left in his car wrapped in a pair of pants caught on fire, taking both the pants and the car with it.

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Human-caused climate change is robbing crucial rain from southern parts of Australia by shifting Southern Ocean westerly winds towards Antarctica, according to a new study.

Associate Professor Nerilie Abram, from The Australian National University (ANU), said the loss of rain combined with 2016 being on track to smash the hottest-year record was ominous for communities and the environment.

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Every year Paul Borrud builds a massive homebrew Slip N Slide to help celebrate Australia Day. This year's effort measured almost 100.58m long and ended in a billabong that wasn't quite large enough to contain most riders as they came rocketing down the slope. But risking your life is half the fun of a Slip N Slide, isn't it?

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In November of 1975, Australia faced one of the most uncertain periods in its political history. The Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, was unexpectedly dismissed (which is to say fired) by a man named John Kerr, the Governor-General of Australia. Rumours have swirled for years about whether the CIA or British intelligence services had anything to do with it. And while a new document obtained by Gizmodo doesn't answer that question, it does add a bit of colour to the mystery.