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Pointless Post of the Day: Pauline Hanson’s “Pauline’s United Australia Party”

Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson

Pauline’s United Australia Party was created by Australian politician, Pauline Hanson.  Hanson was the founder of One Nation, a nationalist political party in Australia.

Hanson formed the party in order to ensure that her name appeared above the line (as per the voting method in Australian federal elections) rather than simply below the line amongst a list of independent candidates.

In the first election as a member of “Pauline’s United Australia Party”, Hanson received over 100,000 votes, garnering her 4% of the statewide vote in Queensland.

Brian Burston also ran under this political party for the Australian Senate int the state of New South Whales.  He received nearly 40,000 votes, nearly 1% of the vote.

Pauline Hanson, the founder of the party, was named among the Top 100 Most Influential Australians of All Time.

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Pointless Post of the Day: Top 10 Largest Public and Private Universities in the U.S.

The largest university campus is the Columbus campus of Ohio State

The largest university campus is the Columbus campus of Ohio State

This is a list of the Top 15 largest actual campuses.  It does not include full enrollment numbers for some colleges, as they are spread out amongst several campuses.

  1. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio- 53,715
  2. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona- 52,734
  3. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida- 51,413
  4. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota- 51,141
  5. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida- 50,254
  6. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas- 50,006
  7. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas- 48,029
  8. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan- 46,648
  9. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida- 46,174
  10. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania- 44,406

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Pointless Post of the Day: The Tree Circus

The most famous Tree Circus tree, The Basket Tree.

The most famous Tree Circus tree, "The Basket Tree".

The Tree Circus was opened in 1947 by Axel Erlandson after he visited “The Mystery Spot” in Santa Cruz, California.  Erlandson decided that if the people lined up and paid to see “The Mystery Spot” he could make some cash showcasing

One of the many tree circus trees.

One of the many tree circus trees.

the odd trees he had been cultivating for several years.  He bought a patch of land in Scotts Valley, California, and began moving his most bizarre and interesting trees to that location.  The Tree Circus never produced millions for Erlandson, one of his best years he made a mere $320.  However, Erlandson’s trees were popular among the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! circuit, being featured in Ripley’s publication 12 times.

Upon Erlandson’s death, the owner of Gilroy Gardens in Gilroy, California, purchased the trees and had them moved to his theme park.  24 of the trees can be found there today.

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Pointless Post of the Day: Luigi Caponaro, The Healer of Italy

The Conservative Journal is now featuring a new special post every day: The Pointless Post of the Day!  The PPotD for short.  The PPotD is a post that is about absolutely nothing important.  It’s just something fun that most people will probably chose to ignore altogether.  It’s more fun for me than you, I’m sure.  Here’s our inaugural post:

In the late 16th and early 17th century, the popular healer and “medicine man” Luigi Caponaro roamed the streets of Naples and Gaeta, Italy.  Luigi officiated his medicical practice by receiving a degree in Naples, though he never formally practice medicine under his degree.  Luigi cited a fear of blood as his reasoning for not pursuing work in a clinic or other formal practice.  Luigi used the expertise he picked up from his days in med-school to give medical advice to anyone who chose to listen, often demonstrating his skills on anyone who’d give him a minute or two.

Ironically enough, the famed healer and medicine man died at 55 from cholera.

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