Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The photograph, which shows an object with three humps breaching the surface of the lake, is said to be the best evidence yet of what some claim is a monster lurking beneath the depths.
It was taken on a camera phone by Tom Pickles, 24, while kayaking on the lake as part of a team building exercise with his IT company, CapGemini, last Friday.
Mr Pickles said he saw an animal the size of three cars speed past him on the lake and watched it for about 20 seconds.
He said: “It was petrifying and we paddled back to the shore straight away. At first I thought it was a dog and then saw it was much bigger and moving really quickly at about 10mph.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Residents of communities around Mission Beach, on the north Queensland coast, which was almost flattened by the category five cyclone earlier this month, have been advised to beware of the 6ft tall birds, which are known to attack if they feel threatened.
Famed for their long talons – their dagger-like middle claws measure 12cm long – and powerful legs, the birds, which are unique to the rainforests of northern Australia, are said to be able to disembowel humans, dogs and horses with just one kick.
Weighing more than 10st, cassowaries resemble an emu, and in 2007 were named the most dangerous birds in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This is an old one of the kids in their first year at their current school. The school is very forward thinking in many areas, including recycling, which is part of their daily activities. Boy they grow up fast. Hannah put on lipstick and got changed just to go and buy chips after school last week.
Mr Skumavc said about eight other friends joined Mr Rolih for the party. …
He said the pink projectile was flying an impressive 7m across the room and looping about 2m high.
“It wasn’t a strong shot (when it hit me in the head),” he said. “It probably just landed on an awkward sort of angle.”
“She was shooting it through the room from one corner to the other,” he said.
“Other people got it in their chest and knees. I was the only one bleeding. It was my turn and it landed straight on my forehead.
“She started apologising straight away but I just said it was fine … then I touched my forehead and there was blood.”
Mr Skumavc had difficulties describing the tearaway toy in detail.
“I don’t have a massive experience with dildos,” he said. The scars left by the offending object have since healed, but Mr Skumavc said the story was still very much alive.
“People keep asking how close my face was (to cause that sort of injury),” he said.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Semi-retired all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who felt he was the victim of racial abuse from Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh in 2008, is truly embracing the sub-continental nation with a role in a Bollywood film likened to Bend it Like Beckham.
Symonds, 35, is off the scene in Australia after retiring from first-class cricket and shunning local limited overs matches, but he is in demand in India, where his services were bought for $850,000 by Mumbai in the recent IPL auction.
Ironically, that process made him a teammate of Singh, who he accused of calling him a 'monkey' at the SCG three years ago. Charges against Singh were downgraded after the incident temporarily threatened relations between Australia and its populous, cricket-mad opponent.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Blue Holes are named for the dramatic contrast between the lighter shades of the surrounding shallow water and the dark, deep blue holes where these natural formation plunge into the abyss. The deepest, Dean's Blue Hole, located in bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas, reaches 202 meters (663ft). Many others are located in the same region (the Bahamas) as well as Belize, Guam, Australia and the Red Sea.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
A woman is riding between the railway carriages of a local train heading north from Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital. Her luggage is tucked under the carriage in front of her. It is the month of Ramadan, a fast that culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr, a three-day celebration. Tens of thousands of people leave the city to go to their home village and celebrate with their families. Trains are packed and many who fail to get tickets before they sell out or can’t afford buying them at the black market ride on the roof of the train or, like this woman, finds a quiet spot between the carriages.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
The Group "kilted Life" www.flickr.com/groups/kiltedlife/ gives examples of the hundreds of activites that can be undertaken by men in a kilt. The kilt worn by a man has never been so popular than it is today. Worn by men of all ages for weddings, parties, rugby, football, Burns suppers, ceilidhs, balls, receptions, pubbing - and, even for many, worn for work. Many guys lack the confidence to wear the kilt with pride and need an excuse - this Group is designed to show that no excuse is needed - it can be worn anywhere for almost any activity