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Started 10/22/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 95491 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/22/17

SA shark attack: Teenage kayaker thrown into water by suspected great white

A 15-year-old girl has survived a terrifying encounter with a five-metre shark, which knocked her into the water in front of her family off the coast of Normanville, south of Adelaide.

Sarah Williams, from Mount Compass, was fishing for squid from her kayak when the shark, believed to be a great white, attacked the vessel.

"The next thing I hear was a big bang of something very solid hitting the kayak, then screams," said her rattled father Chris Williams, who was in a nearby tinny at the time.

Sarah Williams was thrown into the water when her kayak was attacked by a shark.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/teenage-kayaker-survives-attack-by-great-white-shark/9075278

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Da-na... da-na... da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da...

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/24/17

So this image went viral a couple of weeks back...

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Image result for Huntsman mouse image

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It's a rite of passage for all Australians to co-inhabit with a Huntsman spider.  

But the trick is not to catch or kill the spider.  No, the real trick is to accept you have one of these guys on the ceiling, then turn off the light and go to sleep.

Believe me!  The FIRST thing you do the next morning is play "Find the Huntsman".

They usually leave on their own in about three days.

Cheers,

Jenifer

CaroWee

From: CaroWee

10/24/17

One could just die by looking at it with a heart-attack!

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/24/17

Hi CaroWee!

Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!  

Haven't seen one in my room for a while.  But I've just said that... so one should drop in tonight.

Cheers,

Jenifer

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/24/17

More Scorpions!

Why do scorpions glow in the dark? It could just be a fluke, scientists say

Several scorpions glow green on a dark background.

It's not a sign of radioactivity, but many species of scorpion — including those you're likely to stumble upon in your backyard — do glow a brilliant aqua under ultraviolet light.

In fact, all Australian scorpions have the ability to light up, as do most scorpion species across the world, according to the collection manager for arachnids at the Queensland Museum, Owen Seeman.

"If you take an ultraviolet light out at night … it glows this fantastic colour [that] you can imagine at night really jumps out at you," he told ABC Brisbane's Craig Zonca.

But why? Well, scientists are not quite sure.

"We don't really know exactly why they do it — it could just be an accident, a freak of nature, that all scorpions fluoresce," Dr Seeman said.

"With Australia's animals, we tend to have the most venomous of many groups, but when it comes to scorpions, most of them are pretty wussy. Scorpions overseas are far more dangerous than those in Australia.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-25/why-do-scorpions-glow-in-the-dark-queensland-museum/9076978

CaroWee

From: CaroWee

10/25/17

Remember the Jaws skits they used to do on SNL and the knock on the door? It was JAWS!!

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

11/10/17

Okay, I hope this works...

Tasmanian Devil playing with a truck.

A close up of a young and healthy looking Tasmanian devil..

The delightfully relaxing sound of a very grumpy Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-11/your-recorded-animal-sounds-from-around-australia/9131294

Don't think the sound file loaded.

It's so funny.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

11/13/17

Ferry McFerryface to be name of new Sydney ferry after public vote

Run a competition asking Sydney to name a new ferry, expect the outright silliest name to win.

Ferry McFerryface is now officially the name of the last ferry in a new fleet of inner harbour vessels.

The name was voted on by hundreds of Sydneysiders in a competition which allowed the public to be part of maritime history.

However, the most votes actually went to the name Boaty McBoatface, the notable title Brits voted to call a new research vessel last year.

But Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said they wanted to avoid a double up.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders," Mr Constance said.

"Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour's newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-13/sydney-ferry-will-actually-be-called-ferry-mcferryface/9146446

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