The Story of this missing arm can be found here. Are looking for a good time or maybe to build up your story repertoire for the next staff party? Interested in getting attached by a croc but having a difficult time closing the deal? Get yourself drunk, visit your local watering hole at night and go swimming. According to the latest research by Queensland crocodile expert Dr. Mark Read, most of the attacks were a combination of alcohol, swimming and the dark. "People are getting cocky and thinking they know what they are doing, which is bad. It is a case of the number of people who continue to swim in known crocodile habitat; in 80 per cent of the attacks people were swimming or wading in these areas. "About 40 per cent of these attacks were late afternoon or evening when predators like crocodiles are most active and most dangerous. "The other outstanding factor was 40 per cent of people attacked were acting under the influence of alcohol." More info:
Part of my ongoing fascination with big things coming to an end. Take a look at this video of a wind turbine in Denmark breaking apart during a very recent wind storm. Apparently the internal breaking system failed; causing the blades to spin out of control. More info: Minister demands explanation for windmill collapse
Monday, 25 February 2008

Sunk Boats Frozen in Ice and Time

  I love the blog English Russia. Their tag line is, "Just because something cool happens daily on 1/6 of the earths surface". Rarely does it ever have anything to do with canoes or kayaks but who cares when they post photos like the ones above. I love big rusty stuff and there is a lot of that in different parts of Russia. The link has a great collection of photos of abandoned ships half sunk in the ice that were taken somewhere near Kamchatka, Russia. There is something about abandoned boats that completely scare me. I fully expect something scary to jump out and eat me even these are only photos. Don't tell anybody but I also have a hard time watching the cool boat search scene from the movie, "The Usual Suspects".
Seems to be a bit of a mystery afoot off the shores of the BC coast. The RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating what are officially termed three incidents of sudden death, following the latest discovery of a bodyless right foot inside a running shoe on Valdes Island, British Columbia on Feb. 8.
Just when you thought it was safe for kangaroo's to swim in the ocean, along came this story from the Herald Sun in Australia. Daniel Hurst said he saw a two- or three-metre long shark leap out of the water and attack the unfortunate roo as it paddled out to sea. Mr Hurst said he first spotted the roo when it hopped out of scrub and down to the beach where he was walking his dog at about 5pm on Saturday. It was about 80 metre from shore, with only its head visible above the water, when the shark struck, he said. More info: Kangaroo photo courtesy of
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