Tag Archive for Australia

UFO on Gold Coast resembles remote control device

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Note the disagreement about height and size which is notoriously different to determine in the dark. This looks very much like a RCD. Observers can easily imagine it looks bigger. Our senses decieve us. Brightly-Coloured UFO Spotted on Australia’s Gold Coast. Chevron Island local, Jack Purcell , caught the red and green flashing ‘alien-looking spaceship’…

Small pets can be a mouthful

Snake on a chain. Unexpected, this is.

Got a small pet? You need to keep an eye out for hungry wildlife that will consider it a meal. Python eats dog tied to kennel – Yahoo!7. A NSW woman has endured a nasty shock after finding her pet dog, that had been chained in its kennel, swallowed by a python. The Lismore woman…

Snake versus crocodile – Who wins?

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We couldn’t not post this one. Snake eats crocodile after epic fight in Queensland. An enormous water python has devoured a metre-long fresh water crocodile following an epic duel that shocked onlookers at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa, on Sunday. And that’s not uncommon, according to University of Queensland snake expert Bryan Fry. The exhausted…

A flying sky snake heads towards Perth (UPDATE: Solved)

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What the hell? Strange ‘S’-shaped radar phenomenon appears off WA coast. The shape was spotted on the weather bureau’s radar map on Wednesday about 30 kilometres west of Rottnest. After checking the satellite, the bureau’s Neil Bennett ruled out the phenomenon being caused by cloud. “There’s no cloud, there’s nothing to produce a rain echo,…

Silly article on Australian belief in the paranormal

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I’d call this poll biased promotion. It seems half of Australia believes in the supernatural. Last month the Syfy Supernatural Study was commissioned to celebrate the launch of the new channel, in conjunction with the world premiere of Haunting: Australia, and the results were spooky. Almost nine out of 10 Australians (88 per cent) surveyed…

“Medical research in clown shoes” (UPDATE)

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Oh, this has caused a stir… The Australian site The Conversation has seen fit to take down this piece by Mick Vagg. It has been preserved here. FreezePage: Conversation suspended page — Quackademic medicine…coming soon to a uni near you The recent memorandum of understanding signed between supplement company Swisse and La Trobe University to establish…

‘Ghost Hunters’ to air worldwide

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Dear world: We’re sorry for sending more stupid TV your way. Signed, America. ‘Ghost Hunters’ Scares Up Business Oversees – The Hollywood Reporter. Syfy’s Ghost Hunters continues to scare up business oversees, with Alfred Haber Distribution locking down deals across Europe, Asia and Latin America for the long-running paranormal reality series. Supreme Court Deals Setback…

Rash of toilet snakes in Brisbane

Yep, that's an actual snake.

So, this article is mostly a snake wrangler trying to drum up business. But he may have a good point. DIY snake removal is not a wise choice. Toilet snake appearances are on the up according to a Brisbane snake catcher | The Courier-Mail. A BRISBANE snake catcher says he is not surprised a snake…

Talk louder, there’s something in my ear

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Not for the squeamish. Aussie man faces cockroach-in-ear agony | News24. A man in Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed. Darwin-based Hendrik Helmer’s ordeal began in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he was…

Bats dying en masse in Australia

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The heat is taking its toll on bats in Australia. Why did 100,000 dead bats reportedly fall out of the sky in Australia? – The Week. Unfortunately for residents of several towns scattered across the north-east state of Queensland, enjoying all that wonderful sunshine may be a bit difficult, especially when surrounded by the rotting,…

Bird is the word: Four swans a-surfing

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Surfin’ birds! Birds do the darndest things. Video: Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia – Telegraph. A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast, to the astonishment swimmers. Birds just wanna have fun… A video of a crow sledding down a snowy roof on a jar…

Eyewitnesses won’t give up on idea of big cat in NSW

Penrith panther photo is too indistinct to tell size and details.

Your perception and memory are not really that great. Blue Mountains panther spotted again. Weeks after the government declared the Blue Mountains big cat file closed, a Sydney father has spoken of a terrifying encounter with a panther-like creature outside his home. Peter Russell told NSW Police he feared for his life after being stalked…

Claims that a misinformative TV show possibly caused an extra 2000 heart attacks

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In an update to an earlier story about an Australian TV show that scared patients regarding their heart medicine, there is more startling news. Catalyst: Heart Foundation survey raises more concerns over ABC’s controversial cholesterol medication episode. A controversial ABC television program that called cholesterol medication “toxic” could be responsible for causing 2000 more heart…

Finally the end of AVN?

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We’ve followed the buffoonery of the AVN or Australian Vaccination Network (uh, formerly known as…). Is this the end as their appeal fails and their equipment is sold off? The Department of Fair Trading via the Minister for Fair Trading demanded that the Australian Vaccination Network change its name. Their appeals ruling came today. Read…

Psychic scams rampant in Victoria, NSW

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Psychic scams are an international menace. Wherever there are people with money and valuables, there will be those that try to fleece them. Victorians being fleeced in scams by pretend psychics | Herald Sun. Consumer Affairs Victoria received 13 complaints about psychic-related scams in the past financial year, but says the actual number is likely…

Two-headed ray fetus in Australian aquarium

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Two heads are not better than one in this case. Two-Headed Ray Fetus Found in Australia | LiveScience. While checking up on the pregnant female rays that he was caring for in an aquarium, Australian researcher Leonardo Guida saw that some of the animals had given birth, in April of this year. As he made…