Tag Archive for Australia

‘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

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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

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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…

Venus results in UFO calls to astronomers

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It’s REALLY bright and people think it’s moving. But it’s not moving and not unidentified, it’s Venus. UFO calls over bright lights of Venus. Although it’s simply the planet Venus on its evening cycle, the Adelaide Planetarium has reported a number of callers concerned the unusually bright planet may be a supernatural occurrence. “We have…

TV program causes confusion in Australia about heart medicine

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Thanks to a TV program in Western Australia, patients are confused about drugs prescribed for high cholesterol. Patients swamp GPs in heart pill confusion – The West Australian. Experts are furious by claims in the ABC medical science program Catalyst that cholesterol is a heart disease myth and the drugs statins have few benefits and…

Bird mass mortality in Australia could signal serious change

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Bird deaths in Australia may signal a bigger problem. Dead birds ‘not just a freak event’. Muttonbirds are dying in their thousands nearly every year and much more frequently than ever before, washing up on the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania. On South Melbourne and Port Melbourne beaches on Wednesday beach cleaning contractor David…

There’s gold in them thar trees!

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Yes, it’s true but don’t get excited. Gold growing on trees? Scientists find small deposits in gumleaves | World news | theguardian.com. Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), have proved that the leaves of certain eucalyptus trees contain minute amounts of the precious metal that have been…

Pyrocumulus clouds over Australia

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The unique weather phenomenon, pyrocumulus clouds, are predicted to occurs in Australia as a large fire influences an unstable atmosphere. The clouds are formed because of the heat and combustion products of the fire. Inferno expected to generate abnormal, high-altitude cloud. A bizarre weather phenomenon known as a fire cloud is likely to form over…

Big cat case closed in New South Wales

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I hope they don’t think this will stop people from reporting them. People “KNOW” what they see and if they want to see a black panther, that’s what they will see. ‘The matter is closed’: new report into Blue Mountains big cat. Rumours have circulated for decades about a colony of “Big cats” roaming Sydney’s…

Injured kangaroo visits the airport

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And so a kangaroo hopped into a store… BBC News – Kangaroo hops its way into Melbourne airport. Australian police had to lock down part of Melbourne airport after an injured kangaroo managed to hop its way into the terminal. The airport is located in an area frequented by kangaroos. The kangaroo hopped into the…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

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In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…