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Friday, March 30, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Excellent photos at this blog from the Northern Beaches.
I don't know if he has it on his blog (or on his other one - link to come), but this is a great video that he took of two lorikeets on his deck - with a mirror.
I posted photos of Montana the cat's leavings before (for those of you not blog-savvy, click the mouse arrow on the word "before" to go to the old photos), so it's now officially an ongoing series.
This one he left outside on the trail to the front door, rather than in the house. Thoughtful kitty. You have to admit - it's very beautiful.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
After more than 30 years of civil war, ending in 1998, the Cambodian gouvernment destroyed 125,000 weapons across the country. In this time British artist Sasha Constable saw an opportunity, and decided to create The Peace Art Project Cambodia (PAPC) in November 2003. The Peace Art Project Cambodia was a sculpture project turning weapons into art as expressions of peace.In Cambodia this is the most beautiful way to get rid of weapons - transform them in furniture. From these pictures this furniture doesn’t look to comfortable, but for a good cause they are excellent.
When his chickens started disappearing a few weeks ago, a farmer in eastern India figured dogs or jackals were to blame — until he discovered his calf making a meal of his poultry.
Reminds me of that other carnivorous ungulate, the carnivorous red deer of Scotland:
THIS is one side of Bambi the Disney corporation never wanted you to see. Red deer on a Scottish island are supplementing their normally vegetarian diet by snacking on live seabird chicks.
And - an earlier model.
A series of holes, usually about 24 inches across and in neat rows of from nine to twelve, stretched for almost a mile in Peru. It starts at the base of a mountain and then climbs up the side and meanders up and down, over some of the roughest terrain.
Nobody seems to know why they're there. Got any ideas?
Saturday, March 3, 2007
A GERMAN man obtained enriched uranium and buried it in his garden, raising concerns about the security of Germany's nuclear reactors.
“How do (uranium) pellets get out of a nuclear reactor? That's not supposed to happen,” said ministry spokeswoman Jutte Kremer-Heye.
She said it was unclear when the man, a resident of the northwestern German town of Lauenfoerder, got hold of and buried the 14 low-enriched uranium pellets, which he had sealed in a steel container wrapped in a plastic bag.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
I've written about these two before. Nice to see updates.
Reuters | Friday, 2 March 2007
NEW YORK: A giant tortoise and an orphaned baby hippo who forged an unusual friendship after the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia are the stars of a new website so fans can follow their progress.
Mzee, a 130-year-old Aldabran tortoise, became a surrogate parent and inseparable friend to hippo Owen who was washed out to sea off the coast of Kenya, rescued by villagers and taken to a wildlife park where the tortoise lived.
Here's a Web site where you can keep track of the charming couple.
You think I'm kidding? Read. Weep.
Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of “super rabbit” which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.
McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed.
UPDATE: While still the most bizarre two paragraphs - the story was a hoax.