The horses nobody wants & The dogs that wouldn’t leave.

I had to share these two Animal Stories that tugged at my heartstrings on the same day. [Ed]

Alan Gent didn’t know his purpose in life until he retired and bought his granddaughter a horse named Rebel. That sparked a passion to save these loving creatures from the knackery, and restore the “soft and bright” look to their eyes.
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An old man dies. Alone except for his two old dogs, Indigo and Blue. They stayed by his side for weeks until his body is found. It’s the sort of tragic story that makes people wonder how it could happen, and often ends sadly for all involved — including the faithful pets. More . .


Epic adventure or epic fail? The family that tried to sail to England in a rubber boat

A young English family of five, desperate to visit a sick relative back home, attempts to sail from Australia in a rubber dinghy; instead they take a 6,500 kilometre, nine-month detour via Indonesia.
That is the absurd plot for Melbourne filmmaker Alessandro Frosali’s next project — but incredibly, it’s a true story.
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Rubber Ducky Really Ridiculous !

Pedal the Pond team break world record with 40-day Atlantic crossing

Four young men have completed an epic 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic in a pedalo to help raise funds and awareness about mental health.
Henry Quinlan, Max Mossman, Paddy Johnson and Hector Turner left Gran Canaria on January 7th, and arrived to cheers in Antigua on Friday February 16th.
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How your worst fears stack up against reality

For those of us who can’t stand the thought of creepy crawlies or who jump at the sight of a shadow in the ocean, summer in Australia can be a challenging time.  Deadly snakes, sharks and spiders — you name it, we’ve got it.  But just how deadly are these creatures and how disproportionate is our fear of them? To find out we compiled a list of deaths commonly associated with summer.
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kim jong un scares me 😦 [Ed]

Lions maul ‘poacher’ to death in South Africa, leaving ‘his head and some remains’

Lions have killed and eaten a man believed to have been poaching animals in a South African nature reserve, leaving behind “his head and some remains”.
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Now that’s what I call true justice – obviously his head was no good 🙂 [Ed]

North Korea missile launch alert sent by Japanese broadcaster NHK in error

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.
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. . .and what would happen if it was Real ?

I am speechless – the second “Human Error” in a week . . .and we are worried about “Global Warming” ?? It’s only a matter of time and we’ll all get very very warm, very very quickly ! [Ed}

False ‘ballistic missile threat to Hawaii’ message sent to residents in error, US military says

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching a “full investigation” into a false wireless emergency alert that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission says.
The alerts to Hawaii mobile users were issued at about 8.07am local time, saying “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”.
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Seek immediate shelter in your bathtub!  Ooops. . . your State Authority mistakenly transmitted this alert due to human error!  Sorry Hawaii but you are a S*****hole Country anyway. . .goodbye!  I wonder how long before human error pushes the big Red Button? [Ed]

Cars that can automatically dial triple-0 after a crash become reality

Imagine your car could automatically call triple-0 after a crash, even if you were trapped or unconscious, and communicate your GPS location, the type of the accident and the number of people on board to emergency services.

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Cheap travel anywhere on Earth within an hour using new rocket.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he plans to replace his current rocket fleet and capsules with a next-generation spacecraft that could be used to travel to the Moon, Mars, or around the Earth — cutting most long-distance Earth flights to just half an hour.

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Solo sailor arrives in Albany after historic Antarctic circumnavigation

Scores of supporters have welcomed Queensland sailor Lisa Blair back into Australia, capping off her 184-day journey around Antarctica.
Blair, 32, set off from Albany in Western Australia in January and is set to be named the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo.

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Are we sleepwalking to World War III?

Australia is plunging headlong into catastrophe and we are utterly unprepared. In fact, we may be past the time when we can prepare.
The time-bomb is ticking and it will explode in our lifetimes. All certainty will be lost, our economy will be devastated, our land seized, our system of government upended. This isn’t mere idle speculation or the rantings of a doomsday cult, this is the warning from a man who has made it his life’s work to prepare for just this scenario. Admiral Chris Barrie was chief of Australia’s Defence Force between 1998 and 2002. He has seen war and sent troops into battle. Now, he says we are sleepwalking towards a conflict that will alter the world as we know it. Australia, he says, will be invaded. He fears for the country his grandchildren will inherit.

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Cold War-era kits on surviving nuclear fallout unearthed by historian

In the early 1960s Washington was a city on edge and the threat of a nuclear attack was not far from the minds of the powerful. It was a threat considered so real that boxes of medical supplies were distributed across America — intended to aid survivors of an attack for the days and weeks after the blast.

Today, the threat of an attack has resurfaced amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s missile capabilities.

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Solo sailor Andy Lamont sets off on westward trip around world in non-stop and unassisted adventure.

7898636-3x2-340x227An Australian sailor is attempting to sail “the wrong way” around the world in what he hopes will be a record-breaking journey aboard his 34-foot boat.

Andy Lamont left the Gold Coast today and is planning to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around the world in a westerly direction. He said his world record attempt began with a childhood idea.
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Seeds of Salvation

Image1Enter the Arctic Doomsday Vault, a final safeguard for the world’s biodiversity.
At the very edge of civilisation, on a rugged island north of Norway, sits a strange, jutting building that houses the most important collection of seeds in the world, stored away in the event of catastrophe.

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Mummified body found on yacht drifting off coast of Philippines

12771563_990620744354450_1142910531252839409_oThe mummified body of a German adventurer was found dead drifting on his abandoned yacht at the weekend off the coast of southern Philippines.
Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was discovered by two fishermen aboard his yacht in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Barobo town in Surigao del Sur.

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John Beeden becomes first person to row the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop to Australia

7052624-3x2-700x467Adventurer John Beeden has become the first person to row solo non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland.
December 27 marked day 209 at sea for Mr Beeden, who has rowed more than 7,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean.

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Latest CPR Method.

no-kissing-zone-cpr [Kiwozi:  Whoa !!! . . . .what’s this doing on my Blog. . . this is serious stuff !

Well given Kiwozi could need this any day now  ( as he falls off his Rocking Chair on the Verandah ),  I thought it might be appropriate to share it with you all. 

They never did it like this when I was a boy, but given “Ms Kiwozi” is a Nurse she came home with all the latest info.  Vinnie can explain it much better than I in the following video so here ya go . . . . . . .oh don’t forget to turn ya hearing aid on first ]



Alive after 13 months adrift, man claims

A Mexican castaway who identified himself as Jose Ivan and later told that his full name is Jose Salvador Albarengo walks with the help of a Majuro Hospital nurse in Majuro after a 22-hour boat ride from isolated Ebon Atoll on February 3, 2014.
A Mexican castaway who identified himself as Jose Ivan and later told that his full name is Jose Salvador Albarengo walks with the help of a Majuro Hospital nurse in Majuro after a 22-hour boat ride from isolated Ebon Atoll on February 3, 2014.

BEARDED, bloated and wearing nothing but his bedraggled underwear, José Salvador Alvarenga stumbled ashore on a remote island in the Pacific last week with a remarkable story to tell.

After setting off from the Mexican coast for a day’s fishing in December 2012, the 37-year-old claimed he had drifted across at least 5,500 miles of ocean to the Marshall Islands, surviving on little more than fish, birds and turtle blood.  On Monday, Mr Alvarenga arrived in the archipelago’s capital, Majuro, following a 22-hour journey from the coral atoll of Ebon, where he first washed up.

Clutching a can of coke as he was helped down the gangplank of a police boat, he appeared to be in moderately good health. Doctors suggested, however, that the castaway could be suffering from edema, a condition which causes the body to swell after exposure to excessive sunlight and salt.  More. . .   and Conclusion. . . .