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Monday, 19 June 2017

All Blacks hammer Samoa

June 18, 2017
The All Blacks have hammered Samoa 78-0 in their first test of 2017.
The 12-try victory at Eden Park sent a strong message to the British and Irish Lions of what to expect in the first test next weekend.
Beauden Barrett started the scoring in the first half with a 95m team effort.
He grabbed a second try in the second half while Anton Lienert-Brown, Ardie Savea (2), Sonny Bill Williams, Israel Dagg, Julian Savea, Codie Taylor, Vaea Fifita, TJ Perenara and Sam Cane all crossed for the All Blacks.
Barrett slotted seven conversions, while replacement first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga kicked two.
The test between the sides had been organised to help the All Blacks prepare for the British and Irish Lions series.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Faceless fish discovered

An international team of scientists on a deep sea research voyage have found some rather strange creatures, including a “faceless” fish.
They’ve been using special cameras to look deep underwater off the coast of eastern Australia, around 4,000m below the surface.
At this depth, there’s huge pressure, no light and it’s extremely cold so animals there have evolved and found different ways to survive.
Chief scientist Tim O’Hara says it’s “the most unexplored environment on Earth”.
His team say that around one-third of what they’ve found are new species.
The faceless fish doesn’t have any eyes, you can’t see its nose, and its mouth is found underneath its body

Monday, 5 June 2017

Naturist and author Paul Rosolie has been eaten alive by a giant anaconda snake.
The stunt was part of a TV show run by Discovery Channel which will be shown on TV in early December.
Rosolie was wearing a special crush-proof suit to keep both himself and the snake safe.
His suit was made of carbon fiber outfit was built to withstand 90psi, the highest measured force of an anaconda constriction, and the equivalent of having a large school bus on one’s chest.
At this stage Discovery Channel won’t  reveal to what extent, if any, Rosolie was actually consumed by the snake. However, they did say the snake survived the encounter.
The stunt has drawn protests by animal rights activists, who say its a cruel stunt to pull on a snake (specifically the Giant Green Anaconda

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A teenager in the United States has been left purple-faced after being rescued from inside the head of a Barney the Dinosaur costume.
What started out as a Sunday night prank by 15-year-old Darby Risner of Alabama turned into a hilarious rescue mission for the teen and her friends.
Darby found the head at a friend’s house and wanted to scare them, so put it on and went downstairs. But then realised she couldn’t get it off again.
Then things got a little scary. She started getting a little claustrophobic.
Her friends tried getting the head off themselves using Vaseline, and though there was some movement, the fibreglass head wasn’t going anywhere.
Not wanting to “alarm the whole neighbourhood with sirens”, the group piled into a car and drove to the fire station.
The firefighters tried a bit of manpower before making a few cuts into the head which let it “slide right off”.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

100 year old twins

For identical twins Maria Pignaton Pontin and Paulina Pignaton Pandolfi, May 24 is a truly momentous occasion. The women will celebrate their 100th birthday – a century of companionship, love and sisterhood.
Both women are proud mothers and grandmothers. Paulina has six children, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, while Maria has five children, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The twins are from Brazil.
To mark their birthday the pair took part in the fun shoot in the city of Vitória, Brazil, where they’re already local celebrities.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

International Pillow Fight Day

April 8, 2014
This year people in more than 100 cities, including Hong Kong, Paris, Melbourne, New York and London, celebrated International Pillow Fight Day.
Pillows were ripped and feathers clouded the air as people enthusiastically celebrated the event.
Participants are not allowed to hit anyone without a pillow, but everyone else is fair game!

Monday, 8 May 2017

2017 duck shooting season

Thousands of hunters have turned out for the opening day of the 2017 duck hunting season.
New Zealand Fish and Game said it was shaping up to be a good season. The wet summer encouraging healthy duck breeding in the North and South islands.
So far there haven’t been any reports of accidents involving duck hunters and hunters were being reminded to put safety first this weekend.
Mountain Safety Council say that about 45 percent of reported incidents happened in the first two days of the season.
The season runs until the end of August.