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Man Trapped on Island by a Crocodile

New Zealand Man Trapped on Island for two weeks by a crocodile

New Zealand kayaker Ryan Blair ,was trapped on a small island off the coast of Australia for more than two weeks by a huge crocodile, 9 News reported.

Man Trapped on Island by CrocodileBlair, was exploring the waters near Kalamburu and wound up on Governor Island, about 2.5 miles from the mainland. When he decided to head back, he soon found he was sharing the island with an enormous reptile who had other plans.

Whenever he attempted to leave the island, Blair says, the croc chased him and blocked his exit. In a kayak that, at about 8 feet long, is less than half the estimated length of the crocodile, Blair felt he didn’t stand a chance.

Blair , 37, was rescued Saturday, after Kalumburu resident Don MacLeod saw a light coming from the island and went to investigate, Australian public broadcaster ABC reported.

Blair noted he had been trying to use a fire to signal to passing boats for days, but to no avail.

MacLeod told the Rural Report that he’s seen the “very, very large” croc a few times. He estimates it’s about 19.5 feet long.

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Men Found in Jungle After 40 Years

Oarfish or ‘Sea Monster’ Smelly Carcass Found on Beach in Spain

Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos

A long, smelly carcass that washed up on the Spanish coast may never be conclusively identified — but experts say it sure looks like the remains of a Oarfish on a beach in Spaingiant oarfish or thresher shark.

A beachgoer stumbled upon the head of the 13-foot-long beast on Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos.

The latest in a string of “sea serpent” stories has sparked an online buzz in the past few days, thanks to the gnarly-looking pictures that surfaced in the Spanish press last week. The carcass washed up on Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos, according to the local publication Ideal, and sparked jokes about the Loch Ness monster and mutant fish.

“A lady found one part, and we helped her retrieve the rest,” Civil Protection coordinator Maria Sanchez was quoted as saying. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank, as it was in the advanced stages of decomposition.”
The  Europa Press quoted a coordinator of the group, Francisco Toledano, as saying that any identification would have to be made on the basis of the images — because the decomposing remains were buried by sand.
Toledano said the preliminary analysis suggests that the 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) carcass came from a “species of fish,” but he wasn’t more specific. Almeria24h.com said some experts speculated that the creature could be a thresher shark (also known as fox shark, Alopias vulpinus, or “peje zorro” in Spanish). Such sharks have a distinctive caudal fin that can stretch out as long as the shark’s body itself.

“It’s hard to tell,” David Shiffman, a University of Miami shark researcher who blogs about marine biology on Southern Fried Science, told NBC News in a Twitter exchange, “but the official guess that it could be a thresher shark seems plausible.”

Behind Blondie Park

Men Found in Jungle After 40 Years

A father and his son who fled their village during  the Vietnam war have been found 4o years later.

Ho Van Thanh, was last seen in 1973 running into the jungle with his  son Ho Van Lang after a bomb exploded in his home.  The blast  killed his wife and two eldest sons and left Thanh in a state of fear and shock.  Since then, he has had no contact with anyone at the village he left behind.

According to sources,  Ho Van Thanh, now 82,  and his son Ho Van Lang,  now 41, were  found alive after they were spotted by locals who were searching for firewood in the deep  Vietnamese  jungle in the Tay Tra district  in the  Quang Ngai province.  Read full story here

Luis Siret Beach

Behind Blondie Park

Florida Sinkhole Near Disney World

ORLANDO, Florida – A Florida time-share resort where a sinkhole devoured a building Sunday night said that it is open for business and next week’s guests should “come on down.”

A sinkhole in Florida Swallows Resort  AreaPaul Caldwell, the general manager of Summer Bay Resorts, which is located 6 miles from Walt Disney World, made the pitch to guests at a news conference on Tuesday.

Guests staying in the downed building were evacuated by an alert security guard who ran inside to wake occupants as the structure was twisting and collapsing around him. No one was injured.

A total of 36 people were evacuated from two buildings on the sprawling 64-acre property, which has a total of 900 units, the resort said.

The state of Florida, which is prone to sinkholes because of its porous limestone foundation, is set this fall to begin the creation of a statewide geological map showing the relative vulnerabilities to sinkholes. The map could be used by local governments making decisions on building permits.

The map project received funding two weeks ago for its first stage with a $1.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which follows a spate of sinkholes in 2012 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, according to Patrick Gillespie, spokesman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Sinkholes are a common feature of Florida’s landscape, typically becoming sites for springs, lakes and portions of rivers after they occur. They most commonly occur as a result of naturally acidic underground water flowing through and dissolving the underlying limestone. North and central Florida generally are more vulnerable than south Florida, Gillespie said.

In 2012, a long drought lowered the water table and emptied natural voids in the limestone, which then collapsed under the weight of torrential rains from Debby, Gillespie said.sinkhole

In March, a sinkhole under a Tampa-area home opened and swallowed the bedroom of 37-year-old landscaper Jeff Bush, whose body was never recovered.

In 1981, in Winter Park near Orlando, a measuring 320 feet wide and 90 feet deep swallowed a two-story house, part of a Porsche dealership and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The site is now an artificial lake.

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What cause SinkholesSinkholes can form anywhere there is soluble rock present underground. This is known as “karst terrain,” according to Randall Orndorff, Director at the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center of the United States Geological Survey. Soluble rocks that could potentially lead to sinkhole formation include limestone, gypsum and salt.

Significant rainfall is a key ingredient as to whether a sinkhole will open, because the water becomes acidic once it is underground and, without proper drainage, can pool in sinkholes. Florida is a prevalent state when it comes to sinkholes, but more than 20 percent of the country is above “karst terrain,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Other states where sinkholes are prevalent are Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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Flights Resume at Milwaukee Airport After Storms.

Stranded travelers weary from an overnight stay in a Milwaukee airport began flying out Friday afternoon, one day after powerful storms pounded southeastern Wisconsin and caused widespread flooding that grounded all flights.

Both commercial runways at Mitchell International Airport were covered with water Friday morning. Crews cleared one runway and reopened it to air traffic about 1 p.m., airport spokesman Ryan McAdams said. He said it was too early to say when the other might reopen. Read more here

Realistics Sculptures that will Blow Your Mind

Sculptures by Ron Mueck

Entertainment and Art…realistic sculptures that will blow your mind!

Human Sculptures Exhibition Opens In Melbourne Take a look at these absolutely amazing sculptures of humans in various forms and stages of life.

The works were done by Australian hyperrealist sculptor, Ronald “Ron” Mueck, who uses silicone and mixed media to create shockingly lifelike figures.

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph.

Mueck has three brand-new creations, produced especially for the Fondation Cartier, are on exhibition in Paris until September 29, 2013.

Baby Elephants First Trip to the Beach

The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, often known simply as the Fondation Cartier, is a contemporary art museum located at 261 boulevard Raspail in the 14th arrondissement of the French capital, Paris.

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Drunk Man finds his Johnson is Missing

Dog Bites off Mans Penis

A Drunk Man allegedly is attacked by dog who bites off  “Johnson, aka the main vein.”Dog bites off drunk mans penis

A 64-year-old man in the Dominican Republic is still trying to recall the far fetched tale about the night he was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery following a night of drinking.   The details of the eventful evening when his penis was bitten off by a stray dog is a little more than he can chew…at least for now.

As  Geraldo Ramos continues to put the pieces of the puzzle together…there has been no evidence of the stray dog which neighbors claim is to blame for the  missing part.

The neighbors also claim that on the night in question…Ramos was stumbling around the streets naked  in a drunken stupor when the “penis bandit dog” attacked him.

Ramos is reportedly able to recall being rushed to the hospital.  However, he has no recall of anything prior to  being taken to the hospital.

Mr.  Ramos, doesn’t believe their claims and is none-the-wiser as to how he came to be dismembered.

This latest news comes just one week after a paralyzed man was rushed to the hospital after a dog ate one of his testicles.

Twelve Kinds of Women to avoid!

1- Miss Feminist (has something to prove)
This woman postulates that all the ills of society are orchestrated by men and the best thing a man can do to improve himself is cut off his testicles and grow a pair of ovaries. She believes that women are angelic creatures who would make the world a utopia if only the male “patriarchy” would allow them to. Any woman who promotes these absurdities lives in a fantasy world and will have no problem at all treating a man in a way that she would never herself abide by. You can easily identify her by her incessant mantra, “All men think with their penises.” Avoid her at all costs.

2- Miss Take (interested in your bank account)
She’s out for your money — pure and simple. Miss Take is the ultimate in high maintenance. She expects a man to finance her entire life just because she is biologically female. To her, a man should pay for drinks, dinners, trips, flowers, and jewelry, while she feels absolutely no guilt or compulsion to reciprocate. She is nothing but a whitewashed prostitute. Miss Take thinks her vagina is plated with gold and is worth a million dollars. She is greed personified. Since she has no concept of someone else’s feelings, her only interest is in getting what she wants. And don’t be fooled — some apparently very “nice” girls are the greediest of them all.

3- Miss Romance (lives in la la land)
This type of woman lives in a fantasy world of Lifetime Channel movies and romance novels. Every night she goes home alone to spend hours flipping through her bride magazines, imagining that, at any moment, Prince Charming will ride up on his white horse, sweep her off her feet, and offer her a problem-free existence for the rest of her life. The Miss Romances of the world have been coddled by parents and family, told they are “princesses,” and have absolutely no idea that real life consists of paying bills and cleaning toilets. Miss Romance will expect to be taken care of, will be a dud in bed, and will, almost overnight, turn into a shrieking nag. Run.

4- Miss Elusive (plays hard to get)
This woman is closely allied to Miss Romance, but with a dark side. She is usually one of the “walking wounded” — someone who has been hurt in past relationships and so subconsciously avoids or sabotages new relationships in the present. Your association with her will be one of utter frustration, as first she shows great interest in you, but very quickly runs away — then repeats this cycle over and over again. Miss Elusive is the queen of mixed messages. She will flirt with you and date you, but you’ll never get past “friend” status. What you will get is a million excuses for her unavailability, all calculated to deceive herself that she just doesn’t have time for a relationship. Save yourself some heartache — don’t get involved with her.

5- Miss Angry (mad at men and the world)
Like Miss Feminists, Miss Angrys really don’t like men. They scorn the male gender and can rattle off all the wrongs and misdeeds of every man they’ve ever encountered. To Miss Angry, there’s no such thing as a nice guy — they’re all “jerks,” “creeps” and “pigs.” Many of them have lots of simmering anger at men, which can explode at any moment like an erupting volcano. Unless you’re into lots of drama and screaming, stay away.

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