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20,000 bees—whole lot of buzzing going on

A beekeeper had to be called after a swarm of 20,000 bees attached themselves to an Australian woman’s washing.They made a bee line for some colourful pants and socks hanging on a washing line in Victoria, Australia.Beekeeper Brian Gardiner, who was called to clear the insects, said the woman had been terrified when she saw the bees attached to one of her socks.

More via 20,000 bees – Orange UK.

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April 29, 2010 Posted by | animals, Wow! | , | Comments Off on 20,000 bees—whole lot of buzzing going on

Locust Pizza. Yum. Those Australians really know how to live.

[An Australian] cafe  has capitalised on northern Victoria’s biggest locust swarms in 30 years by slapping them on top of a pizza.The eatery in Mildura was offering a locust pizza to patrons as locust clouds descend upon the area.

More via  News.com.au.

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Food | , , | Comments Off on Locust Pizza. Yum. Those Australians really know how to live.

Question: How do you arrest a crocodile? Answer: Very carefully.

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Police in Australia ‘arrested’ a crocodile and locked it up in a cell after it was discovered loitering in a town. Locals called out the police after the 7ft saltwater crocodile turned up at Arrkuluk Camp in the Northern Territory.

Officers said they found it loitering near a fence “trying to look innocent”, reports the Northern Territory News.

Sergeant Adam Russell said: “I wanted to jump on it Steve Irwin style but the rangers wouldn’t let me.” Instead, the crocodile was bound and bundled into the back of a pickup truck, and taken to the police cells.

More via Ananova – Police arrest crocodile.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | animals, cops | , | Comments Off on Question: How do you arrest a crocodile? Answer: Very carefully.

And you thought picnic ants were a bug problem…

Australia is known around the world for its large and deadly creepy crawlies, but even locals have been shocked by the size of the giant venomous spiders that have invaded an Outback town in Queensland.

Scores of eastern tarantulas, which are known as “bird-eating spiders” and can grow larger than the palm of a man’s hand, have begun crawling out from gardens and venturing into public spaces in Bowen, a coastal town about 700 miles northwest of Brisbane.

via Giant spiders – Times Online.

There’s more at the link, complete with pictures.

May 6, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on And you thought picnic ants were a bug problem…

Tall tale

An Australian politician had her legs broken and stretched to become 3in taller in a bid to be taken seriously. After nine months of excruciating pain, Hajnal Ban, 31, a councillor with Logan city council in Queensland, became a ‘normal’ 5ft 4in.

“A lot of young females have insecurities about their weight or their nose; mine was my height,” she told Brisbane’s Courier Mail.

More at  Ananova – Politician

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May 1, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Tall tale

Wonder what he’ll do for his next trick?

Streaker knocked himself out

A streaker fell over and knocked himself unconscious during a football match in Australia.

The streaker jumped over the fence and on to the pitch in front of jeering fans during a match between United and Hummocks Watchman Eagles at Virginia Oval, north of Adelaide.

Witnesses told AdelaideNow that he did a “funny jump” on the pitch, landed heavily on his head and knocked himself out cold.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Wonder what he’ll do for his next trick?