Kangaroo attacked and dragged into sea by shark at Torquay

A WITNESS couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a shark attack a kangaroo at Torquay at the weekend.

Daniel Hurst said he saw a two- or three-metre long shark leap out of the water and attack the unfortunate roo as it paddled out to sea. "The shark came right out of the water,'' he told the Geelong Advertiser.
"It flipped onto its side. I didn't see the kangaroo after that.'' Mr Hurst said he first spotted the roo when it hopped out of scrub and down to the beach where he was walking his dog at about 5pm on Saturday. He said the kangaroo entered the water and started swimming out to sea, making slow progress.

It was about 80 metre from shore, with only its head visible above the water, when the shark struck, he said. By the time Mr Hurst got back to his car, he could see a big flock of seagulls hovering above the water where the roo was attacked. "I still can't believe it,'' he said yesterday. "It's the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I've travelled all over the world.''

Ranger Mick Smith from Lara's Serendip Sanctuary confirmed that kangaroos could swim, and would do so if they felt threatened and saw the water as an escape route.

1st Anniversary Celebrations

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Last night Elena and I went out for dinner to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I surprised Elena by organising for the restaurant to bring out out a piece of cookies & cream cake with a message written on the plate in Chocolate. Below are the photos from the night.

1st Year Anniversary

Hey everyone,

We've been married for a year today! Todays our first wedding anniversary.

For those who are about to tie the knot, here's the reason you should never invite Mr Bean to your wedding.


PS. For all you Americans, if you've never seen Mr Bean then you don't know what you're missing

Does Santa Exist?

So Christmas is coming. So does that mean that jolly fat guy will be visiting your house, drinking your milk and eating your cookies? Or is Santa one of those people on an informercial selling you an overpriced magic bullet.

Here's the facts to let you decide if Santa is real or not...

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 3 00,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish & Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with. This is due to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits/second.

This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has .001 second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house.

Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles/household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles; not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding & etc.

So Santa's sleigh must be moving at 650 miles/second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles/second. A conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles/hour.

4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized Lego set (2 lb.), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 lb. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see #1) could pull10 TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with 8, or even 9 reindeer.; We need 214,200. This increases the payload - not counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. This is four times the weight of the ocean-liner Queen Elizabeth.

5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles/second creates enormous air resistance. This will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy per second each; In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporised within .00426 of a second. Meanwhile, Santa will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-LB Santa (seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 lb. of force.If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.