Grouper Eats 4ft Shark in one bite
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Fire crews perform mouth-to-mouth to revive koala hit by car in Melbourne
Emergency crews received a call on Thursday night about the injured marsupial on Cranbourne-Frankston Road at Langwarrin in Melbourne's south-east.
When rescue workers tried to pluck the koala from the tree, it plummeted about 10 metres to the ground.
Armed with a blanket, quick-thinking firefighters caught the koala, nicknamed Sir Chompsalot by the Country Fire Authority, before he hit the ground.
Hipster-hater made 400+ fake 911 calls to get rid of cool kids
A Brooklyn curmudgeon, so irritated by the noisy hipsters on his trendy Williamsburg block that he called cops more than 400 times, will need earplugs where he’s likely headed next — prison.
Louis Segna, 53, was convicted Wednesday of faking emergency calls of a subway explosion in the Bedford Avenue station and violence at nearby bars. He could face seven years in prison.
“Nine-one-one, what’s your emergency?” a dispatcher asked during one false call from the 6-foot, 300-pound Segna at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 31, 2012.
“Uh, yeah, in Brooklyn there’s a bar called Spike Hill. I went in there and they got the music blasting, and I went in there to try to talk to them, and some guy pushed me out and pulled a knife on me,” Segna stuttered.
Student suspended for saying "Bless You" in class.
DYER COUNTY, Tenn. (CNN) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a Constitutional right,” said Turner.
Turner said when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She said she finished the class period in in-school suspension.
Students snapped a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules.
It sparked discussion with Turner’s youth pastor Becky Winegardner last week at church.
“There were several students who were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regard to their faith,” Winegardner said.
Turner’s parents said the school leaders claim the outburst was a classroom distraction and that she shouted “bless you” across the room.
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in PA park
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A stolen life-sized statue of United States President Barack Obama was has been returned to its Northern Pennsylvania owner after being discovered on a nearby picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea and a cigarette butt hanging from its mouth.
The statue was a staple of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., neighborhood it was stolen from, where owner Tiffany Bruce prominently displayed it on her porch and decorated it for holidays.
"I peeked my head out the door and Obama's gone and I kind of went into a panic," described a distressed Bruce when the statue was taken on Tuesday. She was not being hyperbolic, as Bruce was literally suffering from a panic attack.
"I couldn't breathe, and I had to go to the hospital."
In addition to being a prized possession, the statue was also a bit of an investment.
Niki Ninaj "Anaconda" Dancer Bity By A Snake During VMAs Rehearsal
Update: MTV reports that the snake was a boa constrictor named Rocky "who has been in the entertainment business for 15 years." Another snake will be used during the actual VMA performance.
One of Nicki Minaj's backup dancers was bit by a 6-foot snake during a rehearsal for her upcoming VMA performance of "Anaconda", according to a report from TMZ. Reportedly the reptile was an anaconda, which is a non-venomous snake that is nevertheless capable of transmitting bacteria that can lead to serious infections.
The dancer was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the snake was removed from stage in a container. It is unclear whether Sunday's show will still include the snake in the live performance.
Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Austailian fisherman
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (RNN) – A rare albino crocodile lurking in Australia's Adelaide River attacked and killed a fisherman in front of his wife on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened on a fishing trip for the couple at the Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. The couple were in a boat on the water's edge, near other tourist's boats.
The albino saltwater crocodile, known to locals as "Michael Jackson," reportedly ripped the 57-year-old fisherman out of his boat when he attempted to free his tangled fishing line in the water. On Monday night, recovery crews found the man's body and the 14-foot crocodile, killing him.
Meet the man who stopped the 11-hour Starbucks pay-it-forward
A Florida man put an end to a “pay it forward” streak at a local Starbucks because he said he thinks people were participating out of “guilt,” not “generosity.”
Peter Schorsch, a blogger, drove to the Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Thursday after hearing about the "pay-it-forward' phenomenon there that ended with customer No. 458.
After he ordered two Venti Mocha Frappuccinos, the barista told him his first drink had been paid for by the previous customer and asked if he would like to pay for the next customer.
Russian Mass Brawl Over Watermelons Ends in Gunshots
The usually festive summer watermelon season has taken on a violent turn in Russia's Far East after heavy fighting between market vendors and customers over unripe watermelons resulted in the firing of gunshots.
Peeing in the ocean: Is it OK?
American Chemical Society says yes, but not everyone likes the message
When you're enjoying the water on a hot summer day and realize you have to go, do you need to swim all the way back to the bathroom? Or can you just pee in the ocean?
Go ahead and pee, says a new video from the American Chemical Society, an association of professional chemists and chemical engineers. The video points out that urine is almost entirely made of water, sodium and chloride, which are already found in large quantities in the ocean. Pee does contain a tiny bit of the waste product urea, but the amount is minuscule compared to the 350 quintillion litres of water in the Atlantic Ocean alone.
Wives suffer 'Retired Husband Syndrome'
Marco Bertoni and Giorgio Brunello, from the University of Padova, found that women can suffer “stress, higher depression or inability to sleep” once their husbands retire.
The duo’s research focused on Japan, but they said the syndrome affects women “around the world”.
Bertoni and Brunello noted that couples often drift apart during their marriages, spending little time together before retirement creeps up and throws them back together.