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A little old now but anyway...

April Fools' Day pranks around the internet  -  2014

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‘That’s no chicken breast, KFC’

Fast food fan causes stir online after posting a photo of KFC ‘brain’

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Is this the dumbest council decision?

A LOCAL council east of Melbourne has been left red-faced after planting a tree in arguably the most bizarre place ever.

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Schoolboy takes out drone with soccer ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4emOInWh2ec

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Footage captures chilling ‘paranormal activity’ in deserted New York hotel

A VISITOR has captured chilling footage on his phone after witnessing paranormal activity during his stay in a hotel.

The guest, who is believed to be called Doug, decided to film unexplained occurrences that hit the Hampton Inn in New York during a heavy storm.

As he wanders the eerie corridors, he witnesses lights flickering on and off down deserted corridors.

 

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Elderly motorist deals with being pulled over by snorting cocaine in front of traffic cop

Not the smartest move! 

TALK about making a bad situation a whole lot worse.

A stunned police officer, who was about to let off a motorist for a minor traffic offence, ended up sending the 73-year-old man to prison following his bizarre way of dealing with the stress of the situation.

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Bizarre traditions from across the world

FOR some, New Year’s Eve is a time to pop the champagne and search for a midnight kiss.

Others surround themselves with friends or have a quiet night in with their partner, believing the way they spend New Year’s Eve is representative of how they’ll spend the year ahead.

Some just think it’s a totally overrated celebration.

No matter how you celebrate, New Year’s Eve fireworks are a rite of passage in Australia, it’s basically mandatory for the city skies to sparkle with pinks, blues and every other colour imaginable.

And while Australia has its own New Year’s Eve customs, other countries have their own traditions — and they’re weird.

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Krusty13:

Rainbow lorikeets eating meat leaves bird experts astonished

 Meat-eating rainbow lorikeet study changes what scientists knew about the birds

A study into meat-eating rainbow lorikeets has shown the phenomenon occurs Australia-wide among captive and wild birds, confounding experts.

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French female astronaut screamed warning about aliens before attempting suicide

A SHOCKING video claims France’s first female astronaut screamed “Earth must be warned!” before she attempted suicide.

Claudie Haigneré, 59, reportedly had to “be restrained” after yelling the eerie caution prior to falling into a coma from an overdose of sleeping pills.

A six-minute YouTube conspiracy film by UFOmania has resurfaced this week examining her story. It has been viewed nearly a million times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqIjPQb8U1I 

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Man punches kangaroo to save dog in the Aussie outback

A MAN has punched a kangaroo square in the schnoz and it could be the most Aussie thing you will ever see.

Footage of the event emerged online, showing a man going toe-to-toe with the iconic Australian animal.

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Man punches kangaroo to save dog in the Aussie outback

A MAN has punched a kangaroo square in the schnoz and it could be the most Aussie thing you will ever see.

Footage of the event emerged online, showing a man going toe-to-toe with the iconic Australian animal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRT7lf8byw 

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Pet parrot uses voice-controlled gadget to place order with Amazon

BUDDY the parrot showed he’s a pretty clever boy by mimicking his owner to go shopping via Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled system.

Shocked owner Corienne Pretorius could not work out how she had requested a $16 set of gift boxes until she realised her African grey had bought them.

The five-year-old pet had impersonated one of her conversations and placed the order while she was out.

Buddy activated her $250 Amazon Echo smart speaker, which connects to the internet shopping giant’s artificial intelligence hub.

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Rapper B.o.B. raising funds to check if Earth is flat

Spoiler: The Earth is not flat.

But US rapper B.o.B. is crowd-funding the launch of satellites to see if he can get some evidence to the contrary.

The rapper, whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, has been a vocal proponent of the Flat Earth theory - the claim the Earth is, in fact, a disc and not spherical.

Some proponents of the Flat Earth theory claim NASA employees guard the edge of the world to prevent people falling off.

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Snake evicted from Mackay restaurant by brave Aussie

IT DOESN’T get more Queensland than this — after this snake interrupted a man’s meal, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Brown snake bite kills man trying to protect pet dog

A man has died less than an hour after being bitten by a brown snake while trying to protect his pet dog in north-west New South Wales.

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Snake swallowing another snake spotted on farmer's property in South Australia

A South Australian farmer has stumbled across a brown snake eating another brown snake.

Shaun Taylor, from Bordertown in the state's south-east, was testing moisture levels in haybales when he almost stepped on the snakes.

"Initially I didn't know what was actually happening because all I could see was one head and two tails," he said.

 

Brown snakes often eat each other

James Nankivell, who is studying snakes at the University of Adelaide, said it was not uncommon for snakes to cannibalise one another.

"The most unusual thing about this is the fact that the snakes are pretty much the same size," he said.

"More frequently you would see a larger snake eating a smaller snake that it comes across.

"Snakes in general are quite opportunistic.

"Brown snakes are large, they're generalists, they'll try and eat anything smaller than them.

"Brown snakes have been recorded eating other snakes reasonably frequently, both the same species or other, smaller species, and have been recorded being eaten by other species."

Mr Nankivell said the snake may have found the animal too large to process and could have regurgitated it at a later stage.

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Carpet python riddled with 500 ticks slinks into pool 'to try and drown them'

A carpet python found in a Gold Coast pool with more than 500 paralysis ticks attached to its body was trying to drown them, a snake catcher says.

Tony Harrison from Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher was called out to retrieve the reptile from a property at Coolangatta on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Harrison live streamed the call out to his Facebook page, capturing the moment he first spotted the tick-riddled snake.

"Look at the ticks on him. Jesus Christ," he exclaimed.

"What happens is in Mother Nature animals can live in harmony with parasites both internal and external. If something happens to them the parasites get the better of them.

"He's got hundreds of paralysis ticks on him. That's why he's in the water, he's trying to drown them.

"I've never seen anything like this. I've done this for 26 years and this is the worst I've ever seen."

Mr Harrison said reptiles have a higher resilience to ticks.

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Carpet python riddled with ticks now has anaemia but vets hopeful of recovery

"Our hospital staff removed 511 ticks from Nike, which left him very unwell with anaemia," the post said.

"Nike also has a nasty infection which may have caused his immobility, allowing the ticks to take advantage of him.

"Nike isn't out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful he will make a full recovery and be released back into the wild in the coming months."

The snake has been left in the hands of an experienced wildlife carer.

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'Raining spiders': airborne arachnids appear over south-east Brazil

Soaring temperatures bring tales of eight-legged invaders as huge numbers of communal species spin invisible webs in the sky

Summer in south-east Brazil has brought soaring temperatures and some disconcerting eight-legged visitors.

Residents in a rural area of southern Minas Gerais state have reported skies “raining spiders”, a phenomenon which experts say is typical in the region during hot, humid weather.

Photos and videos shared on social media show hundreds of spiders hanging in the sky.

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Snake coils around teenage boy's arm as he sleeps, forcing parents to take action

Emma and Neville Jackson woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of their screaming 14-year-old son, only to discover he had been attacked by a 3-metre-long snake.

Ryan, who lives on a cattle station south of Weipa, was woken to the "aggressive" scrub python coiled around his arm, sinking its teeth into his hand.

"We've gone running to see what's going on and Ryan had his arm in the air screaming in pain with a scrub python wrapped around it," Ms Jackson said.

"It was trying to eat his hand.

"We wrestled with it but the more we kept trying, the more the head would inch its way up and it would sink its teeth in higher and higher."

The 14-year-old said his parents saved him with some creative thinking.

"They used a platypus money box … they used the platypus's beak to shove it in the snake's bottom jaw and my dad tried to push the snake's mouth forward to lift it off my hand," he said.

Ms Jackson said it took about 10 minutes to pry the "hungry" reptile from their son's arm.

"We've taught our children not to fear snakes because they're everywhere, but this one was hungry and aggressive and not keen to let go," she said.

"It was a shock," Ryan added.

Ms Jackson said it was lucky the snake did not go into the room of her four-year-old daughter Trixie-Bell.

"Ryan took one for the team in a way because I think the snake would have killed her, the aggression behind that snake, it would have taken her," she said.

  Come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed!!

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Cafe owners shocked after discovering 'pipe' was a snake in their coffee machine

In a case suitable for the 'only in Australia' file, a snake has been found making its home inside a coffee machine.

Kim Fayfie is the owner of the Bush Kitchen at Crescent Head on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.

"One hundred per cent we've been making coffee with a python in the machine," Mr Fayfie said.

"He didn't want to leave it.

"The wife went down there to clean out the machine, and then she's looked and thought, 'What's that pipe, is that the pipe?'

"She thought it might have been blocked or something, and she's looked again and thought, 'Hang on, we've got a bit of an issue here'.

"We haven't got a mice problem at the moment, so he could have been there for a while."

The snake was a non-venomous diamond python, also known as a carpet python, just over two metres long.

Mr Fayfie was able to get the snake out of the coffee machine earlier this week, and it slithered off into nearby bushland.

"We've actually had a couple of brown snakes sneaking into the toilet — we are in the middle of it all here — that's why it's so unique and beautiful," Mr Fayfie said.

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Snake catchers urge pet owners to keep cats indoors for their safety and sake of wildlife

Snake catchers have shared horror stories of pythons killing free-roaming family cats in the hope of convincing pet owners to stop their felines wandering from home.

In south-east Queensland this past week at least two moggies have been taken by snakes.

Professional reptile wranglers are imploring all owners to keep their cats indoors, or within the confines of a cat aviary.

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Disturbing vision of snake fight involving an eastern brown, python and a rat

A woman in Queensland was confronted by a hellish scene when she went out to her back shed after hearing birds make a commotion.

Jessica Mace, from Molgowie, witnessed and filmed a half-hour long display of snake fighting in her yarn as a python, which had been coiled around a rat, was attacked by a larger brown snake.

Ms Mace saw a brown snake climbing along a five-metre high beam in her shed towards a nest of rats, where she described seeing the rodents scampering for safety.

The brown snake slid along the beam after appearing to have grabbed something in its mouth.

“(The brown snake) then dropped down hanging from the beam with a small python in it’s mouth,” snake catcher Andrew Smedley, of Andrew’s Snake Removal wrote on Facebook yesterday. “The python was coiled around a rat not letting go.”

The snakes then both fell to the ground with the rat and began struggling with each other, in a fight that continued on for half an hour.

Despite the fight put up by the little python, it eventually succumbed to being bitten by the highly toxic brown and died, despite “putting up a good fight”.

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