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Deadly Australians – Box jellyfish

August 4, 2008

Australian Deadly Box jellifish
Photo: GBR Explorer

Also known as the sea wasp or marine stinger.

Regarded as one of the most dangerous of marine animals. The Box Jellyfish floats around almost invisible in the waters of Northern Australia; along side the ‘Crocs’, between October to April.

The venom present in the tentacles; which in some cases are almost 3 meters long, is extremely toxic and my result in cardio-respiratory dysfunction with in a just a few minutes.

Website: GBR Explorer

Carl Sagan on comet & asteroid impacts, & the Canterbury Monks

August 4, 2008


Video: YouTube

Asteroids have in the past, been somewhere between ‘The Blue Screen of death’ and the ‘Reset button’ for earlier epochs such as the dinosaurs and mammals.

Now if we’d spent the money wasted on the war in Iraq on exploring space, we’d probably not have all our eggs in one basket… the question is, who’s going to supersede us if the unthinkable happens?

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