Too drunk to get married

■ An Australian groom showed up so drunk for his wedding that a minister refused to perform the ceremony and his furious fiancee broke up with him. When Jacob Brookes, 41, allegedly stumbled into the church still drunk from his bachelor party, the reverend tried to walk out—prompting a scuffle that led to Brookes’s arrest. Brookes denied being intoxicated. “I […]

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Warming oceans killing coral reefs

Coral reefs around the world are experiencing a massive die-off that could be the worst in recorded history, a new study warns. Stoked by climate change and a powerful El Nino, record-high ocean temperatures have triggered the global event, which began last year and is expected to destroy 5 percent of the world’s coral reefs by 2016. The temperature changes […]

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Up, Up, and Away!!

A helium balloon launched by a British schoolboy was discovered in Australia after making an incredible 10,545-mile journey across the world. Joshua Blackaby, 6, from Alvaston, England, released a balloon tied to a letter in December as part of a school project. Three months later, his family received a note from a girl named Millie, informing them that she’d found […]

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BURGLARS IN AUSTRALIA USE CROCODILES

BURGLARS IN AUSTRALIA USE CROCODILES

A group of four burglars stole some computers and office supplies from the Taminmin College in Humpty Doo, Australia.  They used some crocodiles in their entry to the office by throwing them through the window to gain access.  They must have known that they would be recorded during this caper because they were shirtless and had masks on their heads.  […]

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The world’s largest virus

A huge virus discovered in sediment on the Chilean coast and another in an Australian pond are not only the largest scientists have ever seen, but also among the most baffling. A single so-called pandora virus is 1,000 times the size of the influenza virus and holds 2,556 genes, compared with the flu’s 13. Only 6 percent of its genes […]

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