All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Australia’

Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

Not content to just photograph the world’s land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well. Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s oceans. Last week, Google announced that it has new imagery from the partnership up, including from Isla Mujeres and Cancun. …

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Snake Eating Croc Actually Not Rare Occurrence

If people who don’t care for all things huge, creepy and dangerous needed yet another reason to steer clear of Australia, this would be it. Several bystanders at Lake Moondarra witnessed an enormous water python devouring a small crocodile in a shocking display of food chain action. Mother Tiffany Corlis was having breakfast near the lake on Sunday when some …

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Ten-Foot Snake Eats Crocodile Whole

Onlookers witnessed a frightening scene in Australia on Monday, as a ten-foot snake, believed to be a python, won a lengthy battle with a crocodile. The episode took place at Lake Moondarra and was captured on camera by local residents. The snake can be seen fighting with the crocodile, and then later moving him to the land and swallowing him …

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Missing Mango Mystery Revealed in Australia

Everything is bigger in Australia. On Sunday night in Bowen, a town on the eastern coast of Queensland, a mango went missing. But not just any mango. A seven ton, 33-foot tall, 26-foot wide mango. The Big Mango has been a tourist attraction in Bowen for 12 years in Bowen, which calls itself the mango capital of Australia. The “Kensington …

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Dolly Parton’s Australian Tour Starts Strong

A countless number of hits, great guitar playing and wonderful comedic banter. It’s all of those things that make country legend Dolly Parton such a great performer, and it’s also what’s causing her to be a big hit in Australia as she tours. According to reports, Parton wowed the Melbourne crowd on Tuesday, as she began her Australian Blue Smoke …

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Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka nabbed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. In an interview with CNN, the 28-year old Wawrinka seemed thrilled and maybe even a little surprised. “I never dreamed about that, never expected to be in that situation and that’s just crazy … You don’t really know what’s happening, I started to …

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Snoop Dogg’s Smoking Causes Fire Department To Come

Now it’s no surprise that rapper Snoop Dogg has a passion for smoking the green stuff. In fact, he’s built a whole career around it, so perhaps it’s not shocking to hear that he was caught lighting up in his Australian hotel room. But what might be surprising is that Snoop was puffing away so much, the hotel staff believed …

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Victoria Azarenka Wins First Round of Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka is off to a good start in her quest to defend her consecutive Australian Open singles titles (2012 and 2013.) Azarenka battled long and hard in the dangerous Melbourne heat on Tuesday to advance to the second round. The second-seeded Belarusian tennis player was up against Sweden’s Johanna Larsson. Larsson put up an admirable fight in the first …

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Cockroach in Ear: One Man’s Disgusting Story

Just like rats, cockroaches are some of the most resilient little creatures on earth, and why? Because they can survive under the most horrid conditions and can live off just about anything. Apparently, one was trying to find something to eat outside of the cupboard, because a roach was found in a man’s ear, which caused him to rush to …

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Solange Knowles Performs In Australia To End 2013

Solange Knowles ended 2013 doing what she does best – performing and doing it fashionably. BeyoncĂ©’s younger sister performed at the Falls Festival in Australia over the weekend. In true fashionable form Solange performed in a red high-neck crop top and matching culottes and sported thigh length hair. Solange, along with The Roots, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and many others performed …

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Caroline Wozniacki Says “Yes” to Rory McIlroy

While golf’s Rory McIlroy may have only been able to win one major competition last year, he started 2014 with the most important victory of his career, announcing his engagement to long-time girlfriend and tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki, via Twitter on New Year’s Day. The announcement of the couple’s engagement follows a swirl of rumors surrounding their many potential break-ups …

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Twitter Adds Australia And Brazil To Alert System

The social networking website Twitter is a simple yet effective way to get the word out about what is on your mind, a photo that you have recently taken, or the announcement of a product. With so many people currently active on Twitter, it is also a great way to send out notifications and alerts from various information-based systems and …

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