Monday, 30 January 2012

Shark attack provides incredible photos

An unfortunate diver was at the mercy of a tiger shark as he managed to get an extraordinary close up.

Russell Easton was snapping the shark in the Bahamas when it took a snap at him. “I was looking through the viewfinder of the camera when I suddenly saw this huge mouth and teeth,” said the 42-year-old conservationist.

“Sharks bite because that is how they find out what something is.

Inches from "Jaws"
“It had its mouth wide open and was about to bite me, but bit the camera ­instead. That gave me a few vital seconds to swim away.”

Despite his lucky escape Russell, from ­Newcastle upon Tyne, is aiming to return to Cat Island to photograph more sharks.

Man claims a GHOST assaulted his wife

Weird news and slightly bizarre news now, as  man has shocked police by claiming that a GHOST assaulted his wife. Michael West aged 41, made the claim after police were called to his house early on January 15th. 

The 'ghost' had apparently punched and strangled his wife, although at the scene his wife Rebecca stated that it was her husband who tried to strangle her twice and punched her in the face when she attempted to ring 911.

When pressed specifically about the injuries to his wife's neck Mr.West answered: "A ghost did it."

An intoxicated West was reportedly arrested and charged with domestic abuse, strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Obviously the paranormal activities did not wash with police, experts have said that the only was Mr.West's defence may have a chance is if the house has been previously documented for having paranormal occurrences.

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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Secrets to a happy marriage!

Two holidays a year, meaningful conversation twice a week and cuddles 11 times in a fortnight are among the secrets to a happy marriage include, a study has revealed.

Research among 2,000 happily married couples has identified the main ingredients for a successful union.
It shows that couples benefit from taking a short break away together twice a year and eating out in restaurants at least three times a month.
And it pays to be affectionate, as wedded folk tend to share a lingering kiss six times a week, have sex twice a week and say "I love you" up to nine times a fortnight.
But it doesn't need to be sweetness and light the whole time - as the average happy couple has at least one healthy argument a week.
Catherine Crone, spokeswoman for walking holiday specialist, said: "The research indicates that marriage is all about give and take, and making time for one another.

"It is clear that while couples expect a great deal of love and affection from each other, they also understand that a real partnership includes having both deep and meaningful conversations as well as healthy arguments, to ensure they resolve anything which is bothering them.
"Taking time out from the daily routine is also fundamental to long term happiness while regular holidays or short breaks, coupled with nights out for dinner or trips to the pub all contribute to a healthy relationship."

For those people who go on two holidays a year, 58 per cent say they like to go because on each occasion they are reminded why they love each other so much.
And 55 per cent claim they are more likely to make time for each other on holiday than at any other time of the year.
The survey also indicates that while couples like to have drinks at the pub together three times a month, there will also be a couple of girls and boys nights as well, where people can enjoy a night out with friends instead of their other half.
Happily married couples tend to make time for at least five movie nights at home, in contrast to their usual evenings spent fighting over the remote control or disagreeing about what to watch.
And most men and women will make little romantic gestures - such as cooking a nice meal, or taking their spouse a cup of tea in bed - three times a month.
The Headwater Holidays spokeswoman added: "Sometimes stepping back from the daily routine can do couples the world of good.
"Holidays are a great chance for couples to be reminded how to have fun together and spending time together away from the usual distractions of home can reignite the spark that made them fall in love in the first place.

"Knowing these results, perhaps now more than ever it's important for couples to change their perception and see these shared moments as a fun way to invest in their relationship and weather-proof their marriage."
Interestingly, falling in love with a partner on first sight is NOT indicative that a relationship is meant to be, as only 42 per cent of happy couples say this was the case.
Friendship was important as 47 per cent of those people polled say they were friends with a partner before they became an item, and then eventually married.
Other contributors to a successful marriage include making quality time for each other (50 per cent), supporting each other (49 per cent) and being kind (39 per cent).
A fifth of couples make a point of never going to bed on an argument, and 21 per cent say the key to a happy marriage is to try to turn a blind eye to irritating habits.
Knowing when to say sorry is a big step in the right direction for 33 per cent of people, while 35 per cent claim to be happy because they share the household chores out equally.
Compromising on the television schedule, being honest, retaining a degree of secrecy and accepting each other's faults all play a part in a happy marriage

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Toddler chews head off snake

Thirteen-month-old Imad Aleeyan, who has six teeth, was found chewing on the head of the 12 inch snake by his mother, who alerted the neighbourhood with her screams.
"I was making his milk and I looked over and saw he had a snake in his mouth," said his mother, Ghadir Aleeyan who lives in the Arab Israeli town of Shefa'Amr, 9 miles east of the port city of Haifa.
"I started to scream. I couldn't believe my eyes," she told AFP. "I nearly died of fright."
Her screams brought the rest of the family – and the neighbourhood – running.
"We rushed in and found the baby with a snake in his mouth, chewing it. It was really scary, just horrible," the boy's aunt, Yasmin Shahin, said.

A neighbour who had rushed to see what was going on yanked the half-dead reptile out of the boys mouth and killed it, she said.
"When he pulled it out, Imad started crying," she said, describing the snake's head as "very badly chewed" when it emerged from the boys mouth.
They immediately checked the child for any bite marks but found none, with doctors at Rambam hospital in Haifa confirming he was unharmed.
"Doctors at the hospital told us the snake was really poisonous but that we were very lucky because they release less venom in the winter," she said.
Dr Boaz Shacham, an expert on amphibians and reptiles, told AFP that from looking at images of the smashed-up serpent online, it appeared to be a coin-marked snake (hemorrhois nummifer), a non-venomous species which resembles a viper.
Such snakes grow up to three feet in length, he said suggesting it was a "very young" specimen.
"It probably didn't bite the child because of the cold," said Dr Shacham who is the head of the herpetology collection at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
"They are not really active in winter."
Source: AFP

Friday, 27 January 2012

It's a life of crime for Spiderman

CCTV cameras in Liverpool have captured a 'Spiderman style break in' at a supermarket. By cutting a hole in the roof and abseiling down a rope into the store the daring thief managed to take £10,000 worth of cigarettes and alcohol.

The thief can be seen lowering himself into the store after dropping what appears to be multiple sports holdalls into the building, taking his time he casually fills up the bags before climbing back up the through the hole in the roof to escape from the Supersaver store in Litherland, near Liverpool.

Not content with only one trip to the store, he returned several times before making his escape out of the same route as he made his entrance.

Amazing Ball Boy Catch

When Dylan Colaci was handed the chance of an official role at the Australian Open he wasn't expecting to be centre stage for his cricket skills during the biggest tennis match of the year so far.
But the 14 year-old's eagle eyed catch during the semi-final showdown between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer momentarily overshadowed the star attractions on the Rod Laver Arena.
His speedy reaction to snaffle a stray ball with an outstretched hand drew rapturous applause from the crowd. It even prompted the commentator to compare him to Australia's prolific slip fielder Ricky Ponting.
Now the video footage of his superior skills have caught the eye of online admirers with nearly 800,000 views on YouTube.
Speaking after the match, the teenager said he reacted instinctively when Federer casually disposed of a ball after a fault on his first serve.
''I didn't have much time to think about it. I just stuck my hand out and the ball just stayed there. I couldn't believe it myself but then I just had to get straight on with the match.
''As soon as I got off court everybody was talking about it. My parents texted me and it was on Facebook.''
But Aussie cricket fans who think they might have spotted the next Ponting could be left disappointed after Dylan confessed that while he had previously played club cricket he'd recently turned his attention to football.

Graffiti Love

A jilted boyfriend has covered the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare with graffiti messages in a bid to win back his girlfriend.

The vandal sprayed at least 16 notes for a Danielle on houses, shops and walls.
Using green paint he declared in one message: “We were the best.” Another says: “Remember the good times we loved and missed.” The graffiti appeared overnight in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. The only clue to the pair’s identity are the initials SF and DP. David Gould, 36, whose office was targeted, said: “It’s a bit of a mess. Maybe if he does get his girlfriend back he can go and clean it all up.”