August 26, 2013 |
Police in Australia say they have recovered the body of a man who attempted to swim across a crocodile-infested river in the Northern Territory. Sean Cole, 26, from Darwin, was attending a birthday party Saturday night at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat when he and a friend decided to go for a swim, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported . Horrified partygoers described seeing a crocodile drag Cole under the water, then swim upstream with his body in its jaws, Northern Territory police told the broadcaster.
April 27, 2013
Who : Johnny Rivers, Savoy Brown, Kenny Neal, Dona Oxford, Preston Smith & the Crocodiles, Michael John & the Bottom Line When : 11 a.m., Saturday Where : Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark Cost : $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, children 12 and under free with adult; benefits American Diabetes Assn. and local charities Info : (805) 501-7122 or http://www.venturacountyblues.com
April 16, 2013 |
On more than one occasion, it was hard to decipher whether the Lacoste Live Coachella Music and Arts Festival party last weekend was in the middle of the desert or the Hamptons. During the two-day fete, people in bathing suits frolicked in the sun on a large lawn leading up to the private residence where the party was held. Red cardboard cutouts of the signature Lacoste crocodile peppered the walkways. Joe and Nick Jonas, Alessandra Ambrosia, Katy Perry and Chris Pine were just a few of the celebrities who made the short walk from the nearby Empire Polo Field to support the Lacoste brand and party in the sun. Alexa Chung, DJ Mom Jeans (Danny Masterson)
HOME & GARDEN
February 16, 2013 |
Crying my eyes out the morning after, I replayed over and over the events of the previous evening when Mr. Latest Flame had calmly stated that his fondness for me had flickered out. Clearly, finding love was not in the cards for me. It was the mid-'80s, and at 31, I suddenly felt old and washed up, laden by baggage heavy with broken engagements and other failed relationships and even a brief marriage. This was the last straw. Whatever hope I still entertained for finding a soul mate was extinguished, and I just felt like locking myself in the divorce-settlement Toyota with the windows rolled up and the world shut out. Like a passenger in a sinking boat, watching her life flash before her eyes, I reviewed the minutiae of every event, every conversation, every development in what I thought had been a promising new relationship over the previous couple of months.
January 20, 2013 |
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia - It was a terrible thing to admit to myself, but my teenage daughters are a bit spoiled. My own youth involved riding public transportation, taking bug-infested hikes, sailing competitively in thunderstorms and sleeping on the ground. My children, I realized, would be adrift if asked to do any of these things. Summer was approaching, and I knew I had to do something. "We are," I informed them, "going to remotest Australia, and there we shall sleep on the ground and in tents.
November 8, 2012 |
Crocodile and alligator jaws are covered with an array of tiny sensors that make them more sensitive than a human fingertip, according to a paper published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The surprising discovery explains the purpose of the sensors, which was previously unknown. The tiny bumps, which can be found on the jaws and inside the mouths of alligators and crocodiles -- as well as all over the bodies of crocs -- conceal a vast network of nerve fibers that extend from the skin to the brain via a small hole in the skull.