Australia’s deadliest animals, football fans loyal to the last, and ever wondered what Martians eat?Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
• Think of the deadliest animals in Australia and more than likely it’s creatures like crocodiles and sharks which spring to mind. Yet statistics from the National Coroners Information System reportedly show that, in fact, it’s horses caused the most human deaths in Australia between 2000 and 2006 (there were 40). Cows and the bovine kind come next (20 deaths) followed by dogs (12). Of what are seen as traditionally scary animals, sharks were responsible for 11 deaths, snakes eight, crocodiles four and spiders, three. Two people were killed when their cars hit emus.
• Be buried among friends. German soccer club Hamburg HSV has reportedly opened it’s own cemetery so fans can be buried in club colors on a football shaped lawn at a cemetery located near the club’s Nordbank area.
• Ever wondered what Martians eat? Data collected by the Phoenix Mars Lander apparently shows that Martian dirt is alkaline and full of the mineral nutrients plants need, meaning that were water and air to be added (and the planet not bombarded by ultraviolet radiation), plants like asparagus and green beans could possibly be grown there.