Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Man bikes around the world

A British cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 29,000km in 79 days. Mark cycled for 18 hours a day after beginning his journey in Paris in July, cycling through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then cycled across Australia, through New Zealand and across North America before the final “sprint finish” thorough Portugal, Spain and France. He had two falls one of them in Russia requiring emergency dental treatment from his back up team but otherwise everything went to plan.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Surfing dogs dominate waves

Dozens of dogs have hit the waves over the weekend at the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in California. The event, which is in its ninth year, brought 40 dogs and their owners from across Southern California to catch waves and raise money for charity.
Dogs clad in everything from fun sunglasses to cool collars rode one- to 3-foot waves. Sugar the surfing dog, a native of Huntington Beach, beat more than 40 other canine competitors. Sugar is a rescue dog whose owner, Ryan Rustan, adopted her after the pup’s hard life on the streets of Oakland.

Saudi Arabia women now allowed to drive

September 27, 2017

For years Saudi Arabia women have not been able to drive cars now King Salman has changed the law allowing women to drive.
Saudi women have campaigned for years for the right to get behind the wheel.Government ministries are now going to prepare the law and women will be on the road by June 2018. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to forbid women from driving. Only men are allowed driving licences and women who drive in public are being arrested and fined. Because of the law, many families have had to employ private drivers to help transport female relatives.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The white giraffe’s of Africa

September 20th, 2017

A pair of rare white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya, to the delight local residents. The giraffes, a mother and child, suffer from a genetic condition called leucism. According to the HCP, this most recent footage is only the third known sighting of a white giraffe.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ferns beat England in netball decider

September 14, 2017
The Silver Ferns have beaten England in their netball series, 62-55 after taking the third and deciding test in Hamilton.Lead by shooters Maria Tutaia and Bailey Mes, the Silver Ferns put on a late scoring surge to snatch the game by seven goals after going goal for goal.Goal shoot Bailey Mes had a perfect 100 percent record shooting 21 from 21 while Maria Tutaia netted 41 from 52 for a 72 percent return.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New Zealand third most beautiful country

September 6, 2017

New Zealand has achieved third place in the list of most beautiful countries. In third place, New Zealand is described as being filled with rolling green hills, majestic mountains, breath-taking fjords and amazing landscape from one island to the next.
The top five are:
  1. Scotland
  2. Canada
  3. New Zealand
  4. Italy
  5. South Africa
Canada received second place for its beautiful landscapes as well as being home to “lumberjacks, beavers and maple syrup”, while the top spot went to Scotland for its history, wild beaches and deep lochs. Australia did not feature in the list.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Massive dinosaur skeleton found

August 30, 2017

It’s official: a dinosaur nearly as heavy as crane has been discovered.  The dinosaur weighed more than 65,000kg. It was 370 metres long. That makes the animal not just the biggest known dinosaur but also the biggest known land animal ever. Only a few whale species are larger and heavier and this dinosaur’s bones show it was still growing. Scientists have called the gigantic dinosaur Patagotitan mayorum, in honor of the Argentine region of Patagonia and the Mayo family, owners of the Patagonian farm where a worker stumbled on the fossil.