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Make toads eat themselves, say scientists.

In australia, cane toad, natural world, outback, sex, Snakes, sydney, Uncategorized, wild animals, World News on June 4, 2007 at 11:01 pm

The key to control the plague like population explosion of cane toads in tropical northern Australia is to encourage toads to turn to cannibalism, resarch shows.

A discovered was made recently which showed that cane toads have a healthy appetite for their own young, consuming up to 12 other cane toads in a lifetime. Adult cane toads wave one of the three toes on their hind legs, luring in the young who are fooled into thinking it is an insect. The unsuspecting youngster is then eaten.

“We will modify ponds to encourage cane toads to breed in the same place then the toads can control themselves,” Professor Rick Shine’s of the University of Sydney said.

Adults will eat the young, dramatically reducing the number of offspring and, in turn, the number of cane toads mature enough to breed, he said.

“The aim is to concentrate cane toads to provide a much better situation for Australian fauna.

Since their introduction to Australia in 1932, the toads have been a destructive force, poisoning and killing native wildlife and have enough poison to kill a small dog.

A female cane toad can produce up to 35,000 offspring in one clutch meaning that the number of cane toads has reached astronomical levels.

“You’re one ugly mother f#cker..”

Hot dog! Cracking the old Chestnut.

In 2007, American News, arizona, Art, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, hot dog contest, Japan, joey chestnut, mens health, Society, sport, stunt, United States, USA, World News, world record on June 4, 2007 at 9:28 pm

 

A California man has smashed the world record for hot-dog eating, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes. Joey Chestnut surpassed the record of 53 3/4 hot dogs — held for six years by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan.

The 22-year-old set the record Saturday in Arizona in a regional qualifier for Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, N.Y. Chestnut will now be able to face off against Kobayashi at the July 4 championship.”These guys’ numbers have just been going up at a tremendous clip,” said contest spokesman Ryan Nerz.

 “I always thought there was a limit — a limit to the human stomach and a limit to human willpower.

Chestnut admits he will have to strain his body to win at the New York title event. “I’m going to keep pushing my body and maybe I can beat him (Kobayashi),” Chestnut said

 

Chestnut ready to blow in a previous hot dog eating comp…”Bbbluu..”

Judging by the way Kobayashi slams down those dogs, the strain is going to have to be severe.

Monster dragon attacks, kills boy.

In 2007, amazing story, asia, crazy, Crazy news, dragon, Godzilla, indonesia, Life, Odd News, People, Places, wild animals on June 4, 2007 at 6:12 pm

 A vicious attack has left an 8 year old Indonesian boy dead over the weekend in an attack rare in its kind .

 “The Komodo attacked him, bit him and tossed him around, and only released him after villagers came and threw stones at it,” Manggarai barat district police chief Buce Hello said.

The boy, named Mansur, was having a toilet stop in a bush area on Saturday when he was attacked .

The island, one of the largest in the Komodo national park, has no medical clinic and the boy, a local villager, died shortly after the attack, he said.

The park and the western and northern coastlines of neighbouring Flores island are the natural habitats of the giant Komodo dragon, which is the world’s largest monitor lizard.

The lizard can grow up to 3m long and weigh up to 140kg.

There are an estimated 3000 Komodo dragons in the park and surrounding areas.

   Komodo island

Knoxville gets sued for genitals in a mousetrap prank.

In 21st century, adult, amazing story, American News, Art, civilisation, Crazy news, entertainment, film, jackass, jail, Justice, Kimmel, Knoxville, late night, Life, Odd News, perry carvello, Places, Society, stunt, United States, USA, World News on June 4, 2007 at 5:03 pm

 

Actor Perry Caravello is suing Jackass star Johnny Knoxville, TV host Jimmy Kimmel and radio personality Adam Corolla for US$10 million. Caravello alledges he was promised money and promotion of a movie if he carried out a stunt that involved putting his genitals in a mousetrap.

The stunt was intended as a promotion for the DVD release of Windy City Heat, in which Carolla, Caravello and Kimmel all appeared.

But the stunt went wrong and Caravello “was severely injured when the trap literally went on his manhood”, according to papers filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

“Cameras both hidden and exposed capture the fun and pain when Caravello is inexplicably cast as the star of a supposed film called Windy City Heat, in which he portrays a character named Stone Fury, a hard-boiled Chicago ‘sports private eye.’

“It’s all just a complete goof, of course. But the real Caravello doesn’t know that,” said the paper in its October 2003 review of the telemovie.

Caravello is claiming US$10 million over the stunt, plus an extra US$500,000 for humiliation after the stunt-gone-wrong was distributed on the internet.

                                               You’ve gotta ask, is this for real, or just a really tame stunt to boost DVD sales of the movie Windy City Heat? (which was a flop)