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Man sits on $5 billion riches, but he’s not interested in it.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, ancient, animals, australia, capitalism, civilisation, Crazy news, Dream Time, dreams, natural world, Odd News, People, Places, sydney, World News on July 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm

 

Jeffrey Lee is one Australian not interested in becoming the world’s next billionare.

As the last living member of an Indigenous Australian clan, he is the custodian to a sacred piece of land near the world famous Kakadu National Park, called Koongarra. A swath of land in Australia’s Northern Territory that French nuclear energy giant Areva would love to mine for pricey uranium.

At a potential Australian $5 billion (US$4.5B) plus windfall, Jeffrey isn’t interested in the temptation of riches; he’s much more interested in preserving this amazing part of the world for the future.

But he may be running of time. He has no partner and doesn’t have any children.

Although the Australian Government has promised the land won’t be mined unless the traditional land owners give the green light, if Lee doesn’t have any children before he dies and the land doesn’t become world heritage listed, then his wishes may be denied.

“I’m not interested in money. I’ve got a job; I can buy tucker; I can go fishing and hunting. That’s all that matters to me.”

Sydney Morning Herald has more on the last of the Djok clan.

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Wow! Mexican mother gives birth to 5, each 1 minute apart!

In 2007, amazing story, health, Life, mexico, Odd News, People, World News on July 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

 

 Quintuplets baby! That’s five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

A 32-year-old Mexican woman has given birth to quintuplets in an extremely rare occurrence of the multiple births without fertility treatment.

The three boys and two girls, each born about one minute apart, were in “stable” condition and doing well, the Mexico City public hospital said yesterday.

The mother had two earlier miscarriages and one prior Caesarean section, medical officials said.

Medical experts estimate the chance of having “natural” identical quintuplets, without fertility treatment, is about one in 55 million.

You’ve got a better chance of winning the lottery!

source- news.com.au

Video: Most violent day yet in Pamplona Running of the Bulls, tourists hospitalised.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, EU, europe, health, Human survival, Life, mens health, Odd News, Running of the bulls, Society, Spain, United States, USA, World News on July 13, 2007 at 12:43 am

 A number of people from around the world have been seriously injured in Day 6 of the annual running of the bulls festival.

Report from San Jose Mercury News:

The pack of six 1,300-pound bulls and six steers—meant to keep the bulls running in a single pack—disintegrated shortly after the animals set off on the dash through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in the sixth of eight planned runs.

One stray bull turned around and ran the wrong way. Herders with long sticks smacked it in the rump to get the animal pointed in the right direction.

The loose bull charged and tossed several runners—some of them clad in the traditional red-and-white garb of San Fermin—on its way to the bullring.

Several runners were trampled and seven runners were injured by bulls’ horns. One 48-year-old man from Pamplona was gored in the chest and was reported to be in very serious condition. A 23-year-old Mexican was gored in the stomach and was also reported as very serious.

The other runners who were gored were from Poland, Norway, Spain and the United States, with ages ranging from 23 to 50, officials said. They were all reported to be in serious condition.

Crazy Video of day 6:

See related Crazy News blog on local women wanting “running of the cows” and the “running of the nudes” pre-festival protest by PETA.