Great White Sharks eating baby seals



Remember the killer whales attacking baby orca? Those guys are pussies compared to how Great White Sharks do it!


Photographer Alfred Weissenegger took the pictures immediately above and below this paragraph pictures from a boat in False Bay which is off Cape Town, South Africa. The Bay is said to be the best place in the world to witness breaching great white sharks. This is mainly due to the presence of around 64,000 cape fur seals that call the island home from April to September.

The average great white in the waters around the area measures between 12-16ft, with the biggest being a near 20-feet long giant spotted in 1997.

Weeeeee!
 Animals eating Animals now knows it as the place to go watch Great Whites pwn noob seals!

What's that Jimmy Jangles? Those pictures where shit? OK, we're turning it up to eleven! Here's the real deal - check out these pictures from the same Bay in 2007.






The photographer who took all the other pictures, Chris Fellows said:

"When children see a shark eat a seal they feel sorry for the seal, but it's like a lion catching a zebra - it's a natural phenomenon." I also think it's awesome when the crocodiles get them too...



When Camel Spiders attack!

Camel Spiders. The largest, most bad ass spiders that have ever been discovered. Known for their bite whihc can render a camel unconcious in 20 minutes and dead in 45, these spiders are often the most talked about spiders in every day conversation and indeed, the internet.



During the various US war campaigns in Iraq, 17 U.S. soldiers have died as a result of camel spiders. Thus it is true the venom of a camel spider is deadly to human beings. Camels spiders can also jump 3 feet in the air and use this skill to jump on the backs of their prey. 



The Middle East isn't the only place where solifugids spiders have a bad name. In Mexico, they're known as matevenados, which translates as "deer killers." The Mexican government offers a 500 peso reward for every live deer killer spider presented to the National Spider Laboratory. The spiders are milked for their venom which is used to treat victims of spider bites (if they survived!).



This is a fake spider!
Actually the truth is rather different. A number of urban legends have bounded across the internet that exaggerate the size and speed of Solifugae, and their potential danger to camels, humans and soldiers in Iraq. That's right, their talents and size are all myth!

The Camel Spider is more formally known as order of Arachnida, Solifuga. Also commonly known as wind scorpions or sun spiders, camel spiders may grow to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in) which is nothing like the legendary stories people are wont to tell.




Most species live in 
deserts and feed opportunistically on ground-dwelling arthropods. No records exist of a camel spider ever eating or killing a camel! 
Still, if you want to see a spider eating a bird, be my guest. 

Weekend that was: Pt The Last Few Months

So where the Hell have I been lately? Mostly over here at Halo Reach but that's not much of an excuse is it?

 Had some crazy times over recent months but the best thing that happened was being asked to join Trade Me. Well, OK, finding the long lost ring was probably the best thing.

My father died. Which was sudden and it sucked. We celebrated JAHR's well lived life well. Hence the ties.

Lots of other things have actually happened since I last wrote - I had my one year engagement to the wife, changed jobs, been to Auckland like three times, meet some some sharks, bought 3 pairs of Levis and discovered that I'm going through a Shiraz stage.

Some friends got engaged and three different sets of friends had babies. Bless. I got some flash new shoes. And an amp. I bought an amp! When I find a guitar I like, that'll go with it. I'll buy Te Wife some ear plugs.

I've seen plenty of movies but the two stand outs were Taika Waititi's  Boy which made me reflect on where I came from and the A-Team which is great popcorn fun and made me reflect on nothing. I've been reading Bryce Courtney novels. The Led Zeppelin biography is next.

I sprained my ankle at netball and I cut my hair real short. I went bowling and I found a rug that tied the room together. I've watched every season of Entourage.

In all, the time flies by in a merry menagerie of ups and downs. What's next?

You got the touch, Shockwave:

You got the touch, Shockwave:



For the non geeks, the clip is a promo short for the new transformers game, War for Cybertron. It features a great in joke for fans of the animated Transformers movie where at Shockwave's request Soundwave turns into boom box mode and plays Stan Bush's song The Touch, one of the theme song's of the movie.

The game itself looks like a whole lot of fan. It's being sold across the usual platforms. My question is why is it so cheap for the PC version?
















Wikiepdia has the guts of the game:

"In Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Decepticon campaign takes place before the Autobot campaign. In the Decepticon campaign Megatron is fighting to return Cybertron to his version of the "golden age", using means he considers necessary. In the Autobot campaign, the Autobot leader, Zeta Prime, has been killed and Optimus temporarily takes up the mantle of leadership and begins recruiting new transformers to the Autobot cause to fight Megatron and the Decepticons.

The setting is the planet Cybertron before contact is made with the planet Earth. The native sentient beings are at war with one another. A group of like minded robots have split off of the main faction to become Decepticons under their leader, Megatron. The leader of the Autobots, Zeta Prime, is killed leaving behind an inexperienced leader: Optimus, who must lead his forces to prevent Megatron from finding the legendary dark energon."

Of course, I'm still hanging out for Halo:Reach

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