Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Crocodile appears in busy city of Hong Kong

Fancy getting yourself a reptile pet? Then adopt this abandoned crocodile in Hong Kong's urban jungle.

Here, this is a true story:

A live crocodile has been found dumped in a fish tank at a Hong Kong garbage site, the second time in nine years that a croc has surfaced in the densely populated urban jungle.

Media reports Monday said the 1.2-meter (four foot), five-kilogram (11 pound) croc was thought to have been dumped by a pet owner who found it too hard to handle. It appeared unharmed and was being cared for at a government animal center, according to The Standard newspaper.

Conservation officials were trying to decide where to relocate the reptile, including whether it would join its predecessor Pui Pui at a wetland park. Pui Pui, a saltwater crocodile, made headlines after it was spotted in a Hong Kong river in 2003. It eluded hunters including Australian experts for months before it was eventually captured.

Pet shop owners say some residents in the space-starved Chinese city of seven million keep reptiles like snakes or lizard as pets, it is extremely rare for someone to have a pet crocodile.

“People think it is amusing to keep a crocodile at first,” reptile pet shop owner Dio Chan told The Standard.

“But as it grows, they need to buy a larger tank and more food and other equipment and eventually they give up ownership.”


Migraine Symptoms and Stages

There are 4 general symptom stages of a migraine attack. It is good to know so that you know what to expect and it could perhaps help you to cope better:

Stage 1: Preheadache, or prodrome

Preheadache symptoms often begin hours or days before migraine headache pain. These symptoms may include the following:
  • Fatigue or other changes in behavior
  • Mood changes
  • Food cravings
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Sensitivity to light or sound

Stage 2: Migraine Aura

Aura typically begins 20 to 60 minutes before the headache phase (stage 3) and usually fades before the headache begins. Sufferers may experience visual symptoms, such as seeing:
  • Flashing lights
  • Zigzag lines
  • Blank spots before their eyes

Stage 3: Migraine Headache

This stage involves intense head pain that may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light (also called photophobia), and sensitivity to sound (also called phonophobia).
  • The pain can last anywhere from several hours to as long as several days
  • The pain may be on one or both sides of the head

Stage 4: Postheadache, or Postdrome

The period following the headache. Some sufferers may experience 1 or more of the following symptoms.
  • Tiredness
  • Head pain
  • Cognitive (mental) difficulties
  • Hungover/hangover feeling
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms

Learn more about how and what you can do to reduce the impact of the attack.

12-12-12 What? It's just another number!

I heard over the radio that people are lining up to register their marriage on 12-12-2012 which is today because it is supposed to be an auspicious  date. I even hear the DJ asking listeners call and share their special encounter today.

They say this number will only repeat itself in 100 year's time.

But what's in a number? It is just another number, for number's sake. It doesn't control your destiny. You and your Creator alone are shaping your fate.

So, stop queueing up at the National Registration Department today, and come back tomorrow. LOL