Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Savage: Japan bull tosses & kills 63-year-old man

Seen a referee tossing a coin during a football match? Nothing wrong with that.
BUT imagine a  bull tossing you 10 metres through the air. Horrifying!


TOKYO -- A bull killed a Japanese man after tossing him 10 meters (30 feet) through the air and goring him against a brick wall, police said Monday.

The 63-year-old died after the one-metric ton bull ruptured his aorta — the main artery in the body — when it jammed him against the wall on a farmyard in western Shiga prefecture on Saturday.

The man had been trying to yoke the animal so he could milk a nearby cow when it flung him through the air, before pinning him against the wall, local media reported.


Giant Squid filmed in Pacific depths - possibly 8 metres in length

Wow, this squid is enormous! At the size of 8 metres it can wallop you or me anytime. You see, we know very little about our planet.

Giant squid
Video image taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July, 2012 and released on January 7, 2013 shows a giant squid, up to eight meters long, holding a bait squid in its arms.

Giant Squid Filmed by Japan Scientists

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.

Japan's National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more than half a kilometer after teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel.

The submarine with 3 people on board, including Tsunemi Kubodera from the museum, followed the enormous mollusc to a depth of 900 meters as it swam into the ocean abyss.

NHK showed footage of the silver-colored creature, which had huge black eyes, as it swam against the current, holding a bait squid in its arms.

Giant squid
Human size compared to the giant squid.

They descend to the dark and cold depths of the northern Pacific Ocean and, at around 630 metres (2,066 feet) they spotted the squid.