BORNEO, MALAYSIA – Australian veterinarian Jenna O’Grady Donley was killed after being gored by a rare Pygmy elephant during her visit to a wildlife park in Malaysia.
Jenna, 25, from Sydney was killed instantly while visiting the Tabin reserve with a friend and a guide.
“Suddenly the Pygmy elephant charged. All three ran but the elephant’s tusk pierced Jenna’s body” a spokeman from the wildlife park said.
“The bull may have become startled when Jenna and her friend tried to take pictures.
Pygmy elephants grow to be about two and a half meters tall, and a lone bull can be very aggressive” the spokesperson said.
MUMBAI, INDIA – Was the excitement of the arrival of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise in India orchestrated by PR’s? Emphatically “no” say his management.
The suggestion of fan planting is ‘ludicrous’, according to Paramount Pictures “”The only people paid were performers who danced outside the venue.”
However the First Post Bollywood, claimed that 200 people got Rs150 ($3US) and a free buffet lunch to wave and cheer at the arrival of Cruise. An unnamed ‘artiste’ from the crowd said: “Tom kaun? (Tom who?)”.
YUCATAN,MEXICO – Deforestation in Central America during the Mayan era bringing drought conditions could have been responsible for the demise of their civilisation.
Climatologist Ben Cook who is affiliated with NASA’s Goddard institute for space studies, said: “latest research shows that new and additional evidence that the Mayan deforestation of their land for agriculture led to the decline in rain fall by about 20% this helped to destroy the Mayan and Aztec nations between 800ad and 950ad.”
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Women’s breasts can be comfortably suspended by wearing a new range of luxurious underwear harnessing technology developed by NASA.
The sexy lingerie made by Amoena Mias from a special fabric devised for astronauts to moderate body temperature in outer space.