Australia


If you have children you may well have seen the 2009 hit movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. So far as I remember, Flint (the geek hero) never makes fish fall from the sky, but now it has really happened in Australia, as reported in the Daily Mail:

Residents of a small outback Australian town have been left speechless after fish began falling from the sky. Hundreds of spangled perch bombarded the 650 residents of Lajamanu, shocking local Christine Balmer, who was walking home when the strange ‘weather’ started.

She said: ‘These fish fell in their hundreds and hundreds all over the place. The locals were running around everywhere picking them up. ‘The fish were all alive when they hit the ground so they would have been alive when they were up there flying around the sky…



One imagines that Hollywood studios will be bidding furiously for this raunchy tale, as described by Reuters: Violence, drunkenness and all manner of debauchery featured on a six-month voyage on a migrant…


DEBORAH GOUGH writes in the Age: SCORES of starving and pain-ridden kangaroos have been culled after developing tooth and bone deformities from breathing and ingesting fluoride emissions. Many more are believed to…



ASHER MOSES writes in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Groups opposing the government’s internet censorship plans have condemned attacks on government websites, saying it will do little to help their cause, while Communications Minister Stephen Conroy called them “totally irresponsible”.

Hackers connected with the group Anonymous, known for its war against Scientology, this morning launched a broad attack on government websites.



From ZDNET Australia: Google has agreed to remove from its search index links to a satirical website that allegedly promotes racist views of indigenous Australians. Aboriginal man Steve Hodder-Watt recently discovered the…



Bonnie Malkin in Sydney reports for the Telegraph: A giant iceberg double the size of Sydney Harbour is on a slow but steady collision course with Australia, scientists have said. The mammoth…