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The Power Of The Ocean Always Fascinates Me

These three videos are mostly about the story of Russell Old who an Aussie photographer. It takes guts, strength, determination, no fear and fitness to achieve his passion. Anyway Enjoy especially if you have a love of the Ocean as I. I believe most of the videos are taken in Western Australia

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Did You Know – 09/28/2015

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1.This is some useless information but interesting: There was 21,446 buttock augmentations performed in USA in 2014. That number is 86.1 percent increase from 2013.

 So I guess there is a lot more  different shaped bums walking around the place.

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2.When sea water freezes into sea ice, it releases its salt and becomes a brinicle, also known as ‘The Icy Finger of Death’
These ice stalactites are created under sea ice when cold, saline water is introduced to an area of ocean water. At the time of its creation, a brinicle resembles a pipe of ice reaching down from the underside of a layer of sea ice.
As the sea water freezes, it pushes out impurities, including salt. This makes the water surrounding the pipe more saline, and more dense, so it starts to sink. As the dense water flows down, some of it freezes and creates the finger-like shape that’s characteristic of the brinicle.

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3. Chinese troops train to stand motionless for at least one hour. Refrain from swaying for the next hour and not collapse after the 3rd hour.They cannot blink for 40 seconds and have needles poking through their shirt collars to keep correct posture.

Ouch!

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4. In your life time your heart will beat over 2.5 billion times, In one day, The blood travels a total of 19,000 km (12,000 miles)—that’s four times the distance across the US from coast to coast. Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute.

5. Health Benefits of Dulse Seaweed

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Contains more iron that sirloin steak, more calcium than cheese or more fiber than prunes.
An 8g serving of Dulse about 1 teaspoon contains more Iron than a 100g portion of sirloin steak
Go to source to read more. It seems like pretty incredible stuff.

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Moray Eel And A Lady

Valerie Taylor  is a well know Australian diver. I have no idea how old she is but for most of my life I can remember her and the adventures she had and wished I could have been part of it. She was always this gorgeous blonde in a swim suit or diving suit. In fact she was probably the first Australian female diver that made a name for herself studying sharks and many animals of the sea. She is a great advocate of the protection of sharks and all animals of the ocean for that matter. She basically has spent most of her life under the water filming many great  documentaries on the subject. This story is fascinating.  

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Watch surfer rugby tackle a rival who kept ‘cutting in on him’ as they battled for the same ocean

This was in NZ yesterday. That guy obviously does not know the road rules of surfing. He does now

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Poem Friday – 06/06/2014 – Bottle Of Champagne For Two – Just Me And You

 

 

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I remember this day it was almost 10 years ago
I had red hair, new boobs, that’s how I know

My friend Cindy she passed away 2 days ago, in the night
Beautiful Cindy, pure delight, God Why? It is so not right

I am trying not to weep but the tears just flow
She would not want sadness, they say she is at peace, I know, I know

But my heart hurts and I cannot help that choking feeling
She wont be there when I get back to Australia, that’s what I am dealing

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Outrigger Paddling she loved and that’s how we met
Some curly-headed mates in the picture above, we all had fun you bet

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She loved the freedom the feeling of the ocean
She was talented, creative, her family, her devotion

She leaves behind Grandchildren who will not know her as we knew
But I know she has left them things to remember, as she bid adieu

Well Cindy, you have passed, and our lives move forward in great stride
Till we meet again for sure on the other side

When I get back to Australia I will buy a bottle of champagne for two
Will sit in your beautiful garden by the pool and drink it just me and you

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Poem Friday – From 100 To Zero

From 100 To Zero

Author: Lesley Voth

Well here I am ‘ Back in the USA’
Sounds like a Springsteen Song I have to say

I left Australia just last week, very warm and sunny
If my friends could see me now they would think it rather funny

I had a tan that I worked very hard to get
Only to be wrapped up in winter woollies, body not seen the sun yet

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Woke up yesterday to icicles on the trees
No sign of spring flowers that are usually covered in bees

But I am grateful as the house is nice and warm
Cold outside, at least now sunny no sign of a storm

I believe, I am told that spring is near, that’s Mother Natures plan
Summer around the corner, will be back at the pool, working hard on that tan
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As you can see from the pictures, my Son and Grandson
Loving the warmth, the ocean in Australia and having such fun

I am not really complaining as I love this country and I am with my husband, my hero
Even though I have gone from temperatures of 100 degrees to Zero

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Times When You Just Have To Trust The Pilot.

I no longer have a fear of flying, as I have now flown several thousand miles so have more confidence these days. But I do respect the fact that I am thousands of feet above earth, and totaly rely on the pilots and of course the capability of the planes. In the case of these pictures you would have no option. I don’t know if you have seen these shots but I haven’t. I thought they were pretty amazing.

Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
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Tioman Island, Off the coast of Malaysia
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Macao Intl Airport
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Kuujjuaraapik , Quebec
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A rock, off the coast of Greenwood
(Canadian Military Labrador Helicopter)

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This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helicopter rescue mission.
The pilot is a PA National Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life.

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