Sunday, January 8, 2012

Australian woman Erin Langworthy survives 111m bungee fall into the Zambezi River | News.com.au

AN Australian tourist survived a 111m fall into a crocodile-infested river after her bungee cord snapped.

Erin Langworthy, 22, plunged into the Zambezi River, which divides Zambia and Zimbabwe, on December 31. The West Australian woman fell headfirst into the river after the jump with Safari Par Excellence.

Describing her survival as a "miracle", she told Channel 9 she blacked out as she hit the water.

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Children cover their online tracks | Perth Now

CHILDREN are viewing websites without their parents' knowledge, thanks to new "private browsing" options.

Most internet browsers, such as Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome, allow users to surf the web privately.

It means that no information is stored about the pages visited, the passwords entered or images downloaded.

Edith Cowan University school of computer and security science senior lecturer Justin Brown said private browsing could be switched on and off with ease.

In the past, children would have to delete the computer's entire internet history to hide the websites they had visited.

This was an obvious tip-off for their parents tracking their child's internet use.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Two dead after truck smashed into family home at Urunga, road closed

A BOY and a man are dead and seven people are in hospital after a truck ploughed into the home of a sleeping family.

The truck collided with a ute near the Kalang River bridge, about 27km south of Coffs Harbour, before hurtling off the road and smashing into the home on the Pacific Highway at Urunga about 5am, reported The Daily Telegraph.

The B-double - a prime mover towing two trailers - crashed into a front bedroom, killing the teenage boy who had been sleeping. The man driving the ute was also killed.

The boy's mother, father brother and two residents who live next door to the family have suffered shock are being treated in Coffs Harbour Hospital, police said.

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Daredevil walks tightrope 900m above California's Yosemite National Park

WHILE it was, technically, a walk in the park, this was about as far from a relaxing stroll as you could imagine.
Daredevil Michael Kemeter showed astonishing composure as he teetered 900m above California's Yosemite National Park on a polyester line just 25mm wide.

And not content with surviving the 24m journey between two rock escarpments just once, the 23-year-old Austrian repeated the "highlining" feat four times.

He even dispensed with a safety tether - which had been tied to his ankle - for the final death-defying walk.

Source: Adelaide Now