Jump to content



Photo
jellyfish

  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 +techbeck

techbeck

    It's not that I am lazy, it's that I just don't care

  • 18,984 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 05

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:04

kessingas.0.0_standard_640.0.jpg

 

Scientists have discovered a new venomous creature in the waters off Western Australia's coast, according to The Guardian. Named after the scientist who captured the first-known specimen, the arm-long Keesingia gigas is an enormous member of the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish family. The tiny box jellyfish normally measure about a cubic centimetre (less than 0.1 cubic inch), and are infamous for being able to cause the eponymous Irukandji syndrome, which if untreated can lead to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.

 

More...

http://www.theverge....ustralian-coast




#2 FloatingFatMan

FloatingFatMan

    Resident Fat Dude

  • 16,017 posts
  • Joined: 23-August 04
  • Location: UK

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:13

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p



#3 OP +techbeck

techbeck

    It's not that I am lazy, it's that I just don't care

  • 18,984 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 05

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:15

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p

 

You sure?  ;)

Attached Images

  • 357-scantily-clad-australian-women-just-set-a-new-world-record.jpg


#4 FloatingFatMan

FloatingFatMan

    Resident Fat Dude

  • 16,017 posts
  • Joined: 23-August 04
  • Location: UK

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:19

Yeah, but what you're not seeing, just behind the camera man, is a killer mouse, or rapid kangaroo, or a teeny spider that can kill you from 5 miles away or snakes that scare even the killer spiders...

 

And that's just the friendly wildlife!



#5 OP +techbeck

techbeck

    It's not that I am lazy, it's that I just don't care

  • 18,984 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 05

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:20

Yeah, but what you're not seeing, just behind the camera man, is a killer mouse, or rapid kangaroo, or a teeny spider that can kill you from 5 miles away or snakes that scare even the killer spiders...

 

And that's just the friendly wildlife!

 

Who cares....I would die happy with a smile on my face!



#6 FloatingFatMan

FloatingFatMan

    Resident Fat Dude

  • 16,017 posts
  • Joined: 23-August 04
  • Location: UK

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:21

Who cares....I would die happy with a smile on my face!

 

Yeah, but my wife would eviscerate me... slowly... with a killer jellyfish. :p



#7 OP +techbeck

techbeck

    It's not that I am lazy, it's that I just don't care

  • 18,984 posts
  • Joined: 20-January 05

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:23

Yeah, but my wife would eviscerate me... slowly... with a killer jellyfish. :p

 

Yea, well...take all the fun out of it why dont ya  :p



#8 Crisp

Crisp

    To infinity and beyond

  • 5,504 posts
  • Joined: 06-May 10
  • Location: 127.0.0.1

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:24

Still no match for teh honey badger.



#9 Osiris

Osiris

    Neowinian God!

  • 11,436 posts
  • Joined: 31-October 01
  • Location: Australia
  • OS: WIndows 8.2
  • Phone: Nokia 930

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:25

Transparent, what sort of flavour is that.  Venomous jelly my arse.



#10 Anibal P

Anibal P

    Neowinian

  • 4,307 posts
  • Joined: 11-June 02
  • Location: Waterbury CT
  • OS: Win 8.1
  • Phone: Android

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:33

Man I'm feeling disappointed now, went to Australia in the 90's, and the most "dangerous" thing was seeing a kangaroo up fairly close, nothing else tried to kill us, the most dangerous thing to happen was trying to avoid the stoves and fridges littered across the drop zone we used 



#11 +InsaneNutter

InsaneNutter

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,750 posts
  • Joined: 15-March 03
  • Location: Yorkshire, England
  • OS: Windows 8.1 & OSX 10.9
  • Phone: OnePlus One

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:39

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I am NEVER going to Australia! :p

 
I have always got the impression Australia is the modern day Jurassic Park! (Compared to England anyway)



#12 Original Poster

Original Poster

    Systems Developer

  • 3,010 posts
  • Joined: 15-July 08
  • Location: my room
  • OS: windows 7/8, Kali, ubuntu, OSx 10.9
  • Phone: Android

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:40

You sure?  ;)

im on my way


 
I have always got the impression Australia is the modern day Jurassic Park! (Compared to England anyway)

hey, hey.... we have....erm....errrr...damn it I know this one.... rabbits?



#13 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,013 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:40

Glad I can't swim.



#14 Tews

Tews

    Professional Lurker

  • 1,991 posts
  • Joined: 13-October 03
  • Location: Somewhere on a beach

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:41

Welcome to austrailia!  :woot:

 

 

Attached Images

  • article-2581225-1C4C795800000578-958_634x437.jpg


#15 Osiris

Osiris

    Neowinian God!

  • 11,436 posts
  • Joined: 31-October 01
  • Location: Australia
  • OS: WIndows 8.2
  • Phone: Nokia 930

Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:45

Welcome to austrailia!  :woot:

 

81-australia-where-the-spiders-are-so-bi