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4 November, 2008

Melbourne Cup Day news

Not about the next occupant of The White House, but I have some exciting news on this Melbourne Cup Day.

Remember the poor little swine Bruce who made headlines a few weeks back? He caused some trouble to Caroline, and was sent to a piggery. Also back in June, there was a big discovery on the existence of a real unicorn.

There have been a number of two headed dragons in fairy tales. It is the first time for lamb.
two-headed lamb
A lamb in the Middle East gave birth to a two headed calf (lamb). According to the news report, the West Bank farmer has been breeding lambs his entire life, but this is a first. A local vet has assured him the animal is healthy. But it's unable to feed from its mother, so is bottle fed - one head at a time.

Would you swap antelopes for pandas? or pandas for antelopes? It seems like the two countries were both happy with the deal.

two pandas

Two giant pandas have made it's way from Chian to Taiwan in good health. The bears were sent from China in exchange for two small antelopes from Taiwan. They weigh over 100 kg each. (to Don: 100kg is about 220 pounds) Those two pandas were supposed to make the trip three years ago, it was delayed due to tensions between the two countries.

And today's big news in Australia... it is about Melbourne Cup of course. Viewed with jockey Blake Shinne owned the racing in a very very close win.

Melbourne Cup 2008

I did not place any bids.

(news source: Sunrise and Seven News, 4 Nov 2008)

related blog entries:
cubs, piglets and a sow (25 September 2008)
little piggy is saved (24 September 2008)
poor little swine (23 September 2008)
a real unicorn was born (12 June 2008)

Posted by Antony on 4 November 2008 7:03 PM | funny, newstalk
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To the superstitious, the two headed lamb is a bad omen!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 4 November 2008 10:54 PM.
Oh, and Antony, I assume you meant that you did not place any bets!( on the Melbourne Cup Race )
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 4 November 2008 10:56 PM.
Why is a two-headed lamb a bad omen? Don't you know the saying "two is better than one"?
Thank you John.
Well, you know that Antony does not speak English.
Posted by Antony Shen on 5 November 2008 10:01 PM.
"Two heads are better than one", means when two "one-headed" people get together to solve a problem.
But freaks of nature are a cause to fear by the benighted of the world.
Cheer up by the way!
Posted by Rev. Dr. Wu Yi on 5 November 2008 11:14 PM.
In reference to the Melbourne Cup photo, that was incredible and it took the officials quite some time to get the line right.
Posted by Aussie Punter on 2 August 2010 8:32 PM.
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