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A Random fact in honor of the recently passed Crocidile Hunter [Sep. 4th, 2006|10:04 am]
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[music |A Requiem for Steve Irwin.]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUliDIYsRno

Another one of these, but I like it. ;)

When an Australian Bushman died, his body was lowered into a grave where a special kind of gravedigger awaited it. This person’s job was to slice up the corpse and hand out bits of the flesh to the mourners. The order in which the relatives partook of the feast was strictly prescribed. A mother ate from her children, and children from their mother. A man could eat his sisters husband and his brother’s wife. A father however, could not eat his children, nor children eat their father.
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[User Picture]From: synthiacat
2006-09-04 03:09 pm (UTC)
What's so special about fathers and their children?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:32 pm (UTC)
I coudln't tell you... mauybe they don't want to partake in cannibalism? ;)
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[User Picture]From: emteee
2006-09-04 03:49 pm (UTC)
I couldn't believe the news when I awoke to it this morning. I always liked his wife Teri and was so sorry to learn of her loss.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:33 pm (UTC)
She's a sweetie from all accounts. I feel very bad for the family. :(
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From: mc___mc
2006-09-04 04:26 pm (UTC)
WILD
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:36 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
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From: skittish_derby
2006-09-04 04:55 pm (UTC)
i just read an article after i read this. apparently he was hit through the heart by one of the most dangerous sting rays.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060904/ap_on_en_tv/obit_irwin_25

i sorta liked him too.

<3
me
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:37 pm (UTC)
So sad. I liked him too.
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2006-09-04 05:14 pm (UTC)
My dad told me about Steve Irwen today...and it made me sad. :(


Were his wife and kid with him, do you know?
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[User Picture]From: galskap
2006-09-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
Terri was mountainhiking somewhere, and they had trouble reaching her. She wasn't with him.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2006-09-04 05:14 pm (UTC)
Apparently, to die from a stingray barb is pretty darn unusual. Most of the attacks from stingrays are not fatal, and so it was really more of a freak accident than anything. I just can't believe that of all the dangerous animals he's handled through the years, he was killed by one that isn't even supposed to kill you.

I will miss him. He was way cool, and very genuine. There will never be anyone else like him.

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: galskap
2006-09-04 05:27 pm (UTC)
The stingray's barb is coated with venom, apperantly. The venom attacks the nerve system, and causes swelling and he was stung in the heart.
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[User Picture]From: galskap
2006-09-04 05:22 pm (UTC)
I kinda like that seremony, even if it's cannibalistic.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's definitely cannibalistic.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-09-04 05:54 pm (UTC)

RIP :(

I am still shocked over his death :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:41 pm (UTC)

Re: RIP :(

I'm honestly surprised it didn't happen soner with one of the more "dangerous" animals he handled.
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From: lostways
2006-09-04 06:43 pm (UTC)
I wasn't as shocked when i heart about it ya know?
But he died doing what he loved
The bush man fact quite intersting
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's true. Better then a car accident, or something like that, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: sapphirezelda
2006-09-04 09:42 pm (UTC)
that's odd
hmm
cultures are interesting
Poor Steve
Everyone on Mypace today has been posting bulletins about him.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised, he was a pretty popular guy.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-09-04 10:33 pm (UTC)
Very interesting, how the men have fewer... flesh-eating... rights.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-04 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Poor guys. ;)
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2006-09-05 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm a bit stunned and kind of depressed about the whole thing. He was one of my favorite people.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-05 10:16 am (UTC)
He was a great guy from all accounts. It's very sad. :(
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2006-09-05 12:21 am (UTC)
I try not to judge, but that's a little strange......

however, on that note:

There's an old Australian bush song
That Melba used to sing,
A song that always cheered me when I was blue.

Even Melba said this bush song
Was a helluva song to sing,
So be quiet whilst I render it for you.

When your instinct tells you that disaster
Is approaching you faster and faster,
Then be like the bluebird and sing,
"Tweet tweet, tra-la, tra-la, tra-la."

When you know you're headed for the jailer
Don't allow the old face to look paler
But be like the bluebird and sing,
"Tweet tweet, tra-la, tra-la, tra-la."

Be like the bluebird who never is blue,
For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do,
And though by other birdies in the boughs,
He may be told that his efforts are perfectly lousy,
He sings on and on till his troubles are through,
"Tweet tweet, tra-la, tra-la, tra-la."
(cole porter)

*okay now THAT was strange.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-09-05 10:17 am (UTC)
Cool!! I'm gonna find a recording of that if it's the last thing I do!
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