Australia's wildlife has a fearsome reputation, and one that's not entirely unearned. We have some of the world's deadliest snakes and spiders, plus a whole corner of the coastline where going in the water basically means instant death. While these animals all strike fear in the hearts of even the most hardy of Aussies, the animals that are actually most likely to kill you might surprise you.
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I was in Hawaii on a family holiday the day of the ballistic missile threat. The alert interrupted our breakfast at Denny’s and we returned to chaos in our hotel, where we were advised to shelter in the bathroom.
I started writing a message to loved ones which I was about to send when it was confirmed it was a false alarm.
The experience shows how important it is to be aware of emergency procedures. Here’s what it was like in those 38 minutes of fear.
The Hydraulic Press Channel has lost some of its appeal over time, but it regains a little novelty when it crushes something that explodes. In a completely unsafe demonstration, the channel's purveyors compressed a battery pack with fiery results. (Reminder: Never puncture a battery.)