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Australia is notorious for its menagerie of venomous and man-eating animals. While most foreigners are aware of the saltwater croc, brown snake, white pointer and funnel-web spider, there are countless other critters lurking in the Aussie wilderness that are equally unpleasant and/or deadly. Here's a handy bestiary to show annoying overseas relatives so they don't come visiting.

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Despite the complete absence of lions, tigers or bears, Australia has a fearsome reputation for deadly animals. This is mainly due to venomous creepy crawlies and a menagerie of man eaters lurking off our coast. This infographic lists the 10 most dangerous creatures Down Under, based on the threat they pose and the likelihood of an attack during accidental encounters. (To put things into perspective, the redback -- AKA one of the world's most poisonous spiders -- didn't even make the cut.)

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A new gadget promises to stop drivers texting while on the road. The technology might be sound, but it won't make a lick of difference. Instead, people need to be shamed into not being stupidly dangerous.