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Megalodon – the biggest shark that ever lived – ate sperm whales for breakfast - dailystar.co.uk - Peru
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Megalodon – the biggest shark that ever lived – ate sperm whales for breakfast
shark that ever lived – ate sperm whales for breakfast.The iconic beast, that became extinct three millions years ago due to global cooling, was three-and-a-half times bigger than a great white shark, measuring up to 65ft long and weighing more than 50 tons.And, now, scientists have deduced through new fossil findings that Megalodon would regularly rip off a sperm whale's head by biting through the flesh with its seven-inch serrated teeth.READ MORE: Bodybuilding twins jumped from tower block window in tragic 'suicide pact'The huge and powerful sea monster was attracted by the whale's huge nose which accounts for a third of its body.Packed with oily saturated fats, the snout's tissue would have represented the Megalodon's most nourishing food.The study went on to indicate that the legendary predator also attacked another prehistoric sea monster Leviathan melvillei, which was named after the author of Moby Dick – Herman Melville.The findings are based on seven-million-year-old fossilised sperm whale skulls from the coastal desert of southern Peru.Lead author Aldo Benites-Palomino, a palaeontology student at the University of Zurich, said: "Most of the bite marks have been found on the bones that would be adjacent to these soft tissue structures, such as the jaws, or around the eye, thus indicating that sharks actively targeted this region."The sharks ranged from Megalodon to species still around today including mako sharks, sand sharks and the great white.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Half a dozen skulls were unearthed at the Pisco Formation in the Ica Desert – a world-renowned site.It is famous for a treasure trove of Miocene-era shark and ray remains,
WIA’s Stories x Women Program Champions Diversity - variety.com - India - South Africa - Thailand - Argentina - Colombia - Peru - county Cotton
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Lise Pedersen Alongside its annual World Summit at the Annecy Int’l Animation Festival, Women in Animation (WIA) has launched the inaugural edition of Stories x Women, a program aimed at increasing the diversity of voices in animation around the world.Six delegations of filmmakers selected among a pool of candidates from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America have presented their projects to industry experts in Annecy this week.The two-member teams, which have to include at least one woman leading the project as director, producer or screenwriter, benefited from mentoring sessions with internationally acclaimed animation experts as well as one-to-one coaching sessions ahead of the Annecy pitch. This first edition features filmmakers from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, India and Thailand.“La Sombra del Altiplano (“Highland’s Shadow”) is an Argentine project led by first-time director Paula Boffo, co-directed and produced by Annecy regular Patricio Plaza (“El Empleo” Annecy 2010, “Padre” Annecy 2014) of Ojo Raro studios.Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Boffo, which won several national prizes in Argentina, it tells the story of Juana, an indigenous teenage girl from the Argentinian Highlands, whose sister is abducted by a trafficking ring.
Jair Bolsonaro - 'Human remains' found in search for Brit journalist gone missing in Amazon rainforest - dailystar.co.uk - Brazil - Peru - county Phillips
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'Human remains' found in search for Brit journalist gone missing in Amazon rainforest
disappeared, following the discovery of “apparently human” remains in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira went missing last week, but the uncovering of “organic material” in a river where they were last seen, along with blood on a suspect’s boat, has led local police to detain a fisherman on a charge of illegal possession of restricted ammunition, while also to find out whether he was involved in the pair’s disappearance.A judge has ordered the suspect – named as Amarildo da Costa – to be held for another 30 days while police continue their investigation, said a lawyer for a local indigenous group, the Daily Mirror reports.Eliesio Morubo, the lawyer for the Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Javari Valley, said the judge agreed to keep the fisherman jailed for 30 days because the case involved a possible “heinous crime” such as murder and hiding bodies.Federal police say the “organic material” is being sent for forensic analysis, along with the blood.According to the cops, Costa was one of the last people to see Phillips and Pereira on Sunday (June 5), when they went missing after visiting the fisherman’s riverside community of Sao Gabriel.The Brazilian armed forces have orchestrated search teams in the remote area of the country close to Peru, with around 150 soldiers being deployed by riverboats to hunt for the missing men and to interview locals.The Brazilian government were criticised in the early days of the pursuit for not doing enough, with footballing legend Pele urging president Jair Bolsonaro to step up the search.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Pereira often clashed with poachers and illegal
Jesus Christ - World's deadliest avalanche killed 30,000 - but hero clown led 300 children to safety - dailystar.co.uk - Peru
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World's deadliest avalanche killed 30,000 - but hero clown led 300 children to safety
avalanche on record, which is believed to have killed as many as 30,000 people, and most of them were saved by a clown.The Huascarán avalanche was triggered exactly 52 years ago on May 31, 1970 when an earthquake destabilised a glacier at the top of a mountain in Yungay Province, Peru.As the mass of snow and ice roared down the mountainside it collected a huge mass of rocks and gravel, turning into an unstoppable avalanche.On its 100-mile journey to the Pacific coast, it smashed through the town of Yungay, where thousands had gathered for the weekly Sunday market.Little remained of Yungay after the combined damage from the earthquake and avalanche. Only a few grim reminders of it sexistence, such as the ruined cathedral and cemetery, can still be seen in the area.The only other sign that the town ever existed is "a statue of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched, standing tall above the rubble" which remains today as a memorial to the thousands killed in the disaster.The Ancash earthquake (also known as the Great Peruvian earthquake) struck at about 3.20pm.The quake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, affected an area of over 32,000 square miles, an area larger than Ireland.As the avalanche it caused gathered more mass, it turned into a deadly mudflow that travelled at 270 mph, ejecting some small rocks and stones at speeds estimated in the region of 680 mph.Yungay’s 25,000 inhabitants stood little chance.
'Dead' woman suffers fatal heart attack after shock of waking up at her own funeral - dailystar.co.uk - Russia - Peru
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'Dead' woman suffers fatal heart attack after shock of waking up at her own funeral
Russia, was thought to have passed away at the age of 49 when she collapsed at home with chest pains.Her heartbroken husband Fagili Mukhametzyanov, 51, arranged for an open coffin funeral for his wife — but was given the shock of his life when she sprang 'back to life'.Having overheard mourners pray for her, Fagilyu then opened her eyes to find herself in the surreal situation and began screaming.She was then quickly rushed to the hospital, but sadly only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before dying 'again'.Her aggrieved husband slammed medical staff for declaring her dead and not saving her, saying: "Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good."I am very angry and want answers. She wasn’t dead when they said she was and they could have saved her." Hospital spokesman Minsalih Sahapov said an investigation would be carried out into the bizarre incident.A similar morbid incident recently saw a woman who was thought to be dead shock her loved ones when they heard "knocking" from inside her coffin.Rosa Isabel Cespedes Callaca dramatically interrupted the service by banging on the box in the city of Lambayque in Peru last week.She had been announced as a fatal casualty after being involved in a catastrophic crash which also took the life of her brother-in-law.Her three nephews were left with serious injuries following the incident which took place on the region’s Chiclayo-Picsi road.Following the tragedy, Rosa was placed into a coffin ahead of her funeral last Tuesday (April 26), but mourners gasped when they heard noises at the start of the service.
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