37-year-old Anthony Hensley died on Saturday . . . when he drowned after being attacked by a SWAN.
–Anthony worked for a company that uses swans to keep geese away from real estate properties. And he was checking on some swans in a pond near the Bay Colony condominiums in suburban Chicago.
–He was in a kayak, and apparently he came too close to a swan’s nest, because it CAME AFTER HIM.
–Anthony rolled over, fell out of his kayak, and tried to get to shore. But the swan kept attacking him as he tried to make it back, and rescue personnel found him underwater, drowned.
Farmers in Eastern Africa have a big problem. Elephants are invading their fields and eating all their crops!
–A single elephant can eat up to 660 pounds of food a day…and they absolutely love the watermelons and corn that farmers grow in places like Tanzania.
–Putting up electric fences has been deemed too dangerous and expensive, so many farmers came up with another solution: Chili pepper! Farms lathered chili pepper oil to the fences around their fields and the elephants backed off. Apparently, the zing of the peppers is too much for elephants’ sensitive noses.
Germany is one of the many countries that is experiencing skyrocketing obesity rates…and now, the fatter bodies are causing big problems for crematoriums.
–Cremations have gone awry and uncontrolled fires started by the extreme heat created due to burning high amounts of fat.
–The most recent fire happened at a crematorium in Hamelin earlier this year when the cremation of a 440-pound body led the chimney melting to the ground. Firefighters say that the estimated that temperature in the chimney hit 1,100F!