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Drone to the rescue

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Lifeguards deployed a drone to save two struggling teenage swimmers stranded in rough seas off the coast of Australia.

This is apparently the first time drone technology carrying a flotation device has rescued swimmers.

While drones are commonly known for selfies (i.e. dronies), Amazon deliveries, firing missiles, and spying but they can also do some good too. The company behind the technology, Little Ripper, developed the drones to monitor sharks for coastal safety.

The drone also recorded the entire event which you can see below.

 

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Snowee & Enjoy – South

Image courtesy the artist
Image courtesy the artist

“Doubts self on a daily basis.” That’s what 17 year old producer Enjoy scribbled onto his Soundcloud page. His collaboration on ‘South’ with fellow beat crafter Snowee hit my radar via a Throwing Snow reshare on SoundCloud. Take a listen and be prepared to get lost in the drop.

If you know any more about these producers, Tweet at me.

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Flat White on Flickr. I used to order Flat Whites all the time while studying abroad in Australia. They’re a bit like a cappuccino but contain less milk and more coffee. That’s probably why I like them ;)
Flat White on Flickr. I used to order Flat Whites all the time while studying abroad in Australia. They’re a bit like a cappuccino but contain less milk and more coffee. That’s probably why I like them 😉
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That feeling you get when you know a new group is just about to blow up. 

Tawk Tomahawk, from Down Under. 

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I miss Brunswick Street in Melbourne.

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“Bless You” or Lack Thereof in Australia

When I was studying in Australia and sneezed no one ever said ‘Bless you.’

It was an eery silence felt by every sneezing American there unless of course you were sitting next to a compatriot. But the absence of acknowledgement made you rethink culture and habit.

In America and pretty much rest of world, sneezing is a cue for pity. Our hearts stop momentarily when we sneeze so we like the vocal pat on the back when we make it through. The Turks even have a saying for this after they sneeze (Çok yaşa!), basically ’glad you’re still alive, keep going.’

How did Australia skip out on this universal gesture, one that is as old as AD 77.  This phenomenon may seriously be worth looking into, if only to cure the curiosity.