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2014-05-23 16:23:11

SYDNEY, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivid Sydney (23 May - 9 June) was officially opened tonight by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Sails of iconic Sydney Opera House came alive with world-exclusive, stunning 3D-mapped projections, and the Harbour City was filled with colour and light. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7233751-destination-nsw-sixth-annual-vivid-sydney-festival-color-and-light Vivid Sydney, the...

2006-02-06 02:11:57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmers in an ocean race off Sydney faced their worst nightmare when a 10-foot shark was spotted heading straight for them, forcing race officials to quickly pluck competitors from the water. Swimmers in the Cole Classic ocean swim, a six-mile race out through the heads of Sydney Harbor to the city's northern Manly Beach, were around the halfway mark on Sunday when the shark was spotted, local newspapers reported on Monday. Safety boats following the swimmers out...

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2010-11-24 15:29:37

The boomerang is a flying tool, made of wood or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with a curved shape that is often used as a weapon or for sport. They have also been made of bones and come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and their intended function. The most commonly recognizable type is the returning boomerang which travels in an elliptical path and returns to its point of origin. The returning boomerang has lopsided wings in order to create...

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Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'