World’s largest snow maze nearly doubles in size!

A Canadian snow maze that was certified as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records is now almost twice as large to allow for social distancing, the owners said.

The snow maze is at outdoor entertainment venue ‘A Maze in Corn in St. Adolphe, Manitoba’. This year’s snow maze covers an area of about 57,600 square feet to allow for social distancing.

“With Covid-19 and everything, we wanted to make it bigger. And so this year, it’s about 91% bigger than the world’s largest title that we hold now,” Angie Masse, co-owner of ‘A Maze in Corn’, said.

The maze took about six weeks to build.


78 pounds of wool sheared from sheep

A staggering 78 pounds of wool was sheared at The Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary from a sheep found living in the wild near Lancefield, Victoria.

The sanctuary said it appeared that Baarack, as it has now been named, once had an ear tag, but his overgrown fleece caused the tag to be torn out.

The fleece was so badly overgrown that it covered part of the sheep’s face and severely limited his ability to see. Baarack now has a permanent home at the facility.


Mutant baby shark ‘with a human face’

A fisherman in Indonesia caught a baby shark — with a ‘human! Fisherman Abdullah Nuren fished it out in the sea near Rote Ndao, in the East Nusa Tenggara province.

To make things a little more disturbing, he first caught the mother shark in a trawler net, and then cut open her stomach, where he found three foetuses. Two of them looked as you might expect a shark to look, but one of them had eyes right under the pointed snout rather than the two sides.

The fisherman took the baby shark home to preserve it and ever since he brought it home, it has been ‘crowded with people who want to see the shark.’

His neighbours offered to buy the deformed shark but he refused, believing the creature might bring him good luck.

So he wants to preserve it instead of selling it.


Three rescued from deserted island after a month!’

Three Cubans have been rescued from a deserted island in the Bahamas after reportedly living on coconuts and rats for 33 days. The trio were airlifted to safety by the US Coast Guard after being spotted waving flags during a routine air patrol.

The two men and a woman told rescuers that their boat had capsized in rough waters between Cuba and the Florida Keys, leaving them stranded on Anguilla Cay, according to reports.

Mike Allert, the aircraft commander on the helicopter, said that a helicopter hoisted the group off the island in a 30-minute rescue. They were then brought to the Lower Keys Medical Centre in Key West, Florida, with no reported injuries, officials said, adding that they were fatigued and dehydrated.

Published in Dawn, Young World, March 13th, 2021

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