This week´s news highlights LinkCloud will introduce you to a man who has successfully crossed the extremely cold waters of Bering Strait regardless of lacking both arms and legs. Besides, you will learn about a donkey waring pink plasters and laugh at a funny bid for more beach toilets in Adelaide, Australia. Moreover, it is time to celebrate the discovery of “Cave Robber”, a novel spider species found in the USA, and the fact that Venus is nothing but a real chimera cat.
Man Lacking Limbs Swims From Alaska To Russia
44-year-old Frenchman Philippe Croizon, whose limbs had been amputated after an electrical accident 18 years ago, completed the 4 km (2.5 miles) swim from Alaska to Russia in 1h 15 min. Croizon used paddle-like prosthetics to swim in the 4°C (=39° F) cold water. Before his Bering Strait adventure, he had already completed crossings of the English Channel, the Red Sea and other major waterways. To learn more about this impressive story, click Croizon´s picture in this week´s news highlights LinkCloud at the end of this post.
Trogloraptoridae – A New Spider Species Discovered In US Caves
The spider, that measures up to 5 cm across, was found in caves in Oregon and California. It is a spider so evolutionarily special that it represents not only a new genus and species, but also a new family – Trogloraptoridae. The name translates into “cave robber” due to the animal´s impressively big claws and feet. In case you are an arachnophobe, you might avoid clicking the spider image in this week´s news highlights LinkCloud to check out the corresponding article.
Funny Bid For More Public Toilets At The Beach In Adelaide, Australia
A politician and a radio star were among those who brought their own toilets to an Adelaide beach to protest against a lack of public toilets. Andrew Baines, the artist who had organized the human installation, wanted to take the issue to the wider community and get people to talk about it. It´s a shame that it took part in winter, though. To watch the funny video, click on the beach toilet picture in this week´s news highlights LinkCloud.
Cute Donkey Wearing Pink Plaster
Pimrose, a premature donkey foal in Shropshire, has had its legs put in cast as they are not yet fully developed. The pink casts support the donkey´s legs to carry her weight. To watch cute little Pimrose, click her picture in this week´s news highlights LinkCloud.
Meet Venus – The Cool Chimera Cat
Even though many people thought the cat pictures had been photoshopped, cute Venus, “the two-faced”cat is nothing but a chimera. This genetic phenomenon led to her face being half black and half ginger with a green and a blue eye, respectively. Youtube videos prove Venus to be real. If you like this cool cat, click her picture in this week´s news highlights LinkCloud.
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