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Woman survives cheetah attack by playing dead

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Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland is attacked by cheetahs while being photographed by her husband Archibald,
during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa during a visit to the country.
The couple visited the enclosure in which the hand-reared cheetah brothers, Mark and Monty, were kept when the attack took place.


Other tourists tried to scare the beasts off as park attendants desperately fought to get them away from the injured woman.
And her husband? He carried on taking photographs, saying he did not quite realise what was happening.
The attack took place at a wildlife park where tourists can pay £4.50 to pet cheetah brothers Mark and Monty, both hand-reared and said to be tame.

Inside the private Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, Mrs D’Mello posed for a picture with a cheetah, stroking its head and describing it as ‘a beautiful animal that felt so soft’.

However, things changed quickly when one of the beasts grabbed eight-year-…

10 Incredible Views of the 2012 Super Moon

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10 Incredible Views of the 2012 Super Moon

  On Saturday May 5, 2012, the lunar perigee coincided with a full moon.
This fascinating event occurs about once a year.
At its closest point the moon will be 222,000 miles (357,000 km) from Earth,
causing high and low tides to be slightly more extreme than usual.

The exact numbers differ depending on who you source, but according to NASA the moon appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter.
The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon”. Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit.
The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side  about 50,000 km closer than the other

The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon.
For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees,
buildings and other foreground objects.

The last Super perigee Moon occurred on March 19th, 2011, producing a full Moon that was almos…

Supermoon pictures

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More supermoon pictures