The breakout at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, which has captured the imagination of New Zealanders and made headlines around the world, apparently began when Inky slipped through a small gap at the top of his tank.
The Jack Hills in Western Australia contain rare relics of Earth's early history—tiny zircon crystals that formed more than 4 billion years ago. Now, scientists say these crystals may also hold important clues about the history of life.
In the mid-1960s, Australian athlete Reg Spiers found himself stranded in London with no money to buy a plane ticket home. Desperate to get back to Australia in time for his daughter's birthday, he decided to post himself in a wooden crate.