Thursday, December 31, 2009

That's What You Get For Going In The Ocean

What kind of loving God creates a deadly see-through killer like this? This kind of stuff makes me crazy. 7/10ths of the Earth is water and this poor bastard can't tip his toe in it without getting messed up which itself is messed up.

"Ben Southall, the British winner of the Best Job in the World competition, has discovered that life in paradise can sometimes turn ugly, and rather painful. Just days away from the end of his six-month stint as "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in Queensland, Mr Southall was stung by a deadly Irukandji jellyfish. The tiny, translucent jellyfish are extremely venomous and stings often result in hospitalization. Southall was getting off a Jet Ski in the ocean when he felt "a small bee-like sting" on his arm. When he later noticed a tingling in his hands and feet, island staff took Southall immediately to the doctor. Progressive symptoms of fever, headache, lower back pain, chest tightness and high blood pressure led the doctor to diagnose that Southall had been stung by an Irukandji jellyfish. He was given pain medication and slept off the venom's effects overnight."

1 comment:

Chantelle said...

Have you read "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters"? It isn't as good as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", but it does do an excellent job of describing the threats from the sea.