Monday, May 13, 2024

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Space storm’s magical light show; Donkey beauty contest in Morocco; Snakes that fake their own death; and Switzerland wins Eurovision.

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A magical display, the Aurora Australis, painted the Australian skies with waves of colour this weekend, thanks to a giant sunspot. Lucky onlookers in Tassie, Victoria, and Western Australia witnessed this rare celestial symphony of pinks, reds, greens, and blues. Truly a night to remember!

In Morocco, donkeys weren’t just beasts of burden—they were fashion icons at the Festibaz! Adorned in flowers and sequins, these hardworking animals strutted their stuff in a unique beauty pageant. Talk about working the runway!

In a wild twist of nature, some crafty snakes have mastered the art of the ‘play dead’ to escape predators. This survival trick involves some messy tactics—yes, even using their own poo!

Eurovision ended with a whirl as Switzerland’s Nemo spun to the top on a spinning stage! Amidst the wild and wacky performances, from Baby Lasagna’s doily outfits to songs like “Rim Tim Tagi Dim,” this music fest never fails to amaze and amuse.

Squiz Kids Q+A with Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers.

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