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Boeing's 787, as innovative inside as outside

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I'm really looking forward to flying on one of these (after a whole lot of other people have tried it out first).

[h/t: Jack]

Pic: 10-Foot Shark Eaten By 20-Foot Shark

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10-foot Great White Shark bitten nearly in half by 20-foot 'monster shark' near Australian beach

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Swimmers were warned that a "monster shark" was prowling off a popular Australian beach, one that nearly bit a 10-foot great white shark in half last week, London's Daily Mail reported.

Based on the bite marks, experts say the larger shark must be twice its victim's size.

The smaller - relatively speaking - great white was hooked on a baited drum line when it was attacked, and was still alive when it was hauled onto a boat off north Stradbroke Island in Queensland.

The fatally wounded shark was found just a few miles away from the island's popular beaches, a haven for surfers and bathers.

"That cannibal thing is what great whites do; they'll eat anything, including their own kind," Hugh Edwards, a local shark expert, told Australia's 7 News. "It would be sensible not to swim in that area for a little while."...

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