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Teenager es­capes shark at­tack

A teenager was at­tacked by a great white shark but sur­vived. A 13-year-old school­girl named Zoe Steyn was booted into the In­dian Ocean when she was surf­ing in South Africa af­ter a 10 foot sea preda­tor clamped onto her surf­board and cat­a­pulted her into the sea just miss­ing her leg, the Mir­ror On­line has re­ported. Speak­ing about her near death ex­pe­ri­ence, the young­ster said: "I just saw this huge black eye look­ing straight at me and a huge bang as it took my board and be­gan shak­ing it. "It latched on with its jaws just miss­ing my leg and it tipped me back­wards and I fell in and I just saw the black shape of it in the water and pan­icked. "I heard an­other surfer scream­ing at me to get back on my board and I pulled my­self onto it but was ter­ri­fied of where the shark was and what to do." Zoe made it to the shore un­harmed af­ter be­ing aided by fel­low surfer and pho­tog­ra­pher JP Veaudry, and she was "re­lieved" to make it to safety. She ex­plained: "I have never been so re­lieved to get on a beach in my life and JP told me I was very lucky. They reckon it was at least ten feet long, maybe big­ger. "It was the first time I have ever seen a shark in three years of surf­ing and my mem­ory of it is this big black eye look­ing straight at me - I was so, so scared." And just one day af­ter the or­deal Zoe took to the waves again, al­though she has vowed never to surf solo in the fu­ture. She said: "I can't thank JP enough for risk­ing his life to pad­dle out and save me and get back to shore. It has taught me never to surf alone ever again."

Artist carves peo­ple from av­o­cado stones

An artist has cre­ated sculp­tures from the stones of av­o­ca­dos. Ir­ish artist Jan Camp­bell has been busily forg­ing a name for her­self in the art in­dus­try by carv­ing the pit of the fruit into tiny or­na­ments. And the cre­ative mas­ter­mind has up­loaded im­ages of her de­signs to her Instagram page. Speak­ing about her lat­est ven­ture, Jan wrote: "I found Dagda and his magic harp inside an av­o­cado stone when the Dagda played his harp he could make any­one who heard it gig­gle with joy, cry with sor­row, or fall in­stantly into the soft­est sleep. The play­ing of his harp made the sea­sons come in the cor­rect or­der I want to make a small en­sem­ble of mu­si­cians next I will carve a Viol de Gamba player - let me know if you have any sug­ges­tions of other in­stru­ments you'd like to see.(sic)."

Writ­ing your name can help with fear of tur­bu­lence

A pilot gave some ad­vice for peo­ple who are afraid of tur­bu­lence. Cap­tain Ron Nielsen ap­peared on 'The To­day Show' and told a vol­un­teer with a se­vere fear of fly­ing to take a pen and try writ­ing your name with the op­po­site writ­ing hand. Ac­cord­ing to Cap­tain Nielsen, do­ing this acts as a dis­trac­tion and it crosses over mo­tor func­tion in the brain which is a dis­rup­tion for your thought process. The pro­ducer of the show Joy­anna Billing­ton put the method to the test and ad­mit­ted she felt much bet­ter do­ing it.

Artist cre­ates por­traits of Wim­ble­don stars out of take­away foods

A food artist has cre­ated three por­traits of three of the na­tion's fa­vorite ten­nis stars. Pru­dence Staite col­lab­o­rated with the on­line food or­der­ing plat­form hun­gry­house.co.uk and cre­ated Andy Curry, Caro­line Teriyaki and No­vak Djoko-chips, af­ter the pop­u­lar Wim­ble­don stars and used var­i­ous in­gre­di­ents from take­away meals. The food artist said: "I have cre­ated a lot of food art over the years, but I've never taken up a take­away chal­lenge like this be­fore. "Af­ter a gru­el­ing two weeks on the ten­nis courts at SW19, these sport­ing starts cer­tainly de­serve a tasty treat." These are not the first celebri­ties to be turned into food por­traits by the artist who also in­clude Den­zel Wash­ing­ton out of pop­corn, a cup­cake Queen, and a life-size replica of Dita Von Teese from cheese.

Stretch­ing first thing in the morn­ing makes your day bet­ter

Stretch­ing first thing in the morn­ing can help make your day bet­ter, a Har­vard Univer­sity psy­chol­o­gist claims. Amy Cuddy be­lieves hav­ing a stretch in your bed in the best way to start the day and mak­ing your body stretch as long as pos­si­ble as soon as your alarm goes off tells your brain that you have a lot of con­fi­dence, the Metro re­ports. This is known as power pos­ing and Amy claims when you pre­tend to be pow­er­ful, you are more likely to feel it.

Man gets Costa cup tat­tooed on his arm

A Costa cof­fee ad­dict got a tat­too of one of the fran­chise's cof­fee cups. Sam Cooper, 29, from Es­sex, be­lieves he has spent more than £5,000 on cof­fee over the space of four years and now he has branded him­self one of the big­gest fans of the fran­chise with the life-like tat­too on his fore­arm. He said to the Mir­ror On­line: "It em­bod­ies my love of Costa. You could say I'm an ad­dict, I prob­a­bly go there at least once a day and have done for the last four years. "I thought, I've just got to do it. The thing with me is, I don't do any­thing by halves." The cof­fee fan showed his tat­too to the staff at his lo­cal branch and joked he may get a ba­con sand­wich tat­tooed next. —

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