Good morning Bendigo - 27/12/13

Good morning everybody. It's a little chilly outside this morning. It's already the end of the week! Are you heading back to work today, or are you lucky enough to take a long weekend? 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 29. Sunny.

For more detailed weather news click here. 

TRAINS

The Southern Cross to Swan Hill trip will be operating as a coach from Bendigo to Swan Hill. Train operating from Southern Cross to Bendigo only.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

General Gosgrove front runner for governor-general role

Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove has long been a front runner for the role of Australia's next governor-general, and those who know him say he is a ''unifying figure'' who has remained ''controversy free''.

But the ink appears to not yet be dry on his appointment, with a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister's Office saying on Thursday: ''No decision has been made yet. An announcement will be made in due course as per the usual process.''

- The Age

Myer website crashes during Boxing Day sale

Myer chief Bernie Brookes has apologised to angry online customers who were stonewalled by the retailer's crashed website on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Mr Brookes, the outgoing chief of Australia's biggest department store group, said the company was ''really disappointed'' that its website suffered technical difficulties and prevented online purchases.

- The Age 

THE WEBSITE 'HIT LIST'

The most popular stories on the Bendigo Advertiser website for Boxing Day...

Toolleen fire: The battle in pictures

Toolleen fire: contained but still burning

Babies gallery: Meet our latest arrivals

GALLERY: Bendigo shoppers find Boxing Day bargains

Boxing Day bargain hunters come out in force

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. How many rings are linked in the symbol for the Olympic Games?

2. In "Peter Pan", how many hands does Captain Hook have?

3. What do you collect if you are a philatelist?

4. Which imaginary line goes across the middle of Africa?

5. In which country is the Ganges a sacred river?

DID YOU KNOW?

The giant squid has the largest eyes of any living creature.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with Bollywood actor Salman Khan, singer Hayley Williams, wrestler Bill Goldberg and R&B artist Pleasure P.

THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR

1831 - Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution. 

1945 - The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 28 nations. 

1978 - Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. 

2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush granted China permanent normal trade status with the United States. 

2002 - North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the country and said that it would restart a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

How do monkeys make toast?

Put some bread under the gorilla.

Daily quiz answers

1. Five 2. Two 3. Stamps 4. Equator 5. India

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