Good morning Bendigo - happy Thursday!
To those people with a day off tomorrow, make sure you get to an Anzac service - there is plenty happening around the region.
For a list of services click here.
After a chilly start to the morning (I could not feel my toes) Bendigo will be mostly sunny, reaching a top of 18 degrees.
For more detailed weather news click here.
Bendigo train line replace - Saturday April 19 - Friday April 25
Coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo.
Trains will continue to operate between Bendigo and Swan Hill, Echuca.
Australians from all walks of life should brace for a serious tightening of federal government expenditure, Joe Hockey has warned, but it appears older Australians will be asked to do some of the heaviest lifting in a budget repair task being pitched as a moral and economic necessity.
- The Age
The Sydney Swans have confirmed that their star recruit Lance Franklin was involved in a car accident on Wednesday night.
- The Age
The Officer-in-Charge at the Busselton Police Station said an object in their possession, which washed up on a beach at Scott River near Augusta, was eight feet tall, half a metre wide and was an alloy type of metal.
BENDIGO CFA crews took a break from fighting fires last night to rescue a young, panicked girl who got her hand stuck in a chair.
THE DAILY QUIZ
1. How would 27% doubled be shown as a decimal?
2. Where in the body are rods and cones?
3. Who was the first child of a reigning British monarch to be brought before a criminal court?
4. What is the chemical symbol for iodine?
5. What term describes a leaf with two or more colours?
DID YOU KNOW?
American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year.
If today is your big day, happy birthday!
You share a birthday with:
1982 - Kelly Clarkson (American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress)
1987 - Kristopher Letang (Canadian ice hockey player)
1997 - Lydia Ko (New Zealand golfer)
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery
1993 - An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London
2005 - Snuppy becomes world's first cloned dog
JOKE OF THE DAY
THE INTERNET, WHAT IS THAT?
“C’mon ma you have got to try it,” I pleaded to my elderly mother.
I don’t know how my Mother lasted this long without ever using the internet but enough was enough, I thought.
“Ok,” she said reluctantly settling down by the computer and slowly putting on her reading glasses.
“What do I do now?”
“Now I’m going to open the home page of Google," I explained.
“OK here it is! Now type in any question you want into the bar over here and you will find an answer to your question," I confidently assured her.
My mother looked at me warily, thought for a second, and slowly began to type.
How is Gertrude doing this morning?
Got a better joke?
Any tips on what we should be heading out to today?
Answers to the quiz: 1. 0.54 2. The eyes 3. Princess Anne 4. I. 5. Variegated