Good morning Bendigo - 22.07.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

Are you still in bed? Stay there if you can - it was just -2.4 degrees in Bendigo at 7am today. Brrrrrrr!

But if you're already up and about, why not send us in a picture of the frost at your house? Email ashley.fritsch@fairfaxmedia.com.au or find us on Facebook or twitter.

WEATHER

Don't leave your beenie out overnight!  Picture: PETER WEAVING

Don't leave your beenie out overnight! Picture: PETER WEAVING

It's a frosty start this morning but expect a sunny day to follow with a top of 12 degrees. For more weather, click here.

TRAINS

V/Line is reporting no delays on the Bendigo line this morning. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Call for paid childcare for 'qualified' grandparents: productivity commission

Nannies and grandparents could be paid by the government to look after children if they get TAFE qualifications under a proposal to overhaul the nation’s convoluted childcare system. Click here for more.

MH17 crash: Ukraine separatists agree to hand over bodies and black boxes: Malaysia PM

Malaysia has reached an agreement with Aleksander Borodai, leader of the separatist group in eastern Ukraine, to retrieve the bodies of the victims of MH17, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday. They have also reached an agreement to hand over the two black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which crashed in Ukraine on 17 July with 298 people on board, Razak told a news conference. Click here for more.

Malaysia Airlines diverts flight from Ukraine - to Syria

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace on Sunday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday. Click here for more.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1648 - 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre

1912 - 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes

1939 - 1st black woman judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)

1952 - Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution

1969 - Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit

2011 - Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

2012 - At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China

BIRTHDAYS

1757 - George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island

1864 - Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician

1892 - N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb

1923 - Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)

1938 - Andrew Brown, film Producer

1949 - Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice

1953 - Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just want to have Fun, Time after Time)

1953 - Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster

1981 - Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

JOKE OF THE DAY

Which vegie plays sport?

Squash.

DAILY QUIZ

1: In which Australian town would you find the Big Prawn?

2: The Tree of Knowledge is associated with which Queensland town?

3: Who played the character Carol Brady in the TV series "The Brady Bunch"?

4: If you were skiing in Aspen, what American state would you be in?

5: An emu has three toes on each foot. How many does an ostrich have?

DID YOU KNOW

We have over 6000 species of flies, about 4000 species of ants, and there are about 350 species of termites in Australia.

QUIZ ANSWERS

Ballina; Barcaldine; Florence Henderson; Colorado; 2

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