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Aussies Want 'All-Time Greatest Bloke' on Currency

That would be the late Steve Irwin

(Newser) - More than 25,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that aims to put the "all time greatest Australian bloke" on the country's currency, the BBC reports. That bloke is the late conservationist Steve Irwin, who died 10 years ago this month. "With a list a... More »

Inside Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's Last Moments

Cameraman says Irwin was stabbed 'hundreds' of times in seconds

(Newser) - Cameraman Justin Lyons was with Steve Irwin when the "Crocodile Hunter" was fatally stabbed by a stingray in 2006, and now he's speaking about the tragic experience publicly for the first time. They had just about finished filming in the Great Barrier Reef on September 4, but needed... More »

7 Bizarre Celebrity Deaths

From accidental drownings to fan club shootings

(Newser) - The rocker who may have been killed by a spider bite . The reality star who died while off-roading . The singer found dead and surrounded by rotting food and dog feces . Sometimes, the circumstances surrounding celebrity deaths are just plain strange, as in these seven examples, from a group of 17... More »

Aussie Snail Named for Croc Hunter

That'd be Crikey steveirwini to you and me, mate

(Newser) - In a tribute to the late Steve Irwin, a scientist who discovered a new species of snail in northeastern Australia has named it after the famed “Crocodile Hunter.” Says John Stanisic of the Queensland Museum , “Crikey steveirwini is a colorful snail, with swirling bands of creamy yellow,... More »

Southern Gator Hunt Draws Fire

Population control should be left to experts, critics say

(Newser) - Complaints about alligators creeping into people's pools and resting in roadside ditches have prompted several Southern states to allow hunters to track down the dinosaur descendants, the Christian Science Monitor reports. South Carolina hopes its first public hunt in decades will prevent dangerous gator incidents. But critics say the hunt... More »

Crikey! Bindi Gets Her Own Doll

Crocodile Hunter's daughter continuing in dad's footsteps

(Newser) - Bindi Irwin isn't yet 10, but she's got her own TV show, an Emmy, and now, a doll in her image. An Ohio company is making 10-inch replicas of the young Australian star, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Bindi inherited her... More »

Croc Hunter's Dad Quits Zoo For $1M

Steve Irwin's dad will leave zoo he founded for $1M

(Newser) - Bob Irwin will retire from the Australian Zoo made famous by his 'Crocodile Hunter' son Steve, taking with him a retirement package worth just shy of $1 million amid rumors of a feud with his son's widow. Irwin will also collect a $93,000 yearly pension from the zoo he... More »

Croc Hunter Jr. 'Proud' of First Snakebite

Mom gushes as 4-year-old Robert Irwin 'cops' nip by baby boa

(Newser) - It's going to take more than a snakebite to scare the Crocodile Hunter's son out of his dad's footsteps, the AP reports. Robert Irwin, 4, was "proud to have copped his first hit" after being bitten on the finger by a baby boa constrictor, said his mother, Terri. "... More »

'Croc Hunter' Knew He'd Die Young, Widow Says

Wife says Irwin had 'a real sixth sense'

(Newser) - Plucky Australian crocodile hunter Steve Irwin always had premonitions of an early death, his widow Terri says, adding that her husband “had a real sixth sense." She's writing a book about her life with the daredevil naturalist, who died at age 44 when a stingray’s barb pierced... More »

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