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It lives powerful shark. h e is a large and or oceans, whic The Great Whit aters in all maj 4 astal w 12 and 24 C (5 in almost all co rature between mpe tralia, have a water te .S.A, Japan, Aus example, the U and 75 F) for nean. d the Mediterra New Zealand an ts are 4-5.2 On average adul weigh 680 to metres long and Females are 1100 kilograms. than males. generally larger arks are Great white sh na, eat fish (e.g. tu carnivorous and ans sharks), cetace rays and other eds d whales), pinnip (e.g. dolphins an a lions), sea (e.g. seals and se rs and seabirds. turtles, sea otte ry k is normally ve they have killed The white shar lligent. Although ly inte y curious and fair et them and man cally do not targ pi ses a humans, they ty ites. In other ca ow, ar to be test-b surfer from bel incidents appe bush a bather or am shark seems to a seal. s lhouette to be ving the si taste of human belie not to like the pears ey The species ap their liking. Th e too bony for ar apparently, we . seal to one of us sharks prefer a fat e of only a few ark is on e sh surface The great whit d above the sea n as larly lift its hea ey; this is know known to regu jects such as pr ob ssils to gaze at other n great white fo he earliest know T "spy-hopping". d. million years ol are about 16

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For a long time dinosaurs ruled the seas. There were many different types of dinosaurs; big ones, small ones, thin ones and fat ones! Now, Im going to tell you about some of my favorites. Here are their names: . The Archelon (Ark-eh-lon) . The Cretoxyrhina mantelli (Kre-tox-ee-rie-na Man-the-lee) . The Shonisaurus sikanniensis (Sow-nee-sore-us Sik-ah-nee-en-sis)

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The Cretoxyrhina m antelli was a huge sh ark. It was 6 m in le (nearly as big as a st ngth retched limousine!) an d it had curved, poin teeth. The Cretoxyr ty hina mantelli weighe d 2.5 t like the Arch its diet was fish, di elon and ving birds and mosas aurs (large, prehisto lizards). In width it ric marine was 1 m long. It was discovered in the UK USA. It was even la and rger than the Great White and it could ea the flesh of a Tylosa sily slice urus (a type of Mosas aurs) with its sharp teeth.

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uati The Sho fish and other aq us a. Its diet was . The Shonisaur in Canad ngth it was 21 m and in le were and its flippers it was 12 m long lphin-like snout a do reptile that ever sikanniensis had e largest marine . It was th narrow and long By Caoilte Brennan existed.

PARTY PLANNING is the ultimate Birthday Party Planner! This article will give you all the necessary information, from cool craft ideas to fantastic food fun, for you to have the best party ever! First, here is a party guide for the best Slumber Party:
I N C RE D IBL E Se nd PARTY ACTIVITIES: F OOD F U N : i n v i ta t I N V A T A T IO io n a dva n c Pillow Fight: t Here are a few e . M a k s a t l e a s t t N S: play just before you ge things you can wo we e s ur e i n v i ta t This is a great game to serve at your party apar e ks i n io t t pillows everywhere t from all the us n um b e n y o ur a d d r o p ut o n t h e into your sleeping bag! Pu ual groovy ! snacks (crisps, r, da t ess, p en, grab one and attack popcorn, sweets e a nd h a nd a l without being noticed. Th , cocktail ti m e o o n e sausages, pizza, lt ft fizzy drinks et b r i n g : h e th i n g s y c...): o ur g u h e p a r t y sl eepi est ng e tc D Sleeping bag race: Chocolate Fruit le e c o r a t b a g , to o th b s h a v e to s: en create a small obstac s t i c ke r e Make two teams, and th r s o r p y o ur i n v i t e us h , t o r c h Also, try puttin g out a bunch of ions, stools (anything s wi t h i c t ur e course with chairs, cush fruits s! (strawberries, oranges, cut up first player of each team apples etc) on that can't brake). The table next to a the bowl of melted On "GO" the two first chocolate. gets into a sleeping bag. Everyone can d ip the fruits into will hop through the the yummy players from each team chocolate dip! yer is bag. When the first pla OTHER PARTY TIPS: obstacle course in their team takes a turn. The . Watch a scary movie! , the next player on their done Cute Cupcakes: ! . Paint each others nails! first team to finish wins Make or buy so me cup cakes an d then decorat them with icing, . Have a midnight feast!! e sprinkles, silver balls or melted Hide and Shriek: chocolate! To m ups go . If its hot enough ask ake the icing m at night when the grownix together icin This game is fun to play sugar and lemon g your friends to bring every room except one. juice until it fo d. Turn the lights off in rms a nice thick to be and smooth cons One istency! To mak their swimsuits and have e every player a torch. e different Make two teams and giv coloured icing se e others parate the mix the dark rooms while th a water fight! ture into some team goes and hides in bowls and mix in the a couple of dro with the light on. When . Have a fashion and/or ps of food unt up to 30 in the room colouring into ea co look ch bowl! counting they go out to talent show! second team has finished . The object of the game e other team in the dark Party Breakfast for th . Chat, hang out, laugh and are the : ing, is to jump up and sc For a great part for the team that is hid giggle,have fun and enjoy y breakfast hav se make them scream! e pancakes and try making hom other team and of cour your Birthday! emade smoothie s with your friends! To mak e the smoothie s, blend some fr and yogurt in a a Crazy Makeover Prank: uits, juices blender. Blend on to fall asleep will get until smooth. Y rule that the first pers some lemon, hon Make a t when ou can add ey, sugar and ot will try to stay awake bu By Maya Brennan her ingredients your smoothie ta azy make over! Everyone cr D! to make ste even better! leep make them look MA someone finally falls as

For this issue's Culture Page, we have chosen: Australia! Read about some amazing fun-facts, discover 'Australia Day' and if you're a soccer fan, have a look at the sports section! Enjoy! Top-Mag editor, Maya Brennan

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Australia day is celebrated because peop le in Australia want to honou r a nd remember the ir origins. It is celebrated on January 26th and is kn own around the entire wo rld. Australia day honours the day when a fl eet of ships landed on the East coast of Australia. On board, there were lots of E nglish prisoners who were sent to Australia to w ork. Some Prisoners we re people who had only be c o m e bankrupt - th at means that they had lost all their m o ne y.

Outdoor conc erts, community ba rbecues, sports compe titions, festivals and fireworks are some of the m any events that are held on this official holida y. To this day, th ousands of people choose Australia as an ideal countr y to live in. There are abo ut 22 million people living th ere - which is amazing wh e n yo u consider that about three hundred years ago people did not even k now that Australia exis ted. By Ryan Curly

a l l th s tr a l i a i s i n h a b e c o n t i n t h e l o we e m a i n i te d c o n n ts . I t i s t a n d f l s 2 . A u l a n d i s th ti n e n t o n a l s o , th a tte s t o f e dri 5 0 , 0 s tr a l i a s e l a r g e s t e a r th a n e 00 k co as d th s t is l a n 10 , 0 e il o m e tl i n e d in 0 c o un 0 b e a c h t e r s a n d s t r e t c h t h e w o r e l 3.Thtry in thees, more is linked s almost d. th a n b t h e r e ka n g a r w o r l d . a n y o y o ve r e a re o o is th e r th e r un i qu an es e. e ti m a 4. Au t e d 4 t o A us t s tr a r 0 mi n o te l l io n a l ia a n d p a d s l ia n s in ve wh o 5. T h n i l ive e r e a n 19 0 2 . te d b o o p l a nt m e ra re a t ng s a 8 0 0 s i n A us t l e a s t 2 nd spec r a l ia 5, 00 un i qu ie s o .T h e 0 sp v a r i e e to th i s f b i r d s , h r e a r e a l e c i e s o f so ti e s . a c o un t r y a l f o f w h , a r o un d i nd 4 , 000 c h a r e fis h By M a ya B re nn an
Tim Cahill was born in December 1979. He is an Australian Soccer player who plays for Everton in England, and the Australian National Soccer Team. Cahill plays in Midfield position. He scored the first goal by an Australian at the World cup and also scored most Australian goals in 2007. Cahill lives in Sydney and he is famous for his awesome headers.Even though he is not very tall, he scores most of his goals by head. You can catch up with Tim at his website: www.timcahill.com By Ryan Curley

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Zingy Pepperm int Creams! M a ke s 2 4 These delicious pe make and soooo ppermint sweets are soooo sim tasty, that you ple to might finish all before you hav of them e time to dip th em in chocolate ! What you need : . 1 egg white . 350g white icin g . + extra for sh sugar aping . 3 drops of pep pe . 2 drops of gre rmint en . 125g dark choc food colouring olate, broken in to pieces 1. Whisk the e gg sugar and mix w white until frothy then sieve in ell ic food colouring. . Stir in the peppermint essenc ing e and 2. Sprinkle icin g sugar onto yo ur han sized amounts of the mixture into ds. Roll teaspoonbaking tray. small balls and place on a 3. Flatten each bal discs. Place in th l with the back of a fork to fo e rm flat 4. Put the choc fridge for 1 hour until firm. olate pieces into the bowl on a sa a ucepan of simm heatproof bowl. Place ering water (ab deep). out 5 cm 5. When the ch oc and stir until sm olate has melted, remove from ooth. Leave to co the heat 6. Dip each sw ol for a while. eet into the ch ocolate until hal covered. Place f of it is peppermints on a non-stick pap Keep in a cool p er to set. lace or refridge rate until its ti them!! me to eat Note: Ask an ad ult to help with the st eps 4 and 5.

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