An elephant family is sleeping photographed by a drone Elephants sleep on average two hours a night, the shortest recorded time for a land mammal. Some days they don’t sleep at all, staying awake for up to 46 consecutive hours and covering considerable distances of about 30 kilometers. It seems that elephants only reach the REM phase every three or four days, which makes them unique animals. Experts believe this might be due to disturbances caused by the presence of lions or poachers that keep them in a constant state of alert.
After a spectacular 8-0 demolition of the Philippines in front of a record crowd on Sunday, the Matildas closed out the second round of their Olympic-qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Chinese Taipei Young gun Mary Fowler broke the deadlock with a long-range thunderbolt and Sam Kerr scored Australia’s 900th goal as the team posted the win in Perth. Fowler trapped a floated pass and took one more touch before unleashing a powerful strike from 20m to send the crowd wild. The result meant Australia finished on top of Group A with a perfect nine points from nine and a goal difference of plus 13. North Korea, Australia and…