'Cummins has a cult hero notoriety not seen with any other Australian sport star in the last 25 years' - Fox Sports He's put pen to paper and has been busier than a one-armed bricklayer in Baghdad - Nick Cummins is writing his opus, his tome - his first book. Packed with Nick's sensational sayings, ripper yarns and pure Aussie wisdom, TALES OF THE HONEY BADGER is a charming collection of short stories celebrating the importance of family, mates, rugby and getting out amongst it (i.e. seeing the world). Australian rugby union star Nick Cummins has become an Aussie sporting cult hero known the world over. Affectionately nick-named 'the Honey Badger', Cummins' super strength, fearless approach and wholehearted never give-up attitude on the field has seen him regarded as one of the best wingers in the game today. Off the field, Nick's post-match television interviews with his colourful turn of phrase and now famous one-liners have become the stuff of legend. Oh, and never corner a Honey Badger.
All new adventures from everyone's favourite Aussie larrikin. Nick's debut book Tales of The Honey Badger was the runaway humour and sport bestseller of 2015 and he's back in 2016 with a bumper book of yarns and tall stories. Packed with Nick's sensational sayings, ripper yarns and pure Aussie wisdom, this new book is a charming collection of stories celebrating the importance of family, mates, rugby, getting out amongst it (i.e. seeing the world) and pen-portraits of 'buggers I've run into'. Nick's fantastically hilarious stories include: a spot of helicopter fishing in the Kimberley and Northern Territory with the old man; lending a coaching hand to the Norwegian Rugby team; passing on some Rugby insights to the Thai netball team; and rambling tales of life in the Cummins clan. You won't want to miss it. Hold onto your hat, it's going to be a bonza year.
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 220 In this 220th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the South African tale of why the African Honey Badger, or the Ratel (Raa-til), loves honey. The life of the honey badger is not an easy one. There is a lot of competition in the South African bush for scarce food resources, especially wild honey. So when a Honey Badger finds a fresh beehive, they are apt to raid it for all its worth. To this end Father Ratel has hidden his family’s stash of honey in a sack under his bed. It is brought out on occasion as a special treat for the young honey badgers to sample. But the family’s young son has sniffed out the stash and has been helping himself. His father suspects something is going on as his son has a decided whiff of honey about him all the time. So he asks his son where he is getting the honey from. His son tells him he is getting if from the Sweet Gum tree out there on the Savannah. But his father has never heard of a Sweet Gum tree, especially not one in this area of the veld (bush). He asks his son where this tree is so that he can check it out in the morning – which starts off a chain of events in which young ratel tries to recover the situation with predictable consequences. But is young ratel able to outfox his wily father? Download and read the full story here to find out what the eventual outcome was. 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.
A fast, funny, deliciously feral collection of ripper yarns, jokes, and warped philosophy. Utterly unique, often baffling, always inspiring. Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is loved all over the planet for his larrikin wit, amazing adventures and incredible lust for living. The Honey Badger Guide to Life is a handbook of maverick wisdom for anyone looking to go rogue, stand tall, dig in, have a dip ... and get smart, strong and happy in the process. Want to survive and thrive in the urban jungle? Read on - The Badger's got your back!
Tales from the Weird and Wonderful World of Evolution
Author: Léo Grasset
Publisher: Profile Books
Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite mound or the complications of the hyena's sex life? And why have honey-badgers evolved to be one of nature's most efficient agents of mass destruction? Deploying the latest scientific research and his own extensive observations on the African savannah, Lo Grasset offers some answers to these and many other intriguing questions. Having shown that natural phenomena are rarely simple and that often they get more complex the more you look at them, he brings to bear a mix of evolutionary biology and lateral thinking to explain the mysteries of animal behaviour in terms that are simple but never simplifying. He ends by considering how our origins in the savannah and evolution as the hybrid of several species can shapes our habits. Lo Grasset is one of France's brightest young natural scientists. Prepare to be fascinated, delighted, surprised, shocked and, above all, entertained by his brilliantly original Darwinian Just So stories.