Steve Irwin, Australia's energetic outdoor adventurer, crocodile hunter, environmentalist, and Discovery and Animal Planet TV personality, died today in the line of duty. Not eaten by a croc or bitten by a snake, but stung right in his heart by a stingray at Batt Reef (near Cairns), while making a documentary, so the police report goes. His wife hasn't heard the news yet, as she's on a hiking expedition in the outback of Tasmania. Never boring to live on the edge, if you don't mind dying there as well. Wikipedia already updated Irwin's records, and I found some interesting information there. Did you know he was terriby scared of parrots? And that his 176-year old turtoise Harriet, that was thought to have belonged to Charles Darwin, recently also died of heart failure?