The World’s Best Job Winner Has A Brush With Death
… or should that read, “So-called” World’s Best Job Winner?
Ben Southall, the winner of that hyped Barrier Island caretaker gig off the coast of Queensland, Austraila, was jet skiing with some friends when he had a little run in with 5 millimeters of venomous fury, otherwise known as the deadly irukandji jellyfish.
According to his blog, he was on his way back to the beach and felt a “bee-like sting” on his forearm that he quickly dismissed. At a massage a little later on, he noticed symptoms including tingling, hotness, back tightness, and high blood pressure. Apparently common knowledge in the area, the masseuse immediately directed him to the doctor, who quickly treated him, and was later released from the hospital. Lesson learned… to avoid death by jellyfish, rock the stinger suit.
TheExpeditioner.com is a travel site for the avid traveler featuring travel articles from some of the best travel writers in the world, as well as travel news, commentary, insight and video from a premiere team of bloggers from around the globe.