Of COURSE this was in Australia.
"What kind of person creates armor that restricts the soldier's vision so much?" you ask idly, watching extras shuffle around in stormtrooper outfits. "ONE THAT UNDERSTANDS THE BEST GUARD AGAINST THE SERIOUS THREAT OF SPACE SNAKES," I interject, "IS CONSTANT VIGILANCE."Read More
Maybe we can have nice things?
Discovery isn't going to do any more fake shark/dudes not getting eaten by snakes ratings grabs anymore; they're going to get back to nature and science! Or, if you're one of the people who regularly tell us how wrong we are about megalodon, Discovery is quitting science forever! Take your pick. Choose wisely.Read More
In Obvious Cry For Help, Discovery To Air Show About Man In “Snake-Proof Suit” Being “Eaten Alive” By An Anaconda
*snaps her jaw back in place*
INTERNET! STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND HELP ME PROCESS WHAT MY EYEBALLS ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW!Read More
"Let's start with the neck..."
Imagine: you walk into a spa, prepared to get a nice relaxing rubdown, and what does your masseur turn out to be but a 20 foot Burmese python?! Total chill-killer, right? Maybe not -- apparently visitors to the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines just love being buried under a pile of snakes.Read More
Should I be reassured? I'm not.
The case of the Clarion Nightsnake (absolutely not pictured above) is somewhat of a controversy in the snake-expert community. The eighteen inch nocturnal species was discovered in the first half of the 19th century and then struck from the scientific record, only slithering back into the public eye after its rediscovery was announced last Friday.Read More
"I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method..."
We are not as cool as most aquatic animals with the ability to filter saltwater and provide ourselves with fresh drinking water whenever needed. Even though the assumption is that most sea creatures, like turtles, have this awesome ability, it turns out that yellow-bellied sea snakes have one that's quite rare: surviving severe dehydration.Read More
How do you say, "Flying snakes will kill everything you love" in Parseltongue?
In case you were sleeping well at night, not at all afraid of giant serpents slingshotting through your bedroom window - surprise! There are a whole bunch of snakes that can fly, and we've had no idea how. Luckily, these snakes are mostly in Southest Asia, and scientists have just figured out their secret. It's not Slytherin-related. Probably.Read More
Your nightmare fuel for the day!
Not too long ago we learned that turtles can live happy healthy lives with two heads, and now we know that a snake's head will bite its body right before dying. If you didn't think snakes could be more horrifying, check out this video and get ready to be proven wrong. I highly suggest listening to "Snake Eater" while watching.Read More
When Animals Attack is making a comeback, probably to a bathroom near you.
The one room in the home that most people can count on for a little privacy has in recent weeks become a nightmare place. Animal attacks, once one of many good reasons to avoid going outside, have moved into bathrooms around the world. In Israel, the latest attack saw a man minding his own business at a toilet rudely interrupted when a snake bit his penis, which might be the only situation to occur in a men's room that is more awkward than that guy who tries to start a conversation while you're both taking a leak.Read More
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
Not only are both geckos much larger than you probably thought geckos to be, but one of them is the best gecko friend any gecko could have and saves his buddy from a snake attack.Read More
You know how sometimes when you are driving, a wasp lands on your windshield and for the remainder of its existence on said windshield, "Please don't fly up through the air vents and kill me," is the only thing running through your brain? Well, what if that wasp was a snake? Not just hiding in a car engine this time.
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Probably high atop everyone's list of Totally Irrational Fears That Aren't That Irrational In Retrospect If They Actually Came True, is opening the toilet lid to see a huge snake staring back at you, probably eager to escape its watery prison once you helpfully lifted the lid. Worse: If you don't check before you sit down. Well, what if your car stopped running and you opened the hood to tinker with its mechanical guttyworks, only to see a humongous anaconda launch out at you? Because that happened. Right there in the above video.
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