As consciousness-raising videos go, this one's pretty batty.
Environmental activist Arteval Duarte is protesting the deforestation of the Amazon by filming himself putting two vampire bats in his...
뱀은 허물을 벗는다. 그런데 허물을 벗다가 허물에 갇히는 경우도 있나보다.
이 영상은 지난 6월 15일, 호주에 위치한 앨리스 스프링스 파충류 센터가 촬영해 공개한 것이다.
영상 속 뱀의 종류는 스팀선스 비단뱀(Stimson’s python)이다. 비단뱀이 벗은 허물은 하필 ‘출구’가 없는 동그라미 모양이 됐고, 뱀은 결국 출구를 찾아 허물 속을 계속 돌아다닐 수밖에 없었다. 뱀이 허물을 빠져나온 건, 허물을 벗은 지 3시간 만이었다고 한다.
“그 허물은 꼭 자동차 핸들처럼 보였어요. 파충류 관련 일에 오랫동안 일했지만, 그런 허물은 한 번도 본적이 없었죠.” 앨리스 스프링스 센터의 직원은 공식 페이스북에서 이렇게 밝혔다.
뱀은 일반적으로 몸을 성장시키는 한편, 자신에게 기생하는 세균들을 없애기 위해 허물을 벗는다. 센터 측은 이 뱀이 예상치 못한 상황에 당황하는 기색없이, 다시 정상적인 활동을 되찾았다고 밝혔다. 아래는 허물에서 빠져나온 비단뱀의 모습이다.
It's one thing to get lost in your own thoughts. Getting lost in your own skin is another thing entirely.
That's what happened to a snake in Alice Springs, Australia, that was trying to shed its skin.
The Stimson's python was crawling out of its old skin when it mistakenly crawled back into it, according to a Facebook post from the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.
The snake circled inside the shed skin for three hours before it finally broke through to freedom.
"It actually looks like a steering wheel. Have been in the reptile business a long time and have never seen anything quite like it," a reptile center employee wrote on Facebook.
Except for a small exit hole, the snake's skin doughnut remained intact.
Snakes typically shed their skin to allow for growth or to remove parasites. But this circular shed was definitely out of the ordinary.
The snake seems unfazed by the ordeal and has resumed normal activities, according to the...
A gun suspect on house arrest swapped his prosthetic leg and its attached GPS ankle monitor for a spare limb and went on the loose, shooting a man to death while authorities believed he remained inside his home, police in Washington, D.C., said.
Quincy Green, 34, appeared at first to have a strong alibi for the killing last month: A GPS monitor attached to his body that showed he hadn't moved in days. But the tracker had been mistakenly attached to a prosthetic leg, allowing Green to trade limbs and leave the house, according to The Washington Post, which cited court documents.
Green was ordered confined to his home in April while awaiting trial on gun possession charges. For reasons that authorities are still investigating, a privately contracted technician placed the GPS monitor on Green’s prosthetic limb.
Green left the house May 19, authorities said. During the outing, he shot 44-year-old Dana Hamilton to death, according to police, who didn't disclose the motive.
A tipster identified Green as the shooter several days after the killing, according to the Post. When detectives learned Green was on house arrest, they asked the city Pretrial Services Agency for his whereabouts on the day of the shooting. The GPS tracker showed he was at home, police said -- and remained there days later.
Investigators checked camera footage from the area near the shooting and spotted a gunman with an obvious limp, according to FoxDC. Inside Green's home, police with a search warrant discovered a box in his living room containing the prosthetic leg with the tracking device still attached to the ankle.
Cliff Keenan, director of the DC Pretrial Services Agency, told FoxDC the leg monitor mistake was "human error" on the part of the technician, an employee for California-based Sentinel Services.
"One would assume that the person doing the installation would know not to put it on to a prosthetic device," Keenan said. "We don't know what the company has been able to find out about how this happened under these particular circumstances, other than it was a violation of protocols."
Sentinel spokesman Chris McDowell told The Washington Post that the company's protocol was "absolutely not" followed in Green's case.
The technician who fitted Green for the tracker put the device over a sock and didn't notice the leg was artificial, McDowell said. Monitors are supposed to be affixed tightly to skin, never over clothing.
“We believe it was absolutely human error,” McDowell told the paper.
The victim's mother, Lillie Hamilton, is still coming to grips with her son's death.
"I’m just so hurt and I just hope I can deal with it. It’s just really getting to me." Hamilton told WUSA TV. "This is the worst that’s really happened to me all my life and I’m 72 years old.
"Why would they put it on a prosthetic leg? When it was supposed to go on the person’s real leg?"...
A man in Rhode Island has a big beef with a local restaurant that called him "fatty" on the receipt.
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It's hard to tell what stinks most about this story: The soccer player who farted or the referee that threw him out of the match.
The gassy penalty came during a weekend match with two lower-division Swedish soccer teams.
Adam Lindin Ljungkvist was given...
When you play the game of thrones elect a president, you pray Donald Trump doesn't win or you become an expat and/or die.
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A former NASA engineer may rocket to fame with his newest creation: the world's largest Nerf gun.
Mark Rober said he built the supersized Nerf toy mostly to survive in the workplace.
"People have these Nerf dart wars at work," Rober explained on a YouTube video showing off his handiwork. "In an effort to keep people from picking on me, I decided to create the world's largest functional Nerf gun."
Regular Nerf darts are too small for Rober's ginormous Nerf gun so he makes his own using plungers and pool noodles.
The gun is powered by a paintball canister capable of shooting 3,000-pounds-per-square-inch.
That's a little too powerful for Rober's needs so he's modified the gun so each blast of air pressure that fills the gun can shoot off five shots before it needs a refill.
The darts shoot out of the gun at around 40 mph and can travel nearly 400 feet -- perfect for some Nerf skeet shooting.
Of course, why do that when you have a watermelon handy?
No word on what Rober will do with his giant Nerf gun, but we definitely don't want to get on his bad side.
Ardy Ruff of Little Rock, Arkansas, thought it would be cool to prank his wife, but it's a joke that blew up in his face. Well, actually hers.
Last week, Joshua Varozza was just a humble bail bondsman in El Dorado County, California.
This week, he's a viral star, based on the reaction to a series of "dudeoir" photographs taken by his friend, Tami Bears.
Ordinarily, Bears specializes in wedding photos and...
Changing a diaper is a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
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