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Hungry Snake Sets New…Pythons are ravenous creatures. They’ve been eating their
Pythons are ravenous creatures. They’ve been eating their way through the Everglades, wreaking havoc on the ecosystem.
A Burmese python with a big appetite for venison was captured, euthanized and apparently set an eating record that no one can believe.
“This gustatory feat sets a record: It’s the first invasive Burmese python caught with three deer in its gut,” said study co-lead author Scott Boback, an associate professor of biology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
Found in the 15.6-foot-long snake’s stomach were clumps of fur, several undigested hooves, bones and teeth. Based on the size and shape of the hooves – and the presence of a baby tooth – it’s been reported that one of the deer was an adult doe, (at least 1-year-old and about 99 pounds) while the other two were fawns, one about 1 month old, the other around 2 weeks old, the researchers wrote in the study.
“If a python is capable of eating three deer in 3 months, what else are they eating that we don’t know about,” Boback asked. “We don’t even know how many of them are out there.”
It’s a pretty scary situation down in the Everglades right now. These snakes have proven they have an immense appetite, and it’s hard to judge how often they gorge themselves. Researchers know they are invasive, but could they be single handily wiping out an entire ecosystem right under our noses?
Video: Man Builds 5-In-1…If there ever is a zombie apocalypse, I’m building one of
If there ever is a zombie apocalypse, I’m building one of these. It’s a 5-in-1, heavy-duty, ass-kicking machine!
This guy in Canada put all these guns together because . . . well, why not. And we’re giving him two thumbs up for it.
This 5-in-1 gun consists of a Marlin 1895 GS, an 870 Wingmaster/Masterkey, an IWI TAR-21, and a UTS – UTAS 15. It weighs 50 pounds loaded, and delivers one hell of a punch . . . make that five punches.
By the time he’s done shooting this massive weapon, he has to drop to one knee to hold it up. We’ll give him credit for building the gun, but maybe bust out some push-ups if you’re going to be packing like that.
Video: This is Why…This is why you probably don’t want a hippopotamus for Chr
This is why you probably don’t want a hippopotamus for Christmas.
Don’t let the catchy Christmas jingle fool you, hippos are not good presents. Just ask this guy who encountered a real life hungry hippo and lost . . . big time.
You thought deer running out in front of your car was bad? Just be thankful you don’t have hippos that chomp down on your car as you drive by. As you can see, this Ford was no match against a charging hippo. It smashes into the vehicle head on and then sinks its huge teeth into the front bumper. The car is basically just a chew toy for this huge beast!
If you have someone in your home asking for a hippopotamus this Christmas, take it from us, don’t do it.
Video: Raccoon Takes Over…Those of you that have been keeping up with our Live Eagle C
Those of you that have been keeping up with our Live Eagle Cam are in for another surprise.
Back in September, this same camera caught a glimpse of a possible Bigfoot walking through the woods below. Now, the nest has a new furry visitor. A raccoon has found its way up into the nest recently, and has made itself right at home.
On a cold, windy winter day like today, this raccoon is in position A. He’s been tucked away out of the wind for most of the day, but will probably climb down from his newly rented home once the sun goes down.
Hopefully mama eagle doesn’t come back anytime soon; she probably wouldn’t appreciate someone living in her nest rent-free.
Shooting with the Mann:…About 14 years ago, Hornady introduced the .17 HMR. This was
About 14 years ago, Hornady introduced the .17 HMR. This was a .17 caliber rimfire cartridge made by simply necking down the .22 Magnum case. The .17 HMR is blistering fast and shoots very flat. Soon everyone was pontificating that it would be the end of the .22 Mag., and for a few years that was the case. However, savvy hunters realized that the .17, as flat shooting and fast as it was, wasn’t as versatile as the .22 Mag.
The versatility of the .22 Mag. lies in the wide range of ammunition available for it. With bullet weights ranging from 28 to 40 grains, and with rifle muzzle velocities spanning 600 fps – from about 1,700 to 2,300 fps – the .22 Mag. might not shoot as flat or fast as the .17 HMR, but it is unquestionably a more practical cartridge.
A 40-grain FMJ load for the .22 Mag. will penetrate almost 20 inches in 10 percent ordnance gelatin. This is a great load for head-shooting tree squirrels because it won’t damage excessive amounts of meat. On the other hand, CCI’s 30-grain JHP load screams out of a rifle barrel at more than 2,300 fps and expands like a bomb. This makes it a great load for ground hogs or prairie rodents.
For those seeking one load for all things, Hornady’s 30-grain V-Max will penetrate about 8 inches in ballistic gelatin, and it’s more than... Read More
Decapitations And Dirty Politics…FOXThe potency of Empire‘s elixir is evidentÂ&nb
The potency of Empire‘s elixir is evidentÂ in the concentrated dose offered by theÂ openingÂ of the show’s second-season premiere. At a “Free Lucious” concert held by the Lyon family, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) descends from the heavens, lowered onto the stage in a cage while wearing a full-body gorilla costume as King Kong-like music blares over the crowd. (I’m not making this up.) She proceeds to rip off the mask toÂ launch intoÂ a tirade condemning the imprisonment of Lucious, as well as the imprisonment of other black males. It’s a madcap moment, but it’s indicative of Danny Strong and Lee Daniels’ ability to make the ridiculous rhythmic.
The season two opener takes place several months after the events of the season one finale, which sawÂ Lucious (Terrence Howard) apprehended for the murder of Bunkie (Antoine McKay). We learned then that the key witness in the case was Vernon (Malik Yoba), but with Vernon now dead, it’s only a matter of time before the head Lyon gets set free. In any case, Lucious is floundering in prison, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is dealing with the stress of running the Empire company, and Cookie, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), Anika (Grace Gealey), and Andre (Trai Byers) are placing their chess pieces into position for the hostile takeover they began plotting last season. The major piece in that game is Mimi Whiteman, played by new addition Marisa Tomei. Whiteman controls the purse strings on a... Read More
The ‘Black-ish’ Premiere Joined…ABCOn the season premiere of ABC’s Emmy-nominated blac
On the season premiere of ABC’s Emmy-nominated black-ish, which returned last night for a second season, the Johnson’s youngest son Jack (Miles Brown) is expelled from school for saying the n-word while innocently rapping Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.” There’s a zero-tolerance policy, and even though Jack doesn’t say it in a hateful way, or even call someone else the n-word, he still gets in trouble.
His dad Dre (Anthony Anderson) asks his black co-workers why they say “THE word,” to quote the episode’s title. One responds it’s a “great rhyming word,” and the other only thinks it’s fine to use because he’s a spineless suck-up; if his boss Dre finds nothing wrong with a black person using it, then he doesn’t, either. And vice versa. Dre grows more and more confused, especially after talking to the school’s strict black principal. Can anyone say it?
IfÂ black-ishÂ doesn’t come to any clear answers, it’s hardly alone in grappling with the question.Â Let’s explore how eight other TV shows mined similar “THE word” territory.
Archie Bunker freely used the derogatory term “coons,” but he didn’t say the n-word until season eight’s “Two’s a Crowd,” a superb exploration of where racism comes from. For Archie, it was passed on from his abusive father, who freely called black people the n-word, so he does, too. At least until he gets beaten up by a black student at school. “Did you ever possibly stop to think that... Read More
Deep Netflix: ‘China Strike…Astoria FilmsThe 2000 filmÂ China Strike Force, f
The 2000 filmÂ China Strike Force, from Hong Kong director Stanley Tong (Super Cop,Â Rumble in the Bronx),Â won my heart forever before I even watched a frame. It was a two-step process.
Step one: While spelunking in the deep, deep Netflix action movies archive one night, I spotted its box cover, which features a) the title; b) a picture of Mark Dacascos, best known as one of the stars of the live-action Double Dragon movie and the host of Iron Chef America; and c) a picture of Coolio. Color me intrigued. Color me very intrigued.
Step two: I rushed to Google — like, immediately — to find out more about the movie, where I was greeted with this description (emphasis mine):
Shanghai police Detectives Alex Cheung (Lee-Hom Wang) and Darren Tong (Aaron Kwok) stumble onto the massive cocaine smuggling operation of crime boss Tony Lau (Mark Dacascos) and attempt to take down Coolio (Coolio), the American dealer in his employ who is responsible for bringing the drugs into China. In the midst of the criminal activity, Alex gets engaged to the daughter of his superior, Sheriff Lin (Paul Chun), which adds personal tensions to an already heated case.
Did you catch the little slice of magic in there? China Strike Force is a movie that stars Coolio as a drug smuggler named Coolio. I have been thinking about this basically non-stop since I read it, and I have come to the conclusion that the only way it could be better is if... Read More
Five Movies We Are…UniversalThis weekend, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks
This weekend, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks off with the premiere of The Walk, the Robert Zemeckis-directed story of Philippe Petitâs (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) famous 1974 high-wire walk between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. The festival — which spans from September 25 through October 11 â will feature many premieres, as well as notable films that premiered at other festivals, that will all factor into this yearâs Oscar race. So, with that, here are five huge films weâre looking forward to at this yearâs New York Film Festival.
As previously mentioned, The Walk is the festivalâs opening night film, concluding with New York Film Festivalâs opening night party, which is always a tough ticket. The Walk is only Robert Zemeckisâ second live action film since way back to his 2000 hit, Cast Away. And once again, along with Flight, Zemeckis tries to scare the living piss out of anyone who has a fear of heights — this time by telling the story of Philippe Petitâs very illegal 1974 high-wire act between the two World Trade Center towers. As a fan of Man on Wire, it will be interesting to see how Zemeckis makes this remarkable event into a full-length narrative film.
Steven Spielbergâs first film since 2012âs Lincoln will make its debut at the New York Film Festival. What was forever known as Steven Spielbergâs Untitled Cold... Read More
There’s No Reason We…I’m sure Michael Fassbender will be fine as Steve Jobs
I’m sure Michael Fassbender will be fine as Steve Jobs. He’s got the piercing eyes, and the gravitas, and a talented director in Danny Boyle guiding the performance, and really everything else you could ever want to take on the role of the visionary, mercurial Apple founder. And he looks great in a black turtleneck and glasses. He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine.
But I wouldn’t be doing my job as a pop-culture critic if I didn’t bring something to your attention here. There’s really no reason we couldn’t have let Jason Statham play Steve Jobs.
Like, that was an option. Before any of the roles were cast, when the whole movie was nothing but words on the page, someone could have sent the script to Jason Statham and offered him the role. Everything else could have stayed exactly the same. Watch this trailer and imagine all of the Sorkin-scribed words being said by Jason Statham — in his regular voice, making no attempt to do an American accent — instead of Michael Fassbender, and then try to tell me you wouldn’t watch that movie.
“Oi sat in GAR-age an’ infented the future.” Oscars here we come.
But maybe you’re still skeptical. Maybe you’ve seen the trailers and now have your heart fully set on Fassbender in the Sorkin/Boyle version of the movie. Maybe you read my idea and said “Interesting, but I’ll pass.” That’s fine, too. You’re wrong, but it’s fine. It was just an exercise in hypotheticals anyway, as the movie’s been shot and... Read More
If You Want To…We all want to be happy, healthy, and successful, but aren&r
We all want to be happy, healthy, and successful, but aren’t always sure how to do it. You do things here and there to improve your quality of life, but you seem to lack consistency. For example, if you want to feel happy, you may go for a hike, hang out with friends, or have a weekend getaway. To be healthier you may join the gym, take yoga classes, change your eating habits, etc. All of those things are great to do, however, it might be more helpful to look a little bit deeper than the short-term and find habits that stick.
Take a look at these 10 things you can start doing today to get you on the right track:
Sit down and think about all the things you want to do before you die. Want to travel to another country? Skydive? Learn a new language? Whatever it is, write it down. Make a 30-day bucket list as well as a 5-year bucket list. Often times people tend to live as though they’ll live forever. They sink into “tomorrow” and end up with a lot of yesterdays that are filled with a whole lot of nothing. Don’t plan your ambitions around your life, plan your life around your ambitions.
In today’s world, almost everything that we do is through the internet or a mobile device. You can become easily wrapped up in other people’s lives and forget about your own. Think about how often you go out to eat and see others on their phone and not talking to the person they’re... Read More
Why You Should Cherish…Have you ever stopped and thought about the people in your l
Have you ever stopped and thought about the people in your life? Are they all the same sorts of people? How do they influence what you do or how you think about yourself and the world around you? It’s often quoted that we are the average of the five people we spend our time with, so what kind of people do you choose to be around?
Have you ever considered that the quality of your life and the quality of your work are a direct result of the standards you have for yourself and the standards of those around you?
Most of us pick up friends out of proximity to where we are at a particular time. Whether they are friends we know from school, work, or the activities we do most, we tend to choose to spend the most time with people we see easily on a regular basis.
Not only that but, as humans, we always want to make friends and spend time with people that praise, appreciate, and recognize us. This seems obvious because we all want to feel loved and accepted without any hassle or feelings of criticism, but is this helping our growth and development as a person?
Shying away from people that are seen as harsh or critical might be doing you more harm than good. This isn’t about spending time with selfish, manipulative, and hurtful people we all encounter from time to time, instead it’s about surrounding yourself with friends that tell... Read More
7 Exquisite Window Displays…In real, a company can increase its effectiveness and s
In real, a company can increase its effectiveness and sales by using good graphics display ideas for their outlets and stores. These graphics display ideas can be thematic and thus enhance the impact of the sales and the business message on the customers.
Inspiration can come from many sources. It is surprising how much inspiration can be drawn for your upcoming project or portfolio just by walking down the local street. There are so many things such as shoes, clothes, games, CDs, even food that can be combined to make a good window display for the shop. Window display art has evolved a lot in the recent years. Its aim is to attract the passing by customers and lure them into the shop.
Here are the some of the best and most exquisite examples of window displays that have been selected from around the globe. They were created by the best artists and creative directors.
At Creative Bloq, Kyle Bean is considered a favorite of the company. He has worked with big names like Gucci, Casio, and Wired, he has developed an excellent reputation. He is considered the most sought after designer of windows display in the UK. The display he created for Diesel’s flagship store situated in London has tiny models, vines, and a beautiful temple. It is an amazing sight to behold.
The ice sculpture of Okamoto Studio gave a very distinctive look to the window of the department store of New York. It... Read More
Lost Data? Use These…Data loss can happen on any device that is capable of storin
Data loss can happen on any device that is capable of storing data. Even a simple misplacement is a loss of data, and it is a loss technically. There are number of reason for this like human error, file corruption, hardware, site relates thefts, viruses and damaging malware, mechanical damages of hard drive, power failure, spilling coffee, and other water damages etc. Thus the permanent loss of data needs to be avoided as it hinders the ongoing success of business.
Though there are number of ways for recovering the data but it is expensive business so it’s better to take substitute which is backing up your data, photos and key documents on regular basis. Even there are number of backup regimens but it is of less comfort. As and when you are aware that data loss had happened, first thing which is critical is stop using drive immediately which is affected.
Things to be considered while recovering data from corrupted or deleted devices as below:
There are number of tools available, but I personally recommend these 3 free recovery softwares below. Try some to ease the recovery of lost data.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recovers files which are... Read More
Problems Keeping Up? 10…It can be problematic to get organized and keep track of all
It can be problematic to get organized and keep track of all the expenses and responsibilities. Sure, you can always write everything down, but there are more sophisticated and efficient methods to do all this. Today, you can use apps for various purposes, and they will help you organize, track your progress, and they even help you do your job or daily tasks more efficiently.
Of course, not every app is intended for this purpose, and even those that are can sometimes fail to live up to their words. Since this is the case, I have compiled a list of apps that I am using, or that I used at some point, in order to give you an idea of just how helpful some apps can be. Here are 10 apps that can help you get highly organized.
Clear is simple, but brilliant. It is a to-do list app, and it helps you keep up with all of your tasks. Basically, you create to-do lists and separate them into categories, in the order of which tasks you want to prioritize and which tasks can wait. The app will remind you of your duties and their urgency.
It really simple and fun to play with, since it has a user-friendly interface and it is available for iOS, OS X, and Apple watch. So, if you plan to get a new iPhone make sure you get ‘Clear’ and put that gadget to a good use.
If you work as a project manager, or if you want to get organized with people inside the same household, you can use Basecamp. Basecamp is great for creating... Read More
The 36 Best Things to Eat in New…Forget about things you should eat before you die, try these 36 best thing to…
Forget about things you should eat before you die, try these 36 best thing to eat in new orleans.
What is it: Fried dough fritters, generously topped with white powdered sugar is an absolute must eat if you visit New Orleans. Accompany this with a steaming cup of cafÃ© au lait.
Where to eat: CafÃ© Du Monde, 800 Decatur Street.
What is it: Vegetarians love it, but there is no reason for you to not try this even if you are into meat more than veggies.
Where to eat: Domenica, 123 Baronne Street
What is it: Fluffy waffles, melted brie and tart blueberries create a near sinful combination which will revolutionize your idea of taste with every bite.
Where to eat: Biscuits and Buns on Banks, 4337 Banks Street.
What is it: This Mexican dish has a delicious topping of spicy butter, salsa Rosado and cotija cheese. This is your best answer to what to eat in New Orleans.
Where to eat: MaÃ¯s Arepas, 1200 Carondelet Street.
What is it: A century old recipe, the French Shrimp Po Boy is made of perfectly fluffy French bread brimming with lip-smacking shrimps.
Where to eat: Domileseâs Po Boys and Bar, 5240 Annunciation Street.
What is it: I had never... Read More
14 of the Best Bucket List Adventures from…Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots…
Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots of their most memorable trips and activities in 2015—tagged #OutsideBucketList—and we weren’t disappointed. From scuba diving between continental plates and river surfing in Germany to climbing one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, the outdoor community spent the year going on epic adventures and documenting the evidence. Here are 14 of our favorites, and we highly recommend adding them to your 2016 Bucket List.
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@lizzyvanpatten unwinds with some yoga during a climbing trip at Valle De Los Condores, an area in the mountains between Chile and Argentina that boasts around 200 climbing routes.
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Mushing through fresh powder offers sweeping views of the Northern Lights and close contact with sled dogs, an integral part of Alaska’s history.
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XFX Radeon R7 260X Video Card down to…We wouldn’t say the Radeon R7 260x graphics card is the end all be all…
We wouldn’t say the Radeon R7 260x graphics card is the end all be all for gaming – far from it – but it’s way better than an integrated GPU, and today’s dirt cheap. We found an XFX Radeon R7 260X card for $75 via Best Buy’s eBay storefront. You’d pay at least $40 more anywhere else.
For the price of a base model iPad Air 2 Retina, you can snag an iPad Air 2 Retina 64GB today from a reputable eBay seller. Open Box but effectively New condition – not a bad way to save.
And for Battlestar Galactica nerds, the complete Battlestar Galactica series on Blu-ray only sets you back $89 today only from Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Book: The MacBook Killer in WaitingEveryone expected Microsoft to say something about the Surface 4 in its early October event…but…
Everyone expected Microsoft to say something about the Surface 4 in its early October event…but few were expecting an entirely new machine as well. That, however, is what we got with the Surface Book laptop, a new model that Microsoft is aiming squarely at MacBooks and similar lightweight, often professional computers.
The Surface Book isn’t exactly a laptop – the top can be folded around and detached completely to work on its own as a tablet. But this hybrid functionality aside, when the keyboard and screen are together it really does look like a laptop.
The screen is a 135-inch display, RAM is provided up to 16GB GDDR5, and there’s a sixth-gen Intel processor inside too. Microsoft claimed that the Book could be about twice as fast as a MacBook at its conference.
In addition to the extra-flexible screen, the Book is also made to be used with the Surface Stylus, if the many press photos are any indication. Microsoft seems to be appealing to a wide range of users here, from business professionals to designers, artists,... Read More=>
Roku 4 Offers 4K, New Menus, Private Listening,…Hot on the heels of announcements about the new Apple TV, the shiny TiVo Bolt,…
Hot on the heels of announcements about the new Apple TV, the shiny TiVo Bolt, Fire TV, and the updated Chromecast, Roku has thrown its hat into the ring with the Roku 4. Like the other new entrants, the Roku 4 works hard to bring some new features to the table, but offers a very familiar core package.
Let’s talk about those new features. First off the bat, there’s a whole lot of support for 4K and 4K video content, including 4K labels so you can quickly tell what content is in ultra HD, and what Roku is claiming to be more 4K channels at launch than its competitors.
The interface, through which you can brows 300,000 movies and TV episodes on more than 3,000 channels, has also received an update. Controls for apps like Netflix and other types of browsing have been streamlined as well. There’s also an increased focus on voice search, so you don’t have to mess around with the remote to search for a particular show.
Speaking of that remote, it comes with a few unique features of its own. First, there’s a little headphone... Read More=>
Living Level-3: Iraq — Chapter 2The World Food Programme and artist Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic…
The World Food Programme and artist Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic novel highlighting the work of the organization's humanitarian aid workers and those they strive to help.
The comic, titled "Living Level 3," for the most severe classification of humanitarian crisis, tells the story of a fictional humanitarian aid worker, Leila, on an aid mission after the self-described Islamic State brutally seized territory there in 2014.
Read the second chapter of the novel below. We'll release another chapter in the story each day.
Neil Strauss on the Truth, Monogamy and RelationshipsIn The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one…
In The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?
The book details his journey away from his monogamous relationship, and into a world of cheating, orgies, and sex addiction clinics. Neil begins, "As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I'm not proud of -- and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain."
What he discovers along the way is the agony, and the joyful freedom of living a life in which he is 100% truthful with everyone he meets: the girlfriends in his open relationship, his mother, and himself.
When you started writing The Truth, did you know it would be about marriage and monogamy?
Yeah, I don't write with an agenda or a place that I'm going to. I might have an idea, but I'm always willing to discard that idea. It was the same when I was doing journalism and interviews... Read More
Why Everyone Has Time To WriteMany of the students I meet at writers' conferences complain that they don't have enough…
Many of the students I meet at writers' conferences complain that they don't have enough time to write. These men and women have full-time jobs, marriages, children, hobbies, parties to attend and favorite television shows to follow. How in an already full life are they expected find one or two hours a day to write a book?
It's a good question, and the simple, honest, but ultimately unhelpful answer is this: every writer who has ever written a book has had a full life within which that book was written. If you need "more time," get up an hour earlier every day. That's what a lot of writers do. Or they go to bed an hour later. But usually they get up earlier. There. Problem solved.
Except this really solves nothing, just as telling a smoker to simply stop smoking solves nothing. The question most writers are really asking isn't, "How do I find time to write?" but, "Is writing a waste of time?" Going to college probably didn't feel like a waste of time because it would, in theory, lead to a career. And going to work probably doesn't feel like a waste of time because it provides an income and a social network and a bit of an identity. Even crashing in front of the TV... Read More