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"I've heard stories of pythons vomiting diamonds," Enabulele MacDonald recently asked Weird Animal Question of the Week. "Is this true?" Some questions are just gems. There is a folklore of Nigerian origin that "a certain snakes will vomit a stone that illuminates an area that snake can hunt at night," Phillip Scher, an anthropologist at the University of Oregon, says by...
WATCH: MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD INSIDE PYTHONWarning: This video includes graphic imagery. By Sarah Gibbens PUBLISHED MARCH 29, 2017 At first the video is blurry and difficult to make out. A bunch of men standing around a python begin slicing its belly down the middle. It soon becomes apparent that something of note is inside the giant snake, but it's not immediately...
Residents of a Colombian city were awakened by an alarm that warns them of impending disaster Friday night. Many in the small town of Mocoa were sleeping and did not have time to evacuate to higher ground, and were swept away by an enormous mudslide after heavy rains caused a nearby river to overflow. The surge of mud killed and...

Mauna Kea

The mighty chunks rise all over the world, including the oceans. They usually have steep, sloping sides and sharp or rounded ridges, and a high point, called a peak or summit. Most geologists classify a mountain as a landform that rises at least 1,000 feet (300 meters) or more above its surrounding area. A mountain range is a series...
Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Well, some cruise passengers actually can at least for a day. Each of the following cruise lines below offer passengers a day of fun in the sun on their very own private island. For many cruisers, this...