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The Afterlife (TITANOBOA) Shane Gettis

A survey held at the well-known Princeton University of New Jersey concluded that 51% of all people had a mild to severe fear of snakes. This rather common phobia is completely irrational, considering that the majority of these docile reptiles are incapable of harming a human. 180 more words

A half remembered nightmare

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.                               – Cicero

The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason. 1,545 more words

Monster snake model slithers to UF's campus

Quite a funny story here. My photo editor told me there was going to be a giant snake at the museum — in fact, the largest snake ever to exist — and wanted me to cover it. 102 more words

Independent Florida Alligator

Netflix: It Conquered Me with Science (and History)

Oh, Netflix.
I’m afraid that I’ve fallen for you.
If only you had legs and a face and those work shirts from Sears…

I would just like to take this moment to thank Netflix for adding a truly ridiculous number of history and science specials to their instant streaming catalog. 578 more words

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