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Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands
"Sebastien Bascoules called catching huge snake ‘a dream come true’; he was called to a friend’s house after the reptile snatched a dog from the riverbank.................................................."

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U.S. Marine helps bag record alligator
"Sgt. Jesse Phillips says swamp training will never be the same after he helped bag a Mississippi state-record gator; 'It was shocking, a little scary'.........................."
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Quirky new discoveries on the Mekong: Flying Giant Squirrel and Parachute Geckos

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Flying frogs and giant squirrels, Parachute Geckos, eyeless giant spiders, snakes with Zorro mask, a fish of his genitals on the head has - and those are just the quirky and bizarre representatives from the current WWF report "Mysterious Mekong". In the report published on Thursday the conservation organization, there are over 360 newly discovered animal and plant species. The previously unknown inhabitants of the earth are all frolicking in the Southeast Asian Mekong region and were first described scientifically in a period of only one year.

"The more than 360 newly discovered animals and plants reveal to us how creative and fanciful may be evolution. Many species could be straight out of a science fiction movie. But actually they do not come from far-off worlds, but living on our planet, "says WWF consultant Kathrin lever. "The Mekong region is one of the last largely unexplored corners of the earth, a hotspot of biological diversity." But the WWF expert is also concerned with all the enthusiasm about the new discoveries: "Many species at risk of extinction, before they were ever discovered . The construction of roads, dams, large and rapidly growing cities threaten the biodiversity of the Mekong. "
According to WWF figures had in Southeast Asia since 1990, 2.7 million hectares annually jungle give way to huge monoculture plantations. In addition, to create around 150 new hydropower plants. Already today there are 70 percent of the mammal species occurring only here in the Red List, including the Indochinese tiger or Asiatic elephant. The last Javan rhino in the Asian mainland was poached in Vietnam did in 2011. The 369 new discoveries may soon be gone forever.
Sustainable use aim must therefore be, the WWF-demand to protect biologically valuable areas along the Mekong River across borders and permanently with support from the international community, and the natural resources. Healthy, intact ecosystems would it also benefit the people living there. For example, many of the planned dams would threaten not only biodiversity but also endanger food security in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Background WWF Report "Mysterious Mekong"
Among the new discoveries from the period 2012-13, there are 290 plants, 24 fish, 21 amphibians, 28 reptiles, three mammals and a bird. The region "Greater Mekong" covers Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China's southwestern province of Yunnan. Since 1997, here more than 2000 new species have been scientifically described :
Biswamoyopterus laoensis - The giant flying squirrel was discovered on a bush meat market in Laos. With its striking red and white fur, it is the first representative of Biswamoyopterus from Southeast Asia.
Hipposideros Griffini - The leaf-nosed bat discovered in Vietnam stands out with its grotesquely shaped, fleshy nose that supports the animals in navigation with sonar.
Phallostethus cuulong - was discovered also in Vietnam a small, almost transparent fish with a very ungewönhlichen Anatomy: The animals have their genitals just behind the mouth and therefore mate head-to-head.
Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense - An animal-flyer is a gecko from western Thailand. With skin flaps on the flanks and between their toes, the animals from tree to tree to slide. Rhacophorus helenae - Another animal-flyer is "Helen's Flying Frog". The huge, green frog was discovered only 100 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. With the help of his large webbed hands and feet, he glides through treetops. The amphibian was discovered in a small wooded area, which was completely surrounded by agricultural land.
Sinopoda Scurion - In a cave in Laos, the world's first giant crab spider was discovered without eyes. The regression of the organs of sight was only possible because the spiders live without daylight.

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Weird and Unusual Beauty of Nature

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Are the people that live here called, "Swingers?"

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Man finds rare $30,000 card during live Magic: The Gathering deck opening

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Pick a card, any card! Actually, pick a Black Lotus, if you can.
That’s because the Black Lotus is the rarest Magic: The Gathering card in the world. First introduced in the game’s original 1993 Alpha set, it initially saw a print run of only 1,100 (an additional 3,000 or so – also quite valuable - were printed in the 1994 Beta run).
So imagine one fan’s surprise when he found one, in mint condition, while opening up an Alpha pack live on the internet (the, uh, "magic" happens around the 8:00 mark):
he video was intended to show off the experience of opening up a vintage, sealed Magic deck, though it also shows off the experience of stumbling upon tens of thousands of dollars while wearing surgical gloves. Last year, an Alpha Black Lotus sold for $27,302 on eBay, and though that card was in near perfect condition, this one is in, well, perfect condition. Fresh fish, right out of the pack!
The Black Lotus is one of the game’s legendary ‘Power Nine’, a set of absurdly powerful rare cards printed during the game’s 1993-1994 infancy. They’re all valuable; in good condition, any of the Power Nine will easily fetch a few grand. But the Black Lotus is the Holy Grail, and it looks like one lucky guy just found the holiest one.

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This is a rare sight, a waterfall is blown upstream by powerful winds, and so glad it's caught on camera ~

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