Have your nightmares been bland recently? Here you go: Fossil hunters working in an open-pit coal mine in Colombia have discovered the remains of 28 giant snakes that ruled the earth for 10 million years during the prehistoric period. The “Titanboas” weighed 1.25 tons and stretched 45 feet long. The snake snacked on turtles and ancient ancestors of the modern crocodile. It’s possible that the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago opened the opportunity for the Titanboa’s evolution. By comparison, the longest living species recorded is a 33-foot reticulated python from Southeast Asia, although the species average is only 20 feet. One researcher said, “The snake that tried to eat Jennifer Lopez in the movie Anaconda is not as big as the one we found.” (this story is from http://www.thedailybeast.com)
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ran across this new phone from Palm of all companies. seems pretty badass. too bad its on sprint, no one will get to use it! click here to read more about it.
as i flew in to DC on my 4th flight from kenya i ended up getting a fantastic view of the mall where the inauguration was about to go down. it was also my first glimpse at the frigid weather that was waiting for me and the shorts i was wearing on the flight because all two of the pants i brought to kenya were trashed. brilliant move. DC was like 8 degrees.
saturday night had a nice time at willies inauguration party. sunday i met up with jake and jen tapper and headed to maureen dowds house for a little get together. it was a odd crowd to say the least. i spent most the time in her dining room and living room which was crammed with random folks that included tom hanks, george lucas, anderson cooper, andrea mitchell, alan greenspan, brian williams, jon favreau, doris kearns goodwin, luke russert, and others.
afterwards i headed to the declare yourself inauguration party that had live performances from john legend, maroon 5, jamie foxx, jessica alba and samantha ronson (with her loyal lohan sidekick).
monday night i was all set to go to the huffington post party only for my jet lag to kick in full force. i ended up falling asleep at 4pm and waking up at 11pm ensuring i missed the party. sweet.
that ended up not being the worst thing in the world because we were up at 7am to head to the mall to attend the official inauguration. the event was a claustrophobes worst nightmare. we were pinned into a small bin and for 5 hours werent allowed to move. the event was amazing though. to be surrounded by millions of people who were all in a celebratory mindset and were feeling the emotions of hope and inspiration was amazing. i was truly moved by the experience and it was certainly a life moment i will never forget.