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New home for Kerala's victorious snake boat

Alappuzha (Kerala), Dec 22 : UST Global, the biggest employer of IT professionals in Kerala, will be the proud owner of the prestigious "Chambakulam Chundan" snake boat, winner of numerous boat races.The 120-foot-long snake boat, more than four decades old, can accommodate 110 oarsmen and won the prized Nehru Boat race in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2009, held at the famed Alappuzha...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : NRI | City : Alappuzha

Why is Metal Gear Solid's Snake called Solid Snake? Kojima explains

Snake is the most appropriate symbol for something sneaky, and Metal Gear Solid is a sneaking missionJust why is Solid Snake called Solid Snake? Contrary to popular belief, series creator Hideo Kojima has said that the name didn't actually come about from Escape from New York star Snake Plissken.to explain the code name Snake in the original Metal Gear. "The reason I used Snake as code name in MG was...
Source : Game spot |
Category : Games

New home for Kerala's victorious snake boat

UST Global, the biggest employer of IT professionals in Kerala, will be the proud owner of the prestigious "Chambakulam Chundan" snake boat, winner of numerous boat races.The 120-foot-long snake boat, more than four decades old, can accommodate 110 oarsmen and won the prized Nehru Boat race in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2009, held at the famed Alappuzha backwaters.Owners Chambakulam...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : City | City : National

Why We Are Afraid of Snakes

Brain Is Wired to React Fearfully to Snakes, Including in People Without a Conscious Fear of SnakesThe human brain is wired to react fearfully to snakes, including in people without a conscious fear of snakes, says a study in this month's issue of Biological Psychology.The study suggests the brain evolved to pay greater attention to the presence of snakes than other creatures, because snakes were among...
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others

Snake Found On Qantas Plane At Sydney International Airport, Delays 370 Passengers

Snake Found On Qantas Plane At Sydney International Airport, Delays 370 PassengersFly cap for a vine snake: A fly lands on the head of a vine snake in the Choco of Colombia.A small snake found onboard a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner, which was bound for Tokyo, delayed the journey of about 370 passengers who were forced to stay in Sydney overnight, airline officials toldThe 20-centimeter Mandarin Rat snake,...
Category : Health

‘Snake Salvation’ Star Jamie Coots Dies From Snake Bite After Kentucky Pastor Refuses Treatment In N

‘Snake Salvation’ Star Jamie Coots Dies From Snake Bite After Kentucky Pastor Refuses Treatment In Name Of GodJamie Coots, star of National Geographic’s reality series “Snake Salvation,” died Saturday night after being bitten by a poisonous snake.Jamie Coots, a Pentecostal church pastor and star of National Geographic’s reality show “Snake Salvation,” died Saturday night in his Kentucky home after...
Category : Business

Amazing photos of snake attacking crocodile, winning... and then swallowing the croc whole!

Amazing photos of snake attacking crocodile, winning and then swallowing it whole!It was one of the most astonishing battles in the animal world - when a snake decided it was going to swallow a whole crocodile for lunch.If it seems an impossible notion, these photos show the astonishing result as the snake slithered slowly away with the crocodile filling its body.Local woman Tiffany Corlis saw the...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Mystery of how snakes FLY solved: Reptiles glide from tall trees by flexing their ribs

Mystery of how snakes FLY solved: Reptiles glide from tall trees by flexing their ribsNever mind the cult movie Snakes on a Plane - scientists have shown how some serpents can fly.Paradise flying snakes and banded flying snakes are able to 'slither' through the air in Asian rainforests. Adopting an S-shape, they are able to glide almost 100 feet from tall trees.'They look like they are swimming,' said...
Source : dailymail |
Category : Science N Technology

At GM, Red Tape Still Rules

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot once said that where he came from, if you see a snake, you kill it. But at General Motors, if you see snake, you hire a consultant on snakes, then you form a committee on snakes, and then you discuss it for a couple of years.Mr. Perot delivered that cutting assessment more than 25 years ago. But he could have said it yesterday....
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others

3 cobras rescued from Jharpada jail premises

Forest officers on Tuesday rescued three cobras from Jharpada special jail here with the help of Snake Helpline.The inmates had complained about poisonous snakes on the jail premises following which the jail authorities wrote to the forest department to conduct a search operation. "The snakes could have sneaked into the jail through a huge drain on the premises," said Subhendu Mallick of Snake Helpline....
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Bhubaneswar