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(Discovery)   Snakes jump from trees and glide 100 feet to attack. Sleep tight   (news.discovery.com) divider line 50
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2014-01-29 11:34:02 PM
"Flying UFO-shaped snakes" sounds like fodder for a late-night horror flick, but some snakes really do sail through the air and look like UFOs

So, a snake -- something with an identifiable shape -- looks like something unidentifiable.

Got it.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:04 PM
To determine what's going on up close, the researchers used a 3-D printer

*sniff*

farm7.static.flickr.com

/always something there to remind me....
 
2014-01-29 11:40:19 PM
I have to trees in my bedroom. Nor snakes. I shall sleep fine.
 
2014-01-29 11:51:09 PM

ArcadianRefugee: "Flying UFO-shaped snakes" sounds like fodder for a late-night horror flick, but some snakes really do sail through the air and look like UFOs

So, a snake -- something with an identifiable shape -- looks like something unidentifiable.

Got it.


Don't ask.  It's science.
 
2014-01-30 12:06:11 AM

Darth_Lukecash: I have to trees in my bedroom. Nor snakes. I shall sleep fine.


Might want to keep the windows closed

/just sayin'
 
2014-01-30 12:14:41 AM
Fark that bullshiat.
 
2014-01-30 01:11:20 AM
y no video discovery.com?
 
2014-01-30 01:40:42 AM
img.fark.net
OH HAI!

/Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata) is one of these gliding species
//this guy was hanging out in my room until I gently escorting him out
 
2014-01-30 01:45:10 AM
Once they fully unravel the snake's technique

Their Kung-Fu will be unbeatable!
 
2014-01-30 05:39:54 AM
This is not an attack skill this is an escape skill, Trollmittter.
 
2014-01-30 05:58:58 AM
 
2014-01-30 06:14:57 AM
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2014-01-30 06:19:38 AM
And by 'snake', I actually mean 'my penis'.
And by 'jump from trees', I mean 'goes'.
And by 'glide by 100 feet to attack', I mean 'roll in my sleep'.
And by 'sleep tight', I am actually referring to 'your butthole'.

So I guess what I'm really saying is,
When I tell you to "Roll over".
And you tell me, "I'll be farked, if I do!"
I'm telling you, that you'll be cornholed if you don't.

So, sleep tight. Euphemism.
 
2014-01-30 06:29:00 AM

ArcadianRefugee: To determine what's going on up close, the researchers used a 3-D printer

*sniff*

[farm7.static.flickr.com image 500x333]

/always something there to remind me....

Shouldn't they be pouring out a King Cobra (considering the subject matter?)

slotz: Good video of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDAsJCB2Pg


Thanks man, this is one of those articles that is totally useless without a video.
 
2014-01-30 06:37:31 AM
Snakes are assholes.


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-30 06:37:50 AM
UFOs are round, like certain durations of a flying snakes glide.

So I guess it looks like a street lamp.
 
2014-01-30 06:44:42 AM
I have Gorillas protecting my house. I'm good.
 
2014-01-30 06:45:27 AM
Kill the snakes.

That is all.

/Not really. But sort of.
 
2014-01-30 06:49:01 AM

macross87: I have Gorillas protecting my house. I'm good.


What happens if a gorilla with a banana shows up? Or a pointed stick?
 
2014-01-30 06:57:56 AM
Just play some Barry White tunes.
That'll mellow 'em out.
 
2014-01-30 07:13:42 AM

macross87: I have Gorillas protecting my house. I'm good.


Well, until the freezing weather sets in.
 
2014-01-30 07:23:12 AM
OK, so, just 30 yards?  Sounds like I'll have to use a more open choke.  Maybe even just cylinder bore.

SNAKE SKEET!
 
2014-01-30 07:29:02 AM
Sooo... they're going to "glide" their way into my apartment through a closed window and rape me while I sleep?

Gee, subster. That IS rather alarming.
 
2014-01-30 07:38:13 AM

mamoru: [img.fark.net image 604x399]
OH HAI!

/Golden Tree Snake (Chrysopelea ornata) is one of these gliding species
//this guy was hanging out in my room until I gently escorting him out


AWWWWW! He is so cute! I would have been tempted to keep him until I realized I had to feed him and I think rodents are cute, too. That would not go so well. Fly and be free, little snake! FLY!
 
2014-01-30 07:41:22 AM

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Get up on that biatch and ride.
 
2014-01-30 07:41:36 AM
That's cool! And the snakes are kinda cute. It'd be scarier if it was gliding tarantulas.
 
2014-01-30 07:53:59 AM
FTA: "The snakes launch themselves into air to move around their treetop home and to escape predators. They are mildly venomous, and prefer to take flight rather than fight."

Real attack snakes, those.
 
2014-01-30 07:58:11 AM
Who knew my ex wife could fly!
 
2014-01-30 08:01:40 AM
Another interesting snake read:  http://news.discovery.com/animals/2013-year-of-the-snake-130208.htm

FTA: "The largest snake on Earth was the Titanoboa, which lived among the dinosaurs and ate their young, among other things. It weighed 2,500 pounds and grew to 43 feet long."

img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-01-30 08:13:47 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-30 08:17:38 AM
Just wait until they get frickin' lasers.
 
2014-01-30 08:19:07 AM

digitalrain: Another interesting snake read:  http://news.discovery.com/animals/2013-year-of-the-snake-130208.htm

FTA: "The largest snake on Earth was the Titanoboa, which lived among the dinosaurs and ate their young, among other things. It weighed 2,500 pounds and grew to 43 feet long."

[img.pandawhale.com image 500x277]


Pussy.
 
2014-01-30 08:25:56 AM
freethoughtblogs.com

static3.wikia.nocookie.net


/once roamed the earth.

// will now roam your nightmares
 
2014-01-30 08:28:26 AM
Well, I have a new tidbit to share when I play the "Flying sex snakes" card.
 
2014-01-30 08:35:23 AM
I like snakes.
 
2014-01-30 08:50:35 AM

ltdanman44: [freethoughtblogs.com image 520x346]

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/once roamed the earth.

// will now roam your nightmares


Actually, not really.

Such a snake would almost certainly have to be a purely aquatic species.  It would have to have lived a lifestyle much like an anaconda, and like an anaconda it would be extremely slow and ungainly on dry (or even wet) ground.
 
2014-01-30 08:51:44 AM
The snake in my pants is a little bit shorter than 43'. Still prehensile though.
 
2014-01-30 08:51:48 AM

ltdanman44: [freethoughtblogs.com image 520x346]

[static3.wikia.nocookie.net image 738x358]


/once roamed the earth.

// will now roam your nightmares


Looks like a job for Ice Cube and J-Lo.
 
2014-01-30 09:00:32 AM
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2014-01-30 09:37:48 AM

slotz: Good video of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwDAsJCB2Pg


You got that in American, they talking some kind of jabber nobody can understand.
 
2014-01-30 09:43:32 AM
Also known as upper management.
 
2014-01-30 10:00:16 AM
Your move Australia
 
2014-01-30 10:15:08 AM

KarmicDisaster: macross87: I have Gorillas protecting my house. I'm good.

Well, until the freezing weather sets in.


Which this winter is like everywhere.
 
2014-01-30 10:58:37 AM

slotz: <<MUDDAFAKKIN FLYING SNAKE VIDEO>>


media.desura.com
/JK, I wouldn't hurt the little snakey
//...unless our airspace is violated
 
2014-01-30 12:02:43 PM

Oldiron_79: KarmicDisaster: macross87: I have Gorillas protecting my house. I'm good.

Well, until the freezing weather sets in.

Which this winter is like everywhere.


Except CA and AK, apparently.
 
2014-01-30 12:23:48 PM
I guess subby doesn't ever watch any nature shows.  cue the *old news is exciting* .jpeg

To paraphrase Buzz Lightyear "It's falling.  With style."
 
2014-01-30 01:49:44 PM
Pip?
 
2014-01-30 02:11:42 PM
Rather than a video of a video, try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vhgC_g1cmU
 
2014-01-30 03:37:24 PM
biologist doing aerodynamics:

Socha explained that, although water is much denser than air, it was possible for he and his colleagues to precisely recreate the air conditions experienced as the snakes fly

If he had used computer simulation, it would still be less acurate than a wind-tunel, but at least he wouldn't look like an idiot.
Or better, just ask someone that have actual basic notion of aerodynamics to do the resarch.
Air is also compressible!
 
2014-01-31 01:32:10 AM
Flying snakes are cool. That is all.
 
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