Monstrous 48-Foot Snake Related to Boa Constrictors Brought Back to Life

This 2,500-pound, 48-foot-long prehistoric snake was found near fossilized plants, giant turtles and crocodiles dating back to the Paleocene epoch, more than 60 million years ago when the world’s first known rainforest existed, and dinosaurs no longer ruled the Earth. Displayed at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, the massive 48-foot predator could swallow a whole crocodile without showing a bulge. Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile. (Smithsonian Institute) Continue reading »

Monstrous Pumpkins to Spook Heidi Klum’s Halloween Costume Party

Ghostly goblins’ and monsters’ faces carved in real pumpkins are set to haunt guests at Heidi Klum’s 12th annual Halloween party. Created by artists Ray Villafane and Bergholtz, these elves’ face sculptures were displayed during an exhibition in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas Wednesday.

Pumpkins carved by artists Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz (C) are displayed during a pumpkin carving exhibition in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada October 26, 2011. The pumpkins will be displayed at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party and other Halloween events at the TAO and LAVO nightclubs in Las Vegas. (REUTERS/Steve Marcus) Continue reading »