Stunned scientists have found the fossilised remains of the biggest snake ever known - a record-busting serpent as long as a bus.
Remnants of the boa-like behemoth were found at the site of an ancient South American rainforest.
The snake would have ruled the tropical area some 60 million years ago, at a time when the world was far hotter than now.
Measuring 43ft, Titanoboa cerrejonensis weighed as much as a small car and had a body more than a yard thick.
It matched the tyrannosaurus rex in length, and a duel between the two would be a scene straight out of the movies.
But, in fact, the dinosaur king became extinct five million years before Titanoboa made its appearance on Earth.
Palaeontologist Dr Jonathan Bloch, who co-led the expedition, said: "Truly enormous snakes really spark people's imagination, but reality has exceeded the fantasies of Hollywood.
Watch something never before caught on tape - the exotic bird of paradise mating ritual. Discovery Channel's 11-part series PLANET EARTH will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver joins Discovery Channel as narrator. PLANET EARTH airs on consecutive Sundays from March 25 through April 22, 2007 on Discovery Channel and in high definition on Discovery HD Theater.
Nestlé uses palm oil from companies that are trashing Indonesian rainforests, threatening the livelihoods of local people and pushing orang-utans towards extinction. We're asking Nestlé to give orang-utans a break.
Competitor during the 2006 Rainforest Challenge in Kedah, Malaysia
The towns of Quepos and Manuel Antonio are known as very gay friendly towns of Costa Rica, with a hand full of gay owned hotels and restaurants in the area. There’s not really any gay night life going on there other then the Tutu Bar (located above El Gato Negro) which has become more ‘straight friendly’ over the past few years, or the occasional gay party put on by one of the local gay hotels. Until recently, there was even a nude gay beach
known as ‘La Playita’ where gay travelers had been coming for years. The beach is still there, and locals are trying to keep it known as a gay beach, however getting naked is now done at your own risk and can mean an unpleasant experience with the local authorities. A new luxury hotel (Arenas Del Mar) has been built in the area just in front of the beach and since then, hotel staff are quick to call the cops anytime someone is seen relaxing nude on the beach.
(When visiting this beach as well as any place in Costa Rica make sure you carry a copy of your passport. Not just a copy of your photo page but a copy of the stamp showing when you entered Costa Rica. Without those copies you’ll guarantee yourself a trip to one of Costa Rica’s lovely jails.)
Hot tan sexy irls in bikinis perform extreme sports and fulfill their most private fantasies. On the beaches, ocean, rainforest, and skies of Hawaii.
Toyota Landcruiser competing in RFC 2006 event in Kedah, Malaysia
outtake video from a video shoot about rainforest birds and their habitat
Wildlife king cobra found at Teluk Bahang Dam.
Cuti-cuti to Malaysia, a Truly Asia. Visit a fascinating islands and beaches, a million years rainforest, and many mores interesting places in Malaysia. Cuti-cuti Malaysia
Crysis 3 is the bow-slinging FPS sequel coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in February 2013, featuring Prophet's return to New York, only to discover the city's been encased is now an urban rainforest. Here's a gameplay preview.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight song by the Nylons edited by RexRed to photos of Rain Forests and sleeping lions.
You're invited to create personalized graphics for a global special edition HP notebook. The winning designer will attend the European Music Awards as a VIP of MTV and travel to Tokyo and Houston to see their design come to life. It starts with your personal view, so tell us what's on your mind. What are you most passionate about? Rainforests, peace, clean water
Jeep modified and tuned by "Rawang 4x4" from Malaysia competing in 2006 event in Kedah, Malaysia.
Suzuki from Thailand rolls on it's side competing in 2006 event in Kedah, Malaysia