Counter Intelligence: Snakes on Plane Ground Flight

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  • Four baby pythons got loose in the cargo hold of a passenger plane in Australia and forced the flight to land. The non-venomous pythons slithered out of a bag inside a plastic foam box that was kept in the plane's cargo bay. The plane was fumigated and returned to service even though the reptiles were nowhere to be found.
  • Scientists are hoping to grow vegetables like brussel sprouts on the moon. An Arizona-based corporation plans to land "mini-greenhouses" on the moon's surface that could grow flowers and veggies in an attempt to see if future colonies could make their own food there.
  • All octopuses are venomous, according to a new study. Octopuses, cuttlefish and some squid are venomous but use their venom to hunt for food and likely pose no risk to humans.
  • Some canine experts say that Bo doesn't know he's the world's most famous dog -- but if the first family pampers him enough the Obamas' new pet will "definitely get an attitiude," said the owner of last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show winner. "Oh, they know they're famous," she said,
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