Nothing quite says "warm weather" like wild snake orgies. Here's everything you never wanted to know about trailside tangles of slithering serpents. Author: BACKPACKER Editors & Contributors Publish date: Jun 12, 2019 Updated on Jun 12, 2019 What is a snake ball? No metaphor: A snake ball is literally a ball of mating snakes (typically garters). Between 10 and 100 male snakes will writhe around a single female (or, sometimes, a male posing as a female) in an attempt to mate, creating a wriggling, rubbing sphere of horny reptiles. After anywhere between an hour and a day, only one male gets the chance to breed. Where can they be seen? Indiana Jones’s worst nightmare takes place every spring throughout North America, when garter snakes emerge from their winter hibernation to engage in romantic entanglement. Places to tread lightly: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN/NC; Glacier National Park, MT; Yosemite National Park, CA; basically anywhere. … [Read more...] about What Is a Snake Ball and Where Can I See One?
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PUBLISHED: 13:55 09 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:55 09 June 2019 Simon Parkin Grace Thoburn with her son. Photo: Ella Wilkinson Archant Grace Thoburn, from Harleston, was just 23 when doctors gave her the devastating news that she had a brain tumour after she suddenly began struggling to finish her sentences while talking to her family and suffered a series of seizures. Harleston mum Grace Thoburn with the mask used during her radiotherapy treatment for a brain tumour. Picture: Grace ThoburnShe has since had surgeries to remove her tumour and bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and is now pregnant with a baby girl - who is due in three weeks - so her two-year-old son will have a sister, and her husband James a bigger family.She said: "I wanted my son to grow up with a sibling because I have got two and I cannot imagine having any as we are all close. I kind of know it is a bit of a risk and that having two young children is going to be even more tiring."But … [Read more...] about ”No one knows what is around the corner’
By Bill Disbrow Updated 5:00 pm PDT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images What is 'Uber Comfort' and how much more will it cost? 1 / 35 Back to Gallery Your ride to the airport may now get an "economy … [Read more...] about What is ‘Uber Comfort’ and how much more will it cost?
Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press Updated 3:53 am CDT, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen delivers the opening speech, at the Danish Parliament, in Copenhagen. Denmark is holding a general election Wednesday June 5, 2019, with the center-left Danish Social Democrats widely expected to make a comeback after four years in opposition to Rasmussen's three-party government coalition. (Liselotte Sabroe/ Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP) less FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen delivers the opening speech, at the Danish Parliament, in Copenhagen. Denmark is holding a general election ... more Photo: Liselotte Sabroe, AP Photo: Liselotte Sabroe, AP Image 1 … [Read more...] about A look at what is at stake in Denmark’s general election
Nikki Scott of Scotty's Little Soldiers, with her children Kai and Brooke Picture: Matthew Usher. © Archant Norfolk 2014 For some families, Remembrance Day comes every day. Nikki Scott founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers in 2010 after her husband Cpl Lee Scott was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.The King’s Lynn-based charity now supports more than 350 children who have lost a parent who was serving in the armed services.“It’s a funny time of year,” she said. “It’s a very proud time of year but it’s a very emotional time of year for us.“It’s like Remembrance Day every day in our house, we’re always remembering Lee, we’re always talking about him. It brings a lot back, it’s a very special time of year.” Cpl Scott, who came from lynn, was serving with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment when his armoured vehicle was blown up in July 2009.Corporal Lee Scott, who was killed in Afghanistan in July … [Read more...] about Norfolk charity helps families for whom every day is Remembrance Day