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Extra, Extra: That Venomous Sea Snake Is Already In A Museum

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  • Remember this guy from earlier today? The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has acquired the corpse of one of the yellow-bellied sea snakes that was spotted by a surfer in Ventura County on Friday. The snake died shortly after being handed over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and was then given to the museum where it was placed in a jar of formalin to ensure preservation. "It’s an insanely beautiful specimen," Greg Pauly, herpetological curator at the museum, told the L.A. Times. "There’s probably a lot of them swimming off the coast of Southern California right now." Literally everything about this is the beginning of a horror movie. Or Night At The Museum 4.
  • October's series of heat waves has put a strain on L.A County lifeguards.
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  • Another reason to totally H8 the drought: it's taken a toll on cutesy lil' pumpkin patches.
  • Are you going to go see Crimson Peak? Vulture has a list of other gothic horror works (books and films, mostly) you should check out if you're into that. Definitely recommend Rebecca.
  • Bradley Cooper agrees with co-star Jennifer Lawrence that women in Hollywood have been paid unfairly, and is going to bat for pay equality.
  • Speaking of celebs, Buzzfeed reports on the "downfall" of the paparazzi.
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  • Did you see that final play in the Michigan v. Michigan State game? Oh, boy. Here it is, called in Russian:
    Michigan State's miracle win over Michigan, as called on Russian television http://t.co/0RLyVtLFVC pic.twitter.com/9jXyrawnBz

    — Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 17, 2015