Last night, the Discovery Channel aired its controversial special Eaten Alive, in which a man tried (and failed) to get a green anaconda to eat him. And while we're glad that it didn't get that far, this special was just a bullshit excuse to use fear of these animals for the sake of ratings.
We don't know if the Discovery Channel's upcoming Eaten Alive special will truly show an adult man being swallowed by an anaconda. But regardless of whether it's real or fake, you should steer clear of this special, because if an anaconda did try to swallow a human, it would injure—and could even kill—the snake.
Last week the Discovery Channel claimed they would film a man being eaten alive in an snake-proof suit for their "Eaten Alive" special. Naturally, this did not go over well. And people are already starting to protest.
In a bizarre bid for TV ratings, the Discovery Channel has announced an upcoming special Eaten Alive, in which a wildlife filmmaker in a "snake-proof" suit will supposedly crawl inside a live anaconda. Uh...does the anaconda get a say in this?
In nature, it usually pays to pack on the pounds, especially if you're male and competing for a female. But a treasure of a paper explains why male anacondas have to fight for their ladies while staying small.
Watching this video is a little like peeling off a blackhead-laden nose strip, picking away at sloughs of sunburnt skin, or popping a particularly tumid zit. It's unequivocally disgusting, but also gratifying in the sort of way that makes you wonder if there might be something wrong with you. (I spent this entire…