Friday, 24 January 2014


On This Day in Weird, January 24...

A brief one today. On this date in 1948 the Brazilian newspaper Diario de Pernambuco ran the attached photograph, submitted by local bank manager Senhor de Oliveria. According to him, it depicts a sucuriju grande found and killed on a riverbank, then towed out into the river. Before it was dumped, Oliveria allegedly measured it, reporting its length as 131 feet. He estimated that the snake weighed more than five tons.

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