Zoo runs competition, where you can name a snake after your ex

Get a snake named after your ex.Image: Getty Images You might already describe an ex as a snake. So why not name a reptile after them? An Australian zoo has launched a competition where you can do just that, allowing for a brown snake named after your former lover as its top prize. SEE ALSO: Welp, someone basically made that ‘Black Mirror’ dating app The competition run by Wild Life Sydney requires entrants to explain why their ex deserves it, and also donate to its conservation fund, which aims to help Australian native wildlife by funding research and educational programs.  The zoo’s general manager, Mark Connolly, said in a statement that the competition could give “someone unlucky in love … …

Lin-Manuel Miranda in talks for ‘Moana’ sequel

Where are my clothes again?Image: mashable composite:  To the stars and LeAnn Mueller Tom DeLonge is a mysterious man of many talents. A former member of Blink-182 and frontman of Angels & Airwaves, most know DeLonge as a as a kick-ass singer and songwriter. But he’s also an author, director, and entrepreneur who launched To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science, an organization dedicated to exploring science and the possible existence of extraterrestrial life. And in case you missed it, DeLonge writes children’s books now, too. The 43-year-old’s latest book for kids, Who Here Knows Who Took My Clothes?, is surprisingly advanced in the sense that it’s about a grown ass naked man.  If that somewhat puzzling description captured …

The 18th annual No Pants Subway Ride streaks across the globe

Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Image: Kerem yucel/ AFP / Getty Images Parts of the Midwest are experiencing the coldest temperatures in 20 years this week as the polar vortex takes hold.  On Wednesday morning, it was -22 degrees in Chicago, with a wind chill of -49, according to CNN. In northern Minnesota, wind chills dropped to -65. Flights are being delayed and cancelled. The USPS has partially halted service. In some places, it’s possible to get frostbite after only a few minutes of skin exposure. On Twitter, people are sharing the polar vortex’s wild effects in their own hometowns. There’s indoor ice, boiling water vaporizing into the air, innovative winter-wear layering techniques, and (crucially) bundled-up dogs. It’s so cold in …