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Submission + - Snakes on a Plane... A Qantas Plane (

SJ2000 writes: "FOUR escaped pythons have caused a Qantas plane to be grounded in Melbourne after airline staff failed to find them. The young Stimson's pythons, four of 12 in a container in the Boeing 737-800's cargo hold, apparently escaped on Tuesday during a 2½-hour flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne."

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead