Never too late to claim?

Former Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who spent six years as a hostage of leftist Farc rebels, is asking Colombia’s government for compensation. Ms Betancourt and her family are seeking $6.8 million in damages for ’emotional distress’ and loss of earnings during her time as a hostage. Colombian officials, however, appear to be rather surprised by this quest for compensation, pointing out …

It was a whopper

Green Anacondas are the world’s heaviest snakes, weighing in at around 250 kilos. Reticulated pythons are the world’s longest snakes, measuring up to 10 metres.