Good news for Indie
Calm down, Salma Hayek. According to the BBC, the world's snake population is on the decline.
After an abrupt drop in the snake population in 1998, researchers have found that species ranging from asps (the bane of Indiana Jones' existence) to vipers to pythons have decreased significantly, even in protected areas.
Biologists call the findings "alarming" and say much more work is needed to determine the cause. They are especially bewildered by the significance of 1998.
Some suggestions — it was really really hot. Bill Clinton denied, then admitted an affair with Monica Lewinsky; Billy Crystal hosted the Ocars; Google was founded and Viagra got approved by the FDA.
I blame erectile
Watch Salma Hyek panic over a serpentine visitor to her set (and nearly sacrifice Maya Rudolph):