The anaconda has been in the news quite a bit in the last few months. First there was news of a Nicki Minaj backup dancer getting bit by a boa constri
The anaconda has been in the news quite a bit in the last few months. First there was news of a Nicki Minaj backup dancer getting bit by a boa constrictor during a rehearsal of Minaj’s Anaconda video, then there was news, complete with a video of some Brazilians that some say were harassing a green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) on Brazil’s Santa Maria River. Then there was the news of a green anaconda allegedly taking up residence in Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, which so far has been proven to be false. And now the Discovery Channel has received lots of hype regarding its latest Shock and Awe pseudo-amateur science special, the yet to be aired “Eaten Alive.”
Now, College Humor has gotten into the act with its Anaconda-The Educational Version (Nicki Minaj Parody). This video was published October 9, 2014 on YouTube and has received in excess of 3 million views since. It is a well done video, and despite some salty language at the end, and some animations that some may deem offensive, and the fact that none of the green snakes in the video look like an anaconda, it paints the green anaconda in a factual and scientific light. Check it out, but be aware that it may not be suitable for children.