Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has very lucky escape after being rescued from house fire

“But I washed my hands anyway, and by a fantastic stroke of luck, the loose tap that we never had fixed came apart, dousing the ceiling and partially extinguishing the fire.”

Seven-Foot Python Found ‘Snuggled Up’ on Electric Blanket in Child’s Bed

Steven Brown, a snake catcher from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, said: “[The snakes] had come crashing through the customers ceiling in the kitchen. One snake was located next to the front door and the other in a bedroom of the old country home.”

Terrifying Video Shows Man Dive to Capture 8-Foot Plus Python With His Bare Hands

He even posted a follow-up video, showing his hand dripping with blood as the snake bites his arm. Burmese pythons aren’t venomous, so there’s no real harm in the fangs. Orin, however, appeared to be mindful of the python’s tail wrapping around his neck, as the snakes are known to attack by squeezing their prey.

The sssstuff of nightmares: Horrifying moment mother catches a giant python napping in her child’s bed – as expert warns against everyday item that could see the same happen to YOU

If a snake is startled while it’s lying in wait for prey than it could lash out with a bite to defend itself. 

Female python, 62, at St. Louis Zoo lays 7 eggs, seemingly without male

The snakes at the St. Louis Zoo live in the herpatarium but aren’t on view to the public, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch. The snake, identified only as number 361,003, arrived from a private owner in 1961 at the age of roughly 3 years old.

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

Throughout it all, Sir Michael has been supported by wife Helen, who he met on a beach in Suffolk 60 years ago. He says: “We’re like a couple of old pals. We have been together for so long and known so much about each other, and yet still don’t know everything.

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

4. The original live arrangement of “On the Run” bore little resemblance to the electronic freakout on the record.Dark Side songs played live by the band in 1972, “On the Run” was the one that was most radically transformed in the studio. Originally known as “The Travel Sequence,” the instrumental was originally a guitar-driven jam […]

John Cleese, 80, strolls hand in hand with wife Jennifer Wade, 47, on cosy outing after second cancer scare

Speaking on Lorraine last year, the star poked fun at his messy love life, quipping: ‘Fourth wife, finally got it right! I really recommend it. If you can find a wife you really like…’