Well boys and girls, it seems there's a brand new competition in the Middle-East.
AND IT'S HEATING UP!
The Islamic State is beating Al Qaeda at being the world's leading terrorist group, says the US State Department.
The "unprecedented" spread and brutality of ISIS, its strength in recruiting foreign fighters, messaging and its ability to inspire lone wolf attacks have helped the group supplant Al Qaeda as the leading global terrorist group, said the State Department's annual terrorism report.
The report says both groups were adapting their tactics in ways that are more brutal and harder to trace.
"The prominence of the threat once posed by core Al Qaeda diminished in 2014," the report said.
In addition to significant losses of its core leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan, it noted that "Qaeda leadership also appeared to lose momentum as the self-styled leader of a global movement in the face of ISIS's rapid expansion and proclamation of a Caliphate", said the report accessed by CNN on Friday.
The number of terrorist attacks in 2014 increased 35 percent over the previous year, but were more heavily concentrated in a handful of countries.
Prosecutors on Thursday filed a murder charge against 59-year-old Linda Jackson of Lake Los Angeles.
She was jailed and it's unclear whether she had obtained an attorney.
KNBC-TV says Jackson is charged with striking her 59-year-old boyfriend, David Ruiz, in the head with a can of peas, a can of carrots and a can of sprouts yesterday at her home. (Unconfirmed reports are that the woman is a vegetarian!)
If convicted, she could face life in state prison.
Marc Anders, who uploaded the video, is a cryptozoologist who frequently uses digital manipulation to speculate about the existence of creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster.
When the above-displayed images began circulating in June 2015, a story containing oddly-specific details (how could the number of animals this snake had killed be known?) was attached to them:
Read more at http://m.snopes.com/fauxtography-animals-worlds-largest-snake/#fJVgMTp4quDovPBX.99