79 Vicious Facts About Snakes Every Human Should Know

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51Band ZZ

The Band ZZ Top during one of their live stage shows decided to have a mixture of live animals, including vultures, buffaloes, and rattlesnakes on stage, but the buffalo rammed into a tank full of rattlesnakes and released them live on stage.

52. Vava Suresh of India, who has caught 30,000 snakes including 300 king cobras, has survived over 250 snake bites and has had to be put on the ventilator at least five times, declined a government job offer, because then he would not be able to help people when the need arises.

53. King Cobras aren't actually true cobras and are called that because their diet consists of other snakes, including Cobras.

54. An Indonesian pop star died on stage earlier this year after she was bitten by the snake she was dancing with she kept performing for 45 minutes before succumbing to the cobra’s venom

55. A snake's heart can move around its body to protect it from harm when it's eaten large prey

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56Paul Mornatz

In 1978, a dangerous cult called Synanon tried to murder an opponent by placing a de-rattled rattlesnake in his mailbox. The snake did bite Attorney Paul Morantz, but he survived and went on to prosecute Synanon, as well as Church of Scientology, Hare Krishnas, and more.

57. The mimic octopus can change into more than 15 different shapes, including snake, stingray, lionfish, and furry turkey.

58. If a snake gets too hot then it may get so confused that it mistakes its tail for prey, and tries to eat itself until it dies.

59. When Biagio complained about the naked figures in the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo in response, painted him as the judge of the underworld covering is a naked body with a snake and donkey ears.

60. The animal that kills the most humans each year is the Mosquito at 725,000 deaths, followed by Humans at 475,000, and then Snakes causing 50,000 deaths per year.

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61Opossums' immunity

Due to a robust immune system, Opossums are immune to a variety of deadly snake venom

62. Snake Oil was a real product sold by the Clark Stanley company, and in 1917 the U.S. Govt. had a bottle of it tested, but discovered that it contained inert ingredients and no actual oils extracted from snakes. The government sued and won damages of $20.

63. The only plane allowed to fly on 9/11 after the attacks was a plane from San Diego to Miami delivering anti-venom to a man bitten by a highly poisonous snake it was accompanied by two jet fighters

64. Pigs are immune to snake venom, a trait shared with mongoose, honey badgers, and hedgehogs

65. Sea snakes are often thirsty and dehydrated; they are dependent on rainwater, which accumulates as a thin layer on the surface of the ocean.

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66Karl Patterson Schmidt

Karl Patterson Schmidt, an herpetologist (amphibian expert) who was fatally bitten by a boomslang snake and, knowing he would die, created a scientific account of his own dying process by keeping track of his symptoms right until the very end of his life.

67. The Acanthophis snake is known as the Death Adder but that name is, somewhat ironically, a mishearing of the original name 'Deaf Adder' which comes from the fact that, unlike other snakes, they do not run away from human disturbance.

68. In 2011, Two farmers fed up with bribe demands dumped over 40 live snakes in a local tax office in India

69. There is a rare snake that has iridescent rainbow colored scales called a sunbeam snake.

70. The Burmese Python infestation in the Florida Everglades likely comes from the destruction of a 900 snake breeding facility during Hurricane Andrew in 1992

71Snake Charming

Snake charming has nothing to do with the music being played but instead, has to do with the instrument's movement.

72. The deadliest sea snake, the beaked sea snake, is actually two look-alike species. Both look identical and are equally deadly.

73. Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on earth at $38,858,507.46 per gallon far surpassing Thailand cobra venom which is $152,835.82 a gallon.

74. The "Cobra Effect" is where a solution for a problem actually makes the problem worse.

75. Nicolas Cage blew through a $150 million dollar fortune on things which included 15 personal homes, $ 67 million dollar dinosaur skull, and 2 extremely rare albino King Cobras.


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