88 Savage Facts About Snakes That’ll Give You Nightmares

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76Cobra Effect

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

77. 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.

78. A photographer who survived a black mamba bite without treatment. Only later did he discover that he captured the moment he was bitten on his camera.

79. Peng Fan, a Chinese chef, died after a severed cobra head bit him while he was chopping its body to make soup.

80. Kevin Buddin, an amateur herpetologist, captured a six-foot Taipan (the third most venomous land snake in the world) alive and, after being bitten, stopped locals from killing it. He died from the bite, but the snake was milked to provide the first Taipan anti-venom.

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81Snake wine

Cobras preserved in Asian medicinal 'snake wine' can hibernate in the bottle, awaken, bite, and even kill you after over 3 months.

82. The inland taipan is considered the most venomous snake in the world. It is estimated that one bite possesses enough venom to kill at least 100 full grown men.

83. The Indian cobra, Common Krait, Russell's viper and Saw-scaled viper are often referred to as the 'big four' because they are the four venomous snake species responsible for causing the most human snake bite cases in the Indian Subcontinent.

84. Carlos Hathcock, Marine sniper in Vietnam who crawled over 1500 yards to kill a high-ranking NVA officer. It took 4 days to complete because he could move only inches. He also said that he was almost stepped on while camouflaged in a meadow. As well as almost bitten by a Bamboo Viper.

85. There's a 'spider-tailed' viper that tail mimics the appearance and movement of a spider in order to lure prey.

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86Virgin birth

An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma had a virgin birth at the Louisville Zoo in KY, producing six female baby snakes with no male snake ever coming near her. The zoo curator speculated it was due to optimal living conditions and that he had fed the snake 40 pounds of chicken.

87. An Island off Brazil is Estimated to have 1 Golden Lancehead Viper Per Square Meter

88. The word Anaconda originated from Tamil. anai-kondra meaning elephant killer


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