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I saw an interesting article on teletext today, it's not on there now. Apparently a man was bitten by a rattle snake and had about 35 doses of anti venom. So? I hear you say. Well apparently he was bitten AFTER he had killed the snake by decapitation! Apparently their reflex on the bite can Remain several hours after death!!! Anyone else got any did you knows?

TimmyD's picture

Three lads in South Africa went out 'trophy hunting' for Black Mamba's and split up. The object was to trap one and cut the head off for proof. As they were counting the heads back at the jeep, one of the lads collapsed and died. He'd put the heads in his trouser pocket and was bitten. A farmer in South Africa came home and found a Black Mamba in his kitchen, so in order to catch it he reached for the first thing to hand: a butterfly net. He died. If you're unlucky enough to be bitten by a Black Mamba, the idea is to sit down and wait to die, running about sends the venom around the body in a rush. It's called the Black Mamba as the inside of the mouth is black while this beautiful snake as actually grey. The Mamba's head is in the shape of a coffin. A Black Mamba can out-run a human, the only snake to do so. (could be hear-say that one). Our common Adder can strike three times faster than a young Mohammad Ali could punch. A photo taken of a striking Adder blurred at 3,000th of a second. In over a hundred years, only six people have ever died after a bite from our Adder. Four OAP's and two babies.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Interesting info there Andover... creatures like these do make me think nah thanks, I'm quite happy living in the UK instead of Australia where even hamsters could probably kill you

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mcbikeman's picture

Needs another excuse to not play!

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Bondsy's picture

Conger eels are the same. Caught one in Mevagissey Harbour once at night when it came in to feed. A local fisherman cut it's head off but two hours later it still snapped when prodded. Maybe not venomous but pretty scary.

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mcbikeman's picture

At the local social club jeeez went on for ages round the car park up and down stairs it was a terrifying experience thankfully I survived just:-)

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Last time we got relegated from the prem,last game v Sunderland we were already down,played shit lost 3 nil & the mackems were giving it to the fans in the east stand upper,so true to form a Conga was started...(now theres not many fans with that sense of gallows humour!!)and just look where sunderland are now,bit of payback that me thinks!!i wonder if they will start a Conga at the L.S??yeah probably leading everyone out of the exits!!;)

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asheshammer's picture

the living ones are very dangerous. Try telling that to "Pippa" a small dog that was part of a croc show in the Northern Territory for years. Little Pippa would run directly at the croc, yapping and flashing her 3mm canines. For years the croc would balk, turn around and rush back into the billabong. But a couple of days ago Pippa learned, to her everlasting horror, that enough is enough. The croc calmly and swiftly snapped her down. No more Pippa. Croc 1-0 Pippa, against the run of play. Big Sam would be proud.

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moore 6 legend's picture

I see the video footage ashes,just why would the owners let that happen is disgusting mate.

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asheshammer's picture

agreed!

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mcbikeman's picture

Left alone is very docile but any attempt to open it has killed many a manager

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Dicks is the man's picture

lol, dont go near the wallet of death. its ninja trained.

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Dicks is the man's picture

I thought a snake head being venomous was common knowledge lol.

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mcbikeman's picture

Bear grylls as he has said many a time after killing a snake and taking the head off that you must bury the head face down as the fangs can still envenomate....

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Some interesting facts here. Even the one about sullivans wallet. Yes Mac I watch bear but haven't heard the bury the head thing. You can rest assured I won't forget! As for crocs saw a show at Steve irwins zoo last year, they don't have too move much to look bloody powerful.

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Dogs have 2 types of colour receptive cones,humans have 3,butterflies have 5,but the mantis shrimp has "16" colour receptive cones in their eyes,that is some sort of pyschedelic shit they can see!!The mantis shrimp also has 2 clubs that it uses to punch their prey which has the force of a bullet shot from a 22 caliber gun!!also in the blink of an eye their clubs can punch 500 times,apparently if a human could throw a baseball as fast as the mantis shrimp punches it would be launched into space!!An interesting creature to say the least...

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Dicks is the man's picture

good in shrimp cocktail?

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That packs a punch....

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mcbikeman's picture

The Mantis shrimp can watch the world cup and its view will be better than 4k ultra tv ffs

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Did you know that the guitarist from mud wrote the Kylie song I can't get you out of my head.

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TimmyD's picture

Didn't Andy McCluskey write Whole again? and Nik Kershaw The one and only. It's funny watching Rob Davis in Mud knowing what he's achieved as a song writer seeing as Chinn & Chapman wrote the Mud hits.

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that Lanzini is injured and could be out for months

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Did you know petrol can go "off" and in cold countries they put a little bit of petrol in a whole tank of diesel just so it doesn't freeze.

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mcbikeman's picture

or any other bloody car judging by the sodding great dent the daft moo left in the rear and side panel of my motor....good job I was returning to my motor as the Bi**h was going to drive away.....grrrrr

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moore 6 legend's picture

did you no, i cant reverse park an SVU,not when I'm having my hat blown off at the wheel ;)

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Actually Mac I did know that. I see it all the time in my job! So many women get them cars but just can't drive them.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music, also
mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes

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asheshammer's picture

If we sign one mantis shrimp, one termite, one mosquito, one snake head, one crocodile, one woman, one bear, one terrier, one SUV, one hat and one can of petrol, we will win the league????

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Personally I think a mantis shrimp would be a good buy for defensive mid. If he packs a punch like that itl stop opponents rampaging through our midfield and getting at our defence.

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Woolly1's picture

Mike Nesmith (of the Monkees fame) mother invented Tipp-ex.

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Wooly I didn't know that!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Did it happen in 1985? :o)

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