Awesome Snake Facts

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1. If you are bitten by a poisonous snake, and fail to receive medical attention, you still have a 50% chance of survival.
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2. Some snakes can survive without food for two years at a time by digesting their own hearts.
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3. Snakes can't chew.
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4. Snakes don’t have eyelids.
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5. The frilled shark is a super-rare shark that closely resembles prehistoric sharks. It can swallow food whole like a snake!
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6. The world’s shortest snake is four inches long and often mistaken for an earthworm.
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7. There is a snake venom that causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
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8. In the Second World War, the Allies had a plan to drop boxes of poisonous snakes on enemy troops.
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9. 6% of drivers will go out of their way to hit an animal they hate, like a tarantula or a snake.
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10. Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.
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11. Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep "Snakes on a Plane" as the title because it was the only reason he accepted the role.
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12. The black widow's venom is 15 times more deadly than a rattlesnake's.
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13. A grass snake can move at 4.2 miles per hour
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14. Human skin is made up of keratin, which is the same material the makes up the scales of snakes and armadillos.
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15. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
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16. The mortality rate if bitten by a Black Mambo snake is over 95%.
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17. Some women prefer to insert the tail of a snake to pleasure themselves from its wriggling. This is called Ophidicism.
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18. The venom in 1 bite from a Fierce Snake could kill 250,000 mice.
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19. Some lizard species have no legs and have to move around like snakes.

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