This quest for technology could have been deadly!
Sixteen year old Vera Oliphant walked up a hill outside her uncle's home near San Diego to get a better cell phone signal.
She heard rattlesnakes and before she knew it, she had stepped into a nest and was bitten at LEAST six times.
Oliphant went into shock twice and she went unconscious four times as she received treatment.
Thankfully, she is recovering well.
Cray-cray! This proves that nature can bite back!
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Wait…so let's get this straight…so a snake that can kill you can soothe you too?
The black mamba…the snake…not Kobe or Beatrix Kiddo…is one of the world's deadliest snakes.
If bites from this serpent are left untreated, they have a 100 percent fatality rate.
But hidden inside this nectar of death are a few proteins that can actually work as painkillers!
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You don't want to get bitten by a banana spider…or do you????
While a bite from this Brazilian wandering spider won't give you superpowers, it will give you an intense PAINFUL erection.
Yep…you read that correctly…a PAINFUL and POWERFUL erection.
…Along with other symptoms like tremors, shortness of breath, and excessive salivation.
You know, the uze…
So, the brilliant minds of American and Brazilian scientists have tested the venom on elderly rodents with erectile dysfunction, hoping the spider juice can help humans with ED.
Yep…so instead of spiders, you get pills…probably a safer alternative…
Then again….probably not…who needs an erection with a seizure attached to it?!
Tags: banana spider, erectile dysfunction, erection, health, spider, venom
Do NOT sign us up for this ritual!
There's a trial along the path to manhood for those living in the Amazon jungle… the bullet ant test!
Tags: amazon, ants, bee, boy, bullet ants, jungle, man, manhood, pain, sting, test, trial, venom, wow, young, young men
If you know anything about the Spider-Man comics, it's hard to imagine Venom existing without the web slinger's help. However, that's not stopping Sony from giving the classic bad guy his own movie WITHOUT Spider-Man!
While discussing this summer's release of The Amazing Spider-Man, producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach dished that the slobbering symbiote will get his own franchise. Although it will share the same universe created by the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, the two characters won't share the screen…yet.
Maybe referencing an eventual Avengers-esque crossver, Tolmach explained to the press:
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