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!
French scientists found in their studies of mice (BOO!) that mambalgin, the snake venom protein, helped pain tremendously and it is less quickly to be tolerated than morphine.
It will be a long time until this venom is approved by the FDA or any other drug administration, but who knows what could happen!
Just keep the snakes away from us. We've seen Kill Bill Vol. 2!
Tags: animal testing, black mamba, france, health, medicine, painkillers, science, snake, testing, venom