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Man puts rattle snake in mouth, gets bitten

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http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/off...snake.bite.kgw

I don't care if it is his pet rattle snake. He still deserves to win the Darwin Award.

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Sep18-07, 02:33 PM
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What an idiot.
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He's lucky that he ended up at OHSU. Had it been another hospital the results might not have been so good.

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Sep18-07, 03:54 PM
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Man puts rattle snake in mouth, gets bitten

Wow. It must have been weird having his airway blocked by his own toungue
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that seems like a reasonable cause and effect relationship
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I don't care if it is his pet rattle snake. He still deserves to win the Darwin Award.
Too bad he only qualifies for an honorable mention!

What did he think would happen?
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Too bad he only qualifies for an honorable mention!

What did he think would happen?
Maybe he was hoping the snake would french kiss him?

<eeeeww! I just grossed myself out!>

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Sep18-07, 07:32 PM
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Maybe he was hoping the snake would french kiss him?

<eeeeww! I just grossed myself out!>

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When I saw this post, for a second I considered searching a "kissing a snake" picture and posting it. Unless that would be a welcomed action :D
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Sep18-07, 08:45 PM
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that seems like a reasonable cause and effect relationship
Nope not really. You see, while most people wouldn't think twice and assume that the swollen tongue was caused by the snake, it was actually caused by the guy's own stupidity.....

This is a classic textbook example of confounding in experimental results..............
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Sep18-07, 09:41 PM
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I just love when pet snakes remind their owners, that they are indeed SNAKES.
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Doesn't a person need a special license to own venomous animals?
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Sep19-07, 04:21 AM
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my god. classic. I think the bigger question is what would drive you to then want to appear on CNN and broadcast your idiocy on a national level!
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Nope not really. You see, while most people wouldn't think twice and assume that the swollen tongue was caused by the snake, it was actually caused by the guy's own stupidity.....

This is a classic textbook example of confounding in experimental results..............
Actually, it's a pretty classic example of proximate vs ultimate causation. The proximate cause of the swollen tongue is the snake bite, but the ultimate cause is the guy's stupidity.

If he had managed to kill himself, would it have been ruled a suicide?
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Sep19-07, 08:03 AM
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Quote Quote by Moonbear View Post
Actually, it's a pretty classic example of proximate vs ultimate causation. The proximate cause of the swollen tongue is the snake bite, but the ultimate cause is the guy's stupidity.
Wow, who would have thought this guy could teach us so much about science!


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If he had managed to kill himself, would it have been ruled a suicide?
I'm sure there's a lawyer good enough to get the snake locked up for murder....


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