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Man puts rattle snake in mouth, gets bitten

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1

    ZapperZ

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    Evo

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    What an idiot.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2007 #3

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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.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2007 #4
    Wow. It must have been weird having his airway blocked by his own toungue
     
  6. Sep 18, 2007 #5
    that seems like a reasonable cause and effect relationship
     
  7. Sep 18, 2007 #6

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    Too bad he only qualifies for an honorable mention!

    What did he think would happen?
     
  8. Sep 18, 2007 #7

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    Maybe he was hoping the snake would french kiss him?

    <eeeeww! I just grossed myself out!>

    Zz.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2007 #8
    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
     
  10. Sep 18, 2007 #9

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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..............:rofl::biggrin:
     
  11. Sep 18, 2007 #10
    I just love when pet snakes remind their owners, that they are indeed SNAKES.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2007 #11
    Doesn't a person need a special license to own venomous animals?
     
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  13. Sep 19, 2007 #12
    :rofl: 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!
     
  14. Sep 19, 2007 #13

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    Actually, it's a pretty classic example of proximate vs ultimate causation. :biggrin: 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?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2007 #14

    G01

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    Wow, who would have thought this guy could teach us so much about science!:rofl:


    I'm sure there's a lawyer good enough to get the snake locked up for murder....:rolleyes:
     
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