Sunday, 31 August 2014

Can a Severed Snake Head Still Kill? It's Possible

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer | August 30, 2014 07:00am ET

Venomous snakes are scary when they're alive, but there's also reason to fear these fanged creatures after they're dead, a recent news report suggests.

The tale of a chef in China who was preparing a rare delicacy known ascobra soup and was fatally bitten by the decapitated head of one of the snakes he had chopped up for this unusual stew was reported last week, in the U.K. Daily Mirror.

While this story might sound too weird to be true, scientific evidence suggests it is entirely plausible.

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