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Tourist Gets Bit While Posing for a Selfie With a Cobra, Dies An Hour Later

Be careful when taking selfies.


Travelling is always an enriching experience. We get to see new things, learn more about ourselves, and experience different cultures. And, when we travel, we tend to become more adventurous and try stuff that we wouldn’t normally do, like interact with wild animals. But here is a quick reminder to all tourists out there – be careful when you handle wild animals because you may end up badly injured, or even worse, dead.

Take this Indian man as an example. He had a snake charmer put a cobra around his neck while the people around him watched and filmed. The man must have felt that it was a safe stunt, given the fact that a snake charmer was present to calm the reptile down. But, too bad for the tourist, the sly snake bit him on his cheek.

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As if being bitten was not bad enough, it took the man a while before he realized that something was wrong. He asked the snake charmer if he had been bitten. Too bad, he was. A few minutes later, he collapsed. Then, instead of being brought immediately to the nearest hospital, the man was brought to a traditional medicine man in Jodhpur, India.

And, if you think that nothing worse could happen to the man after being bitten, losing consciousness, and being brought to the medicine man, well, you’re wrong. The man died within an hour.

It took this man a while before he realized that he had received the kiss of death from the cobra.

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You see, a cobra’s venom is so lethal that when it spreads throughout the body through the bloodstream, paralysis, respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, and ultimately, death will occur. According to experts from the University of Michigan, a bite, though that is the most common method of delivery, isn’t the only way for cobras to inject venom into their prey.

They say:

“Cobras have several methods for delivering their deadly venom to their prey. Some cobras can spit their venom into a victim’s eyes, causing extreme pain and blindness.”

They further explain:

“The only way to counteract the effects of cobra venom (or most other poisonous snake venoms) is to inject the appropriate antivenom shortly after the bite occurs.”

“If antivenom is unavailable, your life can still be saved by putting you on an artificial respirator until the paralysis of the diaphragm muscle wears off.”

We feel bad knowing that the man’s life could have been saved had he immediately received the appropriate medical treatment for a cobra bite. As sad as this story can be, We just hope that this will serve as a lesson to everyone out there. Sometimes, no matter how curious we are with wild animals, it’s just better to leave them alone and observe them from afar.


3-Year-Old Girl Falls Off Fairground Ride After Staff Forgot To Fasten Her Seatbelt

Fortunately, a woman was able to save the child’s life.

Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere and it’s always unfortunate when it happens to a young child – especially during a time of having fun. 3-year-old Gracie Horn was, according to a Metro report, “left shaken after she fell off a fairground ride when it was alleged that staff forgot to fasten her seatbelt.”

The toddler was riding Race-O-Rama in Redcar when she suddenly fell down out of the ride. She had to be dragged out of the way of the other cars.

Her mother Amelia, 27, says her daughter is lucky to be alive.

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He’s lucky to be alive.

Some of us just hate it when the alarm rings in the mornings. Besides, who wants to be woken up rudely from peaceful slumber and blissful dreams, right? One man’s “alarm” woke him up so violently, he thought he would never again see the light of day.

Wiley Day, a 32-year-old from Huntsville, Alabama experienced the worst wake-up call in the world when his charging iPhone 7 pumped out about 110 volts of electricity through his body while he was deep in dreamland.

In fact, Day is lucky to be alive.

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20 Cheaters Who Got Busted And Simply Got What They Deserve

Cheaters never win.

Some people can’t seem to stay in one place that they just had to cheat on their partners. These people are everywhere and while some can be downright honest and can own up to their mistakes, others can be dumb, hopeless cases. The latter are those that have tried over and over to hide their actions but they end up ruining everything and making matters worse.

There are just people who can’t help themselves. But for those who plan on cheating on their partners, getting caught red-handed for cheating on your partner would be the dumbest thing you could ever do. Everyone knows how it works these days – the most common strategy for getting back at a cheater is to publicly shame them.

#1. Because the first step in moving on is to head to the classified ads.

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