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The Constant Fear

There is a fear that has always been with the human race. No, it's not terrorism or even war, it's....

snakes. Humans have always feared them. Now it's been discovered that the ability to spot snakes may actually be in our genes. We're afraid of sharks too, and it's hard to feel feel sorry for them but we can certainly feel sorry for...

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Sneaky Snakes

We're afraid of poisonous snakes, but most snakes have no venom and therefore are not dangerous. What can a non-poisonous snake do to ward off predators? One type of snake has developed its own version of the "poison ring" that certain Medieval ladies wore in case they wanted to pour a lethal substance into someone's drink.

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A Snakebite Cure?Inside Our Bodies!

Modern science thinks that we might have become human in the first place in order to get away from snakes. But once we realized that wasn't possible, human beings began working hard to develop antidotes to snake venom. But it turns out we already have lots of anti-venom?right inside our cells. It can protect us as long as we do not receive a...

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We Became Human to Get Away From Snakes

In evolutionary terms, humans may have gotten so smart because we needed to get away from poisonous snakes. This lends new credence to the Adam and Eve legend.

In LiveScience.com, Ker Than reports that anthropologist Lynne Isbell thinks that snakes and primates have a long history of trying to outsmart each other. Could the early writers...

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Another Giant Snake Story--This Time in Pennsylvania

An Unknowncountry.com reader from of Pennsylvania writes: ?Regarding your item on the South Dakota snake sighting, there has been a legend of a giant snake in the Broad Top Mountains of south-central Pennsylvania for many years. The snake resembles an Anaconda and ranges from 28 to 40 feet in length. The first sighting on record was in 1927,...

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