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Why do we fear snakes and spiders ?

Humans are believed to have evolved the innate ability to both sense and fear spiders and snakes. Many people have an excessive fear of snakes or larg…

This Snake Can Send You Back Through Puberty

A lot of people afraid of snakes and the fear makes total sense, even if most snake bites aren’t lethal. As it turns out, they can actually send you back through your adolescence. At least, the Russell’s pit viper’s bite can give you symptoms that mimic the loss of puberty. From io9: “What distinguishes [Russell's Viper [...]

The 12 Most Venomous Snakes on Earth

The nearly universal human fear of snakes is caused by the minority of them that can kill you. Venomous snakes are found all over the temperate zones of the world. Find out which ones are the most dangerous, and whether they may be near you! Pictured is a small but deadly African snake called the [...]