1. Snakes range in size from the tiny, 10 cm-long thread snake, to the reticulated python of up to 6.95 meters (22.8 ft) in length.
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  2. Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.
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  3. There's an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.
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  4. Snakes can have two heads and fight each other for food.
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  5. The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
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  6. More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.
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  7. The boomslang snake's venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
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  8. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.
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  9. There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand.
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  10. The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
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  11. Powerful acids in snakes' stomachs mean they will explode if given Alka-Seltzer.
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  12. The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago and is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.
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  13. Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.
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  14. One drop of the Beaked Sea Snake venom can kill 3 adult men.
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  15. Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head.
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  16. Snakes don't have eyelids.
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  17. Snakes use their tongues to smell.
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  18. 51% of Americans fear snakes, most than any other thing in the world.
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  19. Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can't blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.
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  20. There has never been snakes in Ireland because being cold-blooded, snake couldn't survive the frozen ground during the ice age in the past.
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  21. Some snakes, komodo dragons, sharks and turkeys are capable of "virgin births", meaning, asexual reproduction.
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  22. Military commandos in Lebanon eat live snakes, a tradition to display their strength and daring.
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  23. More than 20 snake families are currently recognized, comprising about 500 genera and about 3,400 species.
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  24. Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.
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  25. Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
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  26. Some snakes survive for up to two years without a meal.
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  27. The vertebral column of snakes consists of anywhere between 200 to 400 vertebrae.
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  28. All snakes are strictly carnivorous.
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  29. Snakes are immune to their own venom of the venom of close relatives, but not to the venom of other species of snakes.
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  30. In India, Snakes are worshipped as gods even today. Many women pour milk on snakes, despite snakes' aversion for it.
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  31. A 30-year-old woman from India, who claimed to have fallen in love with a snake, got married to the reptile in 2006.
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  32. The grasshopper mouse eats scorpions, centipedes, snakes and even other mice.
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  33. There is no such thing as a vegetarian snake. Snakes eat nothing except other animals.
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  34. In many parts of Africa, the snake is looked upon as the incarnation of deceased relatives.
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  35. Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
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  36. Ophidiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes.
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  37. Female adders can go 18 months without eating.
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  38. "King" in a snake's name signifies that it preys on other snakes.
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