Texas man nearly dies after being bitten by severed snake head

Yeah.

A Texan required 26 doses of anti-venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake he had killed.

Jennifer Sutcliffe told local station KIII-TV that her husband was working in the garden when he saw the four-foot (1.25m) rattlesnake and decapitated it.

When he picked up the snake’s remains to dispose of them, the head bit him.

A snake’s bite reflex can be triggered up to several hours after it has died. Ms Sutcliffe told KIII-TV her husband immediately began to have seizures.

He was airlifted from his home near Corpus Christi to hospital where he was treated with the anti-venom CroFab.

More than a week after the incident, the man is reportedly in stable condition, with some weakened kidney function.

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Richard Dawkins wants us to eat cultured human meat

Really. (Hat tip.)

It’s enough to make anyone a vegetarian.

Controversial scientist, Richard Dawkins, suggests that eating human meat created in the lab may help overcome the ‘taboo against cannibalism’.

He envisions human flesh becoming a form of ‘clean meat’ – a product created using stem cells that could help feed the world without slaughtering any creatures.

The renowned atheist made the comments on Twitter after posting an article about the benefits of clean meat.

The British biologist said creating human meat to eat could be an ‘interesting test case’ for ‘consequentialist morality versus “yuck reaction” absolutism.’