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.
  2. Snakes kill 100,000 people every year.
  3. There's an Island in Brazil where civilians are forbidden to go: it has up to 5 snakes per square meter.
  4. Snakes can have two heads and fight each other for food.
  5. The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
  6. More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.
  7. The boomslang snake's venom causes you to bleed from all holes of your body.
  8. Snakes can open their mouth up to 150 degrees.
  9. There are no terrestrial (land) snakes in New Zealand.
  10. The mortality rate of a Black Mamba snake bite is almost 100%.
  11. Powerful acids in snakes' stomachs mean they will explode if given Alka-Seltzer.
  12. The Titanoboa lived 60 million years ago and is the largest, longest, and heaviest snake ever discovered.
  13. Snakes used in snake charming performances respond to movement, not sound.
  14. One drop of the Beaked Sea Snake venom can kill 3 adult men.
  15. Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head.
  16. Snakes don't have eyelids.
  17. Snakes use their tongues to smell.
  18. 51% of Americans fear snakes, most than any other thing in the world.
  19. Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can't blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.
  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.
  21. Some snakes, komodo dragons, sharks and turkeys are capable of "virgin births", meaning, asexual reproduction.
  22. Military commandos in Lebanon eat live snakes, a tradition to display their strength and daring.
  23. More than 20 snake families are currently recognized, comprising about 500 genera and about 3,400 species.
  24. Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  25. Snakes can sense other animals approaching by detecting faint vibrations in the air and on the ground.
  26. Some snakes survive for up to two years without a meal.
  27. The vertebral column of snakes consists of anywhere between 200 to 400 vertebrae.
  28. All snakes are strictly carnivorous.
  29. Snakes are immune to their own venom of the venom of close relatives, but not to the venom of other species of snakes.
  30. In India, Snakes are worshipped as gods even today. Many women pour milk on snakes, despite snakes' aversion for it.
  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.
  32. The grasshopper mouse eats scorpions, centipedes, snakes and even other mice.
  33. There is no such thing as a vegetarian snake. Snakes eat nothing except other animals.
  34. In many parts of Africa, the snake is looked upon as the incarnation of deceased relatives.
  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.
  36. Ophidiophobia is the abnormal fear of snakes.
  37. Female adders can go 18 months without eating.
  38. "King" in a snake's name signifies that it preys on other snakes.
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