You're probably right, but it had me going for a few minutes there. (BG)
Rattlesnake venom on arrows? Hmm. They must've flown it in from the Western Hemisphere on their carpets because there aren't rattlesnakes anywhere else as far as I know.
"The official line was that man was never intended to fly, and the flying carpet was a sacrilege to the order of things," eg. If God wanted man to fly he wouldn't have invented carpets.
Are we SURE this article is a translation from an ancient Persian document?