posted on 10/11/2012 9:58:44 PM PDT
Wish I had one while watching Biden tonight.
posted on 10/11/2012 10:01:31 PM PDT
(Voting for Obama again is like a dog returning to its own vomit.)
Interestingly (or not), about 15 years back or so they found something similar with, of all things, the venom of the cone snail. They found it not only had powerful painkilling capabilities, but that it could lower the tolerance threshold for opiates in terminal cancer patients’ developing a resistance to painkillers’ ability to manage their pain.
posted on 10/11/2012 10:07:10 PM PDT
a substance found in black mamba venom could actually relieve pain
You go first.......
"The Black Maaaaammmmbbbaaaaaaa!!!"
posted on 10/11/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT
posted on 10/11/2012 10:44:39 PM PDT
The venom of a black mamba can kill a human in four hours, if, say, bitten on the ankle or the thumb. However, a bite to the face or torso can bring death from paralysis within 20 minutes. Now, you should listen to this, ‘cause this concerns you. The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan. You know, I’ve always liked that word... “gargantuan”... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence. If not treated quickly with antivenom, 10 to 15 milligrams can be fatal to human beings. However, the black mamba can deliver as much as 100 to 400 milligrams of venom from a single bite.
posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:07 PM PDT
I had one nearly zip between my legs once in Cameroon many years ago.
We were pushing a pickup truck out of a giant hardened elephant footprint and I leaped into the back of the truck in the nick of time. They are FAST. Like greased lightning.
posted on 10/11/2012 11:54:39 PM PDT
by Bon mots
(Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
That lack of pain is called death.
posted on 10/12/2012 12:36:34 AM PDT
(You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
I have been using cobroxin for knee pain and it does help.
posted on 10/12/2012 1:34:00 AM PDT
The dead feel no pain....
posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT
by Hot Tabasco
(Jab him with a harpoon.....)
So the idea is to modify the neurotoxins of the Black Bamba?
If we're going to treat diabetes melitus with gila monster venom (Byetta), why not?
posted on 10/12/2012 6:37:50 PM PDT
("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
Aren’t you a snake fanatic?
posted on 10/12/2012 7:15:54 PM PDT
(If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
posted on 10/13/2012 3:21:51 AM PDT
(Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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