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Thatís the spirit: Snake preserved in wine for 3 months bites woman
Global Times ^ | 2013-9-9 | no byline

Posted on 09/24/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The Year of the Snake has proved unlucky for one woman in northern China who received hospital treatment after opening a bottle of wine containing a snake that suddenly jumped out and bit her hand.

The surprise attack occurred after the woman surnamed Liu from Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang Province decided to add more alcohol to the bottle when the snake, which she had bought live in June and since kept pickled in spirits, pulled a Jesus and sprung to life, dbw.cn reported on September 3.

Liu received treatment at a local hospital for inflammation, explaining she drank snake wine regularly to cure her rheumatism. Alcohols containing preserved snakes boasting medicinal properties are common in China.

A similar case involving a serpent resurrection occurred in 2009 when a Hubei Province resident surnamed Zhang was bit two months after he attempted a similar brew. Zhang was not severely injured, unlike a villager from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in April 2001 who died a day after being bitten from a preserved wine snake.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; medicine; rheumatismmedicine; snakebite; snakewine; wine; yearofthesnake

1 posted on 09/24/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise
pulled a Jesus

Seriously?

2 posted on 09/24/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono
What could possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 09/24/2013 10:10:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition; Revolting cat!
My dentist's neighbor's sister got bit by a chicken nugget once:


4 posted on 09/24/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Darksheare; Borax Queen
A pickled wine soaked snake bites someone?

Who woulda thunk it.......

5 posted on 09/24/2013 10:14:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Lakeshark; Lucky9teen

A Sunday school teacher was trying teach the evils of alcohol.

She dropped a worm into a glass of water, and it wiggled through the water.

She then dropped another worm into a glass of alcohol, and it dropped to the bottom, dead.

She asked the class what they learned. Little Johnny piped up, “If you drink alcohol, you won’t have worms.”


6 posted on 09/24/2013 10:27:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

A lot of alcoholics are snake bit. This article proves it.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 10:28:22 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

8 posted on 09/24/2013 10:31:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Love it


9 posted on 09/24/2013 10:33:52 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: a fool in paradise

A moose bit my sister.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 10:34:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I like cheese


11 posted on 09/24/2013 10:40:33 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Salamander; Anoreth

Really.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 10:43:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Prioritize!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Snake was a mean drunk...


13 posted on 09/24/2013 10:44:12 AM PDT by donmeaker (Youth is wasted on the young.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

What’s Mandarin for “not a ping”?


14 posted on 09/24/2013 10:57:51 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: clamper1797

Someone moved my cheese.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 10:59:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; JRios1968
Someone moved my cheese


16 posted on 09/24/2013 11:51:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: All

What did she expect? She snake was drunk!


17 posted on 09/24/2013 11:53:55 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
I'll bet the look on her face was priceless.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 12:00:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono

Truth in advertising PING!


19 posted on 09/24/2013 12:01:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL; Revolting cat!
Liu received treatment at a local hospital for inflammation, explaining she drank snake wine regularly to cure her rheumatism.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 12:03:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise; Conspiracy Guy

21 posted on 09/24/2013 12:17:00 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: a fool in paradise

“pulled a Jesus “
I’m offended. When do the riots in the streets begin?


22 posted on 09/24/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: a fool in paradise

Who is wasting perfectly good wine around here?


23 posted on 09/24/2013 12:27:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: a fool in paradise

Never trust a drunk snake.
Lawyers take notice.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 12:35:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: a fool in paradise
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."

W. C. Fields

25 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:20 PM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: a fool in paradise

‘Ever been bit by a dead bee?’ (Where’s that from)


26 posted on 09/24/2013 1:32:44 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08
‘Ever been bit by a dead bee?’ (Where’s that from)

To Have and Have Not (1944)

27 posted on 09/24/2013 1:41:36 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Wow, Dan! Impressed!
Bogart fan, I take it.
Love Bogart and Bacall.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08
Bogart fan, I take it.

Big time.

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and, blow..."

I loved him in 'The Big Sleep', 'Sahara' and 'The Caine Mutiny', which featured two of my other favorite stars; Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray.

29 posted on 09/24/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: patriot08
Bogart fan, I take it.

He was also very cool in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'The African Queen'.

30 posted on 09/24/2013 3:31:25 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Lakeshark; Borax Queen

Always knew we could get her to let her hair down!


31 posted on 09/24/2013 3:59:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: a fool in paradise

great lyrics


32 posted on 09/24/2013 4:25:13 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: JRios1968

I approve it too!


33 posted on 09/24/2013 4:27:15 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

‘Casablanca’ is my all time favorite, (’Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine’, ‘Round up the usual suspects..’)
followed by ‘In a Lonely Place’ (love Gloria Graham- queen of the film noirs) and ‘Key Largo’.
I think his best movies were with Bacall. They had the chemistry.


34 posted on 09/24/2013 6:55:38 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Also ‘To Have And Have Not’


35 posted on 09/24/2013 8:07:37 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Darksheare; Lakeshark

HSSSSSSsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

Hey, Sharky, no Grand Canyon Ditch OR Death Valley for you — Dear Leader is shutting the national parks. So, no chance of snake bites...


36 posted on 09/30/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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