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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
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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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