Drop of snake venom turns bowl of blood into Jell-O


#1

[Permalink]


#2

The thumbnail on one of those related videos is pretty grisly.


#3

I liked this video best with the strangely absurd English subtitles turned on.


#4

Too bad that’s what it says on your career chip, Frauenfelder


#5

Biological toxins are so elegant…

As subtly crafted to interact with the target as the various hormone and signal molecules are, only with malice. I have nothing against the synthetics, mind; but nothing quite like watching a master at work.


#6

I don’t want to ruin the discourse here at BoingBoing, I really don’t, BUT, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


#7

UUUUUUUUUUUCK No!


#8

Cobra by Jeanne Arthes is available from FrangranceMad.com.


#9

I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.


#10

Sometimes that’s the only way to enjoy American TV shows-- dubbed in Russian, played on a TV, filmed off that TV, with reversed video, and translated back into English subtiles.


#11

Apparently dilute Russell’s viper venom is used to test for lupus anticoagulants, making the stuff useful for diagnosing people with clotting problems. (the name refers to the in vitro effects; LA in the body causes excessive clotting)

ETA: link i fixed


#12

Now we wait for the inevitable Heston Blumenthal recipie for ‘Blood Pudding’.


#13

To get the proper flavour sensation, you must first eat fungus scraped from elephant’s toes and frozen in liquid nitrogen.


#14

In free fall


#15

UUUN Times!


#16

That looks like the first time I tried making juice with a mega-mix of fruits, berries and veggies. Lesson learned: don’t put the orange peels in, that’s (one place) where pectin comes from. The result was similarly nasty (although far less blood and viper venom was involved).


#17

Meep!

Gamemaster mind takes over

takes notes for next time is in game with vampire characters

“This is your Vitae. This is your Vitae on snake venom. Any questions?”


#18

Your link was broken, try this one.

It’s been used for coagulation-related tests for a long time- I remember being shown a bottle of freeze-dried Russell’s viper venom when I visited the veterinary lab my dad worked at in the 1980s.


#19

but only as you pass ground level as you hurtle into the world’s deepest vertical cave (it’s to do with the atmospheric moisture adjustment and sudden pressure differential)


#20

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.