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#61582 - 20 Sep 07 10:15 Impress GF, eat snake
riccardo Offline
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I couldn't find that Darwin Awards thread, but this guy is making a solid case to be included on the short list of candidates for 2007...

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Snake stunt nearly deadly

By Michael Rollins and Noelle Crombie

Newhouse News Service

PORTLAND Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler off the highway near Maupin in Central Oregon.

Three weeks later, in a show of daring for an ex-girlfriend, Wilkinson stuck the snake in his mouth. Near death with a tongue swollen to the point it spilled out of his mouth and blocked his throat, he sought emergency-room treatment. Trauma surgeons at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) saved his life.

The 23-year-old became a celebrity of sorts on broadcast- and cable-news channels all over the country Tuesday. On the phone, still out of sorts with sore muscles and nerves from the venom, he sounded circumspect.

Matt. Dude. How?

"You can assume alcohol was involved," he said. Actually, not just beer. Something he chose to describe as a "mixture of stupid stuff."

Friends were over for a barbecue. A pit was being readied for a backyard bonfire. He himself had downed a six-pack. An ex-girlfriend at the party asked him for a beer. He handed her one, not realizing said snake was also in his hand.

"She said, 'Get that thing out of my face,' " Wilkinson said. "I told her it was a nice snake. Nothing can happen. Watch."

He stuck the snake in his mouth. "It got ahold of my tongue," he said.

In pain and finding it hard to breathe, he quickly arranged to be driven to the hospital by his ex-girlfriend. "She was the only one sober," Wilkinson said.

Two blocks from his home, Wilkinson knew he was in big trouble. They stopped to ask a police officer for help. That's the last thing he remembers before waking up at OHSU.

Trauma surgeon Dr. Richard Mullins took the case after emergency-room physicians were unable to get a breathing tube down Wilkinson's throat.

Wilkinson's engorged tongue was sticking out of his mouth. Snake venom thins the blood, and Wilkinson was bleeding quite noticeably from the bite wounds.

Wilkinson, who works in concrete construction, has been unable to return to work. His muscles and nerves are out of whack from the venom and possibly lack of oxygen.

Friends at work that he's spoken with are pretty blunt. "They were like, 'What the heck were you thinking?' " Wilkinson said.

The answer?

"It's my own stupidity."

Here's the video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jZMIx-xAqxs
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#61586 - 20 Sep 07 11:19 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: riccardo]
Capt. Mainwaring Offline
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In a radio interview he added "huuhhmmmp urrrrrhhhum mmfffft"

Which was confirmed to mean " I'll never put a poisonous snake in my mouth again"
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#61587 - 20 Sep 07 11:45 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: riccardo]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Quoting: riccardo
I couldn't find that Darwin Awards thread, but this guy is making a solid case to be included on the short list of candidates for 2007...

no, i don't think so, ricc.

a Darwin Award requires that the candidate remove themselves from the human gene pool. this would require that the candidate either dies, and/or castrates him/herself, and/or destroys all frozen sperm/embryos that may be in existance.
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#61589 - 20 Sep 07 12:02 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Yes, I understand that. But if he were to die in any other "normal" way this year, he'd win it hands down. That's why he's only on the short list.
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#61593 - 20 Sep 07 12:15 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: riccardo]
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Quoting: riccardo


Warning for snuff film enthusiasts and other sickos, the youtube video only shows the fellow recounting what happened, and does not show him putting a snake in his mouth. No good looking naked women in the clip either.

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#61595 - 20 Sep 07 12:16 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: riccardo]
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Quoting: riccardo
Yes, I understand that. But if he were to die in any other "normal" way this year, he'd win it hands down. That's why he's only on the short list.

well, i'll be rooting for him. he clearly shows potential. let's hope he toffs himself before the year's out.
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#61596 - 20 Sep 07 12:17 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: riccardo]
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Quoting: riccardo

"It's my own stupidity."



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#61603 - 20 Sep 07 12:51 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
let's hope he toffs himself...

wtf?

"I say chaps, this bally serpent seems to have taken rather a fancy to my old glossa, what ho? Bit of a dashed painful nuisance really, the blighter. Well, I must be off to the sixth floor of the Newmarket Members Club now, for a bit of sport with Mrs Fitzsimmons. Toodle-pip."


Edited by kenyeung (20 Sep 07 12:55)
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#61637 - 20 Sep 07 18:02 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: kenyeung]
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I once bite a cat and damn none was impressed frown
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#61639 - 20 Sep 07 18:27 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: bonita]
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^haha

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#61657 - 21 Sep 07 01:47 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Ena]
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So cute i wanna bite him/her... smile
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#61672 - 21 Sep 07 07:14 Must be kitten time.... [Re: Shesca]
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No sammiches for you...

Carrot's for Cats is good for them


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#61679 - 21 Sep 07 07:48 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Shesca]
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Quoting: Shesca
So cute i wanna bite him/her... smile


Careful, we all know that cats are what they eat, especially if they eat carrots.

Question, how many of shesca's "cats" can readers see in this picture?



Edited by kenyeung (21 Sep 07 07:53)
Edit Reason: stretching shesca's cat

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#61681 - 21 Sep 07 07:51 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: kenyeung]
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Nice Upskirt!
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#61683 - 21 Sep 07 07:56 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Dilli]
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I hadn't noticed, but sharp-eyed readers will notice there are actually two cats in the carrot suit.


Edited by kenyeung (21 Sep 07 07:57)
Edit Reason: Spayed animals burn fewer calories than intact pets

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#61684 - 21 Sep 07 08:19 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: kenyeung]
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And this is what happened to the sweety cat that tried to get healthy, but ate too many cabbages, aubergines, carrots, onions and toothpicks.


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#61685 - 21 Sep 07 08:24 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: kenyeung]
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It's a fact that carrots make your cat bounce.


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#61689 - 21 Sep 07 08:47 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Dilli]
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Phew, for a moment I was worried that might be an X-rated carrot caper, possibly of a carrot being inserted into the cat. Good training for the inevitable dead cat bounce.

So much for kitty power.

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#61692 - 21 Sep 07 10:13 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: kenyeung]
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#61694 - 21 Sep 07 10:45 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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#61704 - 21 Sep 07 13:52 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Dilli]
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I like that - I shall forward it to the Honey Monster who despite his best efforts to get 6 easy weeks in Bangkok, is going to get sent to Nagda in India.
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#61720 - 21 Sep 07 21:24 Re: Impress GF, eat snake [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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^Thats cute.
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