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Are humans and chimps innately afraid of and attracted to reptiles or snakes?

Jordan peterson, a culturally popular psychologist, has made the following biological claim: Human beings and their closest biological relatives, chimpanzees, are innately afraid of and attracted ...
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Can you become immune to Snake Venom?

Is it true that long term regular exposure to snake venom will make you immune to venom from an attack from a snake? (Also see this Reddit Link)
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Was National Geographic just filming a snake attack a child and not helping?

The picture has become somewhat of a meme (NSFW) Was the boy really being attacked by a snake while the cameramen just taped? Or is this photoshopped or just an act? Picture reads, The "That's ...
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Can a wasp ingest and use a snake's venom?

Some people claim that if one comes across a dead venomous snake one should always cut of and bury the head as otherwise wasps could reach the venom and add it to their own stinger, for example this ...
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Did Ireland ever have snakes?

On this Saint Patrick's Day, I was pondering on this thought: It's a common belief that Saint Patrick rid Ireland of snakes - by chasing them into the sea. It's true that Ireland doesn't have native ...