The video below, which is currently circulating the Internet, shows what happens when venom from a Russell’s viper is mixed with blood.
First, some background on the snake: the Russell’s viper (or Daboia) is one of the world’s deadliest snakes. They can grow to over five feet in length and have the honor of being responsible for the most snakebite incidents and deaths out of all the venomous snakes in the world.
Luckily, this species only attacks when threatened! Also, it’s commonly found in highly-populated areas across the continent of Asia. Sleep tight.
And now, on to the video. The experiment is simple: some venom is harvested from the viper by a dude who holds the snake with his bare hands. Fun fact: the Russell’s viper is known to react violently to being picked up! How this man is able to support the weight of his obviously legendary balls, we may never know.
The venom is then collected in a syringe. A drop of the venom is added to a cup of blood, which is then swirled around in the cup and then dumped into a petri dish.
The result is pretty creepy — a single drop of venom causes the blood to congeal into a jelly-like chunk within seconds.
So, what can we learn from this video? Don’t get bit by venomous snakes, obviously. This has been your Manolith PSA.