Monday, February 24, 2014

BIZZARE: Man Injects Himself With Poisonous Snake Venom To Boost His Immunity (PHOTOS)


Steve Ludwin, a 42-year-old snake obsessed rocker from California regularly injects venom from the world’s deadliest snakes into his bloodstream so that he can be immune to snake poison and other viruses.
Around 100,000 people around the world die from snake bites every year, and another 250,000 are permanently disabled, but these statistics don’t seem to scare Steve Ludwin. Every week for the past 23 years he has been injecting a venom cocktail from the world’s most dangerous snakes, trying to train his antibodies to resist the poison. By gradually increasing the quantity and frequency of the injections, he believes one day he will become immune not only to snake poison, but other viruses as well.
Steve currently has a collection of 28 potentially deadly reptiles in his home, but he is always on the lookout for new additions, scouring European countries for missing specimens and attending snake conventions.
On injection days, he expertly milks his snakes for a few milligrams of venom and visits an immunologist to have his killer shot. Within minutes, the muscles in his arm quadruple in size for around 24 hours, as his white blood cells struggle to fight off the poison.
The doses he can take these days would kill the average person, but Steve usually goes to a rock concert right after the injection.
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