Getting high on snake venom
Indian doctors have been left baffled after two men registered themselves for drug addiction with an unusual, and often deadly, narcotic of choice: snake venom.
Two men from Rajasthan have been getting cobras to bite them on their tongues as no amount of more traditionally intoxicating substances gives them a buzz anymore, according to a medical research study.
Addiction and toxin specialists at Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research are now examining the two subjects of the study to determine whether they have consumed drugs to the point of immunity, or they are genuine medical curiosities.
The men apparently paid snake charmers to help with the biting. They would then pass out for a while but wake up with a sense of wellbeing and heightened arousal.