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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Man bitten by snake dies after going on two kilometer jog rather than seeking medical attention. Bonus: He didn't think the snake was venomous. Fark: Take one guess as to which venomous-snake-free nirvana this story comes from   (smh.com.au) divider line 165
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2013-04-26 09:10:24 AM  
It has to be the Garden of Eden
 
2013-04-26 09:14:08 AM  
ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?
 
2013-04-26 09:46:03 AM  
Field hockey?

Pussy
 
2013-04-26 09:46:44 AM  
You'd think Australians would have evolved an immunity to Australia by now.
 
2013-04-26 09:46:47 AM  
lulz, Darwin. Of course.
 
2013-04-26 09:47:30 AM  
"Mr Berry said his family was keeping Karl's body on life support so his organs could be donated."

Weren't they ruined by the venom?
 
2013-04-26 09:47:38 AM  
smh.com.au
 
2013-04-26 09:47:48 AM  

serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?


As a casual run, yes that's short.  But, this guy was doing a dead sprint.
 
2013-04-26 09:48:04 AM  

serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?


One abbreviated by a fatal snakebite?
 
2013-04-26 09:48:24 AM  
A hockey player has died after being bitten by a king brown snake at hockey fields in the Northern Territory.

The king brown is pretty damned high on the "Deadliest snake" list, isn't it? You'd think recognizing it would be a pretty high priority in Australia.
 
2013-04-26 09:49:12 AM  
Ireland?
 
2013-04-26 09:50:17 AM  

schultmc: "Mr Berry said his family was keeping Karl's body on life support so his organs could be donated."

Weren't they ruined by the venom?


I'm not an expert by any means, but the king brown has a neurotoxin. How much damage would that actually do to the organs? I thought neurotoxin mostly dealt with the nerves and such.
 
2013-04-26 09:50:37 AM  
i thought one just assumed that any bite from animal in Australia was poisonous and immedately laid down in the cloest grave.
 
2013-04-26 09:50:57 AM  

serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?


They are about to spend a fortune putting in a fibre network where a fiber network would be far cheaper but the French spelling means you have to pay a premium price.
 
2013-04-26 09:51:13 AM  
There is so much venemous sh*t in Australia, it's hard to believe so many people survive to adulthood.
 
2013-04-26 09:51:42 AM  
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It's no big deal. Snakes... nature's quitters.
 
2013-04-26 09:51:48 AM  
I swear I had something for this...
 
2013-04-26 09:53:59 AM  
The real question is how's the snake doing?
 
2013-04-26 09:54:26 AM  

serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?


"Kilometre" is the non-American spelling of it, yes. Australians use "meter" only for things like "parking meter". I know, go figure.

And considering he was jogging with snake venom coursing through his body, I think he did pretty well to make it to a kilometre before kicking the bucket. The smart thing to do when bitten by a snake in Australia is to fear the worst and assume it's venomous, not just brush it off as a python bite.

I've lived in the Queensland outback for most of my life, so I know to STAY THE FARK AWAY from any and all snakes.
 
2013-04-26 09:57:19 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: The real question is how's the snake doing?


Regrets going for fast food.
 
2013-04-26 09:57:27 AM  
Out of the world's 10 most deadliest snakes, 9 of them call Australia home.
 
2013-04-26 09:57:29 AM  
That's not a snake bite...

/apparently it was.
 
2013-04-26 09:58:04 AM  
I would think that there would be detailed courses in kindergarten on how to tell the difference between the animals that will kill you and those that will just make you really damn sick.  The only animals that exist in Australia.
 
2013-04-26 09:58:33 AM  
Last words : "Crikey, look at the teeth on 'er!!"
 
2013-04-26 09:58:53 AM  
Everything in Oz can kill you.  If you go there with that one fact stuck squarely in your mind, you'll have a good time.

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2013-04-26 09:59:03 AM  
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Goodnight singing dancing man.
 
2013-04-26 09:59:03 AM  
serial_crusher
ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer? Because 2 of those is barely over a mile. What the hell kind of run is that?


A couple of warm-up laps around the club grounds at the begin of a training session?
 
2013-04-26 09:59:11 AM  
If one of those king brown snakes bit my ex-wife, it would die within 15 minutes..
 
2013-04-26 09:59:21 AM  
If I lived in Australia I'd treat cat scratches as if they were poisonous. That's God's testing ground for anti-personnel critters. Everything else there wants to kill us so I'd assume he'd have weaponized all the cats too.
 
2013-04-26 09:59:48 AM  
Two of my Australia favorites:

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2013-04-26 10:00:07 AM  

lyndsayj: serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?

"Kilometre" is the non-American spelling of it


Yes, the "non-American", also known as "correct" spelling.
Sincerely, your Canadian neighbours. (not neighbors)
 
2013-04-26 10:02:12 AM  
Ah Austria... No wonder the Germans left alone in WWII...

/"Leiderhosen" means "snake" in Austrian!
 
2013-04-26 10:02:32 AM  
I was traveling in N. Queensland as a youth and went for a hike in the "Jungle" out side of Cairns. When I got back to the Youth Hostel on the wall in the common room was a poster asking "Could you recognize the 12 deadliest snakes in Australia?" 10 of them were from the area I was in. Never went off the sidewalk after that. Fair dinkum.
 
2013-04-26 10:02:37 AM  
Seriously? If it slithers, crawls, or moves there assume it's going to kill you if it bites/stings you.

It's like Harry Harrisons "Deathworld" for crying out loud!
/obscure?
 
2013-04-26 10:03:00 AM  

Walker: Out of the world's 10 most deadliest snakes, 9 of them call Australia home.


The tenth calls it a buffet.
 
2013-04-26 10:04:13 AM  

lyndsayj: serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?

"Kilometre" is the non-American spelling of it, yes. Australians use "meter" only for things like "parking meter". I know, go figure.

And considering he was jogging with snake venom coursing through his body, I think he did pretty well to make it to a kilometre before kicking the bucket. The smart thing to do when bitten by a snake in Australia is to fear the worst and assume it's venomous, not just brush it off as a python bite.

I've lived in the Queensland outback for most of my life, so I know to STAY THE FARK AWAY from any and all snakes.


US and Canada.  As the two of them encompass about 3/4 of all native English spellers, "kilometer" is the common usage and "kilometre" is the weird bastardization.
 
2013-04-26 10:04:33 AM  

cubic_spleen: You'd think Australians would have evolved an immunity to Australia by now.


No, but a number of them have spent time developing an immunity to iocaine.
 
2013-04-26 10:05:04 AM  
See! running is dangerous!
 
2013-04-26 10:05:08 AM  
Aussies make a point of telling you they are taught at a very young age about all the things that can kill you, and to go immediately to the doctor after any animal bite or scratch.

/ my mouth is watering for a VB even at 10:04 in the morning!
 
2013-04-26 10:05:18 AM  
This the King Brown
The emblem of our land.
You can pick it off the ground
You can hold it in y...
 
2013-04-26 10:07:27 AM  
Karl should have stayed in the house. He knows there's biters out there.
 
2013-04-26 10:07:42 AM  

cubic_spleen: You'd think Australians would have evolved an immunity to Australia by now.


To be fair he obviously thought he was immune ... except he wasn't.
 
2013-04-26 10:08:23 AM  
It's a really deedly snike.
 
2013-04-26 10:08:53 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Everything in Oz can kill you.  If you go there with that one fact stuck squarely in your mind, you'll have a good time.

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I'd let her kill me.
 
2013-04-26 10:09:23 AM  

GoldDude: lyndsayj: serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?

"Kilometre" is the non-American spelling of it

Yes, the "non-American", also known as "correct" spelling.
Sincerely, your Canadian neighbours. (not neighbors)


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2013-04-26 10:09:57 AM  

lyndsayj: serial_crusher: ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer?  Because 2 of those is barely over a mile.  What the hell kind of run is that?

"Kilometre" is the non-American spelling of it, yes. Australians use "meter" only for things like "parking meter". I know, go figure.

And considering he was jogging with snake venom coursing through his body, I think he did pretty well to make it to a kilometre before kicking the bucket. The smart thing to do when bitten by a snake in Australia is to fear the worst and assume it's venomous, not just brush it off as a python bite.

I've lived in the Queensland outback for most of my life, so I know to STAY THE FARK AWAY from any and all snakes.


OK...I know next to nothing about snakes, so I'm asking this politely and honestly.
DO pythons bite? I thought they were a crushing snake and the bite was sort of a coup de grace right before swallowing commences...

Friend of mine had a red-tail boa...I watched it go after rodents. It would rise, fixate, and LUNGE...
the 'bite' and encirclement were pretty much ...
(shiat, what's the word I want, means 'happens at the same second'?).
 
2013-04-26 10:10:29 AM  
serial_crusher

ok, is a kilometre the same thing as a kilometer? Because 2 of those is barely over a mile. What the hell kind of run is that?

The kind that is 2x farther than 95% of farkers could walk without being admitted to the emergency room.
 
2013-04-26 10:11:11 AM  
Austria has poisonous snakes...who knew?

/the old memes are the best memes
 
2013-04-26 10:11:31 AM  
Incidentally, that was "Plan B" at the Boston Marathon.
 
2013-04-26 10:11:54 AM  

My favorite Australian wildlife.

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