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After being bit by a Coral Snake, a Texas man bit off the Snake's head and used its skin as a tourniquet!

Valentin Grimaldo had to act fast after being bit by a Coral Snake while walking along U.S. Highway 281 near Encino with his brother. The Coral Snake is extremely poisonous, and has been known to kill many people.

In order to prevent the venom from spreading from his hand to the rest of his body, Grimaldo had to act fast otherwise he would most certainly end up dead. Grimaldo grabbed the snake, bit off it's head, and skinned the snake. He then used the snake skin as a tourniquet to tie around his hand to prevent the venom from spreading!

After stopping a vehicle on the highway, who drove him to the hospital, Grimaldo survived and now keeps the snake's head as a memory of just another reason why you should NOT mess with Texas.


In 2011, 4 Wal-Mart employees were fired after disarming a gunman caught shoplifting!

Trent Allen Longton was seen by multiple WalMart employees as he unwrapped a laptop and stuffed it down his pants in a desperate attempt to shoplift. He was brought into the security office as he was leaving the store, and after answering a few questions, he pulled the laptop out of his pants and placed it on the table. He then pulled out a gun, and held Gabriel Stewart up against a wall with the gun pointed into his spine.

Longton pleaded with the WalMart employees in the room to just let him go, because he didn't want to shoot anyone - but he would if he had to. The three other employees in the room quickly rushed Longton, threw him to the ground, and took away his gun.

They detained him until police arrived on the scene - and the police said that the employees handled the situation perfectly. The officer then wrote in his report that the employees and their own safety and public safety in their interest.

Despite their lives being in danger, and acting to protect themselves, they were fired for breaking WalMart policy. WalMart's policy on shoplifters is that employees can use a minor amount of force to detain employees, however if a weapon is pulled out, employees MUST disengage and withdraw.

The four employees had nowhere to withdraw to, and it was a life or death situation for them, so they engaged, and, as a result, their jobs were terminated after working there for more than 8 years.


Jennifer Lopez was the first ever person ever to have a number one album and film in the same week!

Jennifer Lopez (or J-Lo), is known for being an American entertainer, businesswoman and producer.

While J-Lo released her second studio album called J-Lo she was simultaneous releasing her film “The Wedding Planner” in 2001. That week J-Lo was able to break a record since she became the first person EVER to have a number one album and film in the same exact week.

And not only that, after she decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry after playing a minor role in the 1986 film ”My Little Girl”. Her Puerto Rican parents weren’t very happy with her decision, since they thought it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic!


Scientists believe that the Challenger astronauts did not die from the explosion, but from hitting the water!

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred back in the 1980s, leading to the death of it's seven crew members. The disintegration of the entire vehicle occurred after an O-ring seal in it's right solid rocket booster failed at liftoff!

And even thought the explosion was devastating it is believed that most of the crew members were able to survive it! And rather than dying from it, they died after falling for 3 minutes until they hit the water.

The findings till today are inconclusive. Several researchers’ conclusions suggest that the cause of death of the Challenger astronauts cannot be really determined, since they might’ve also died during the explosion.

However most of the experts believe most of them were alive and still conscious during the entire descent until impact with the ocean.


15 Seriously Depressing Facts About Our Earth

Heavily hunted animals live in Chernobyl, because it is safer where there are no humans

In April and May 1986, reactor four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant melted down. Over the course of ten days, it pored out radioactive isotopes that blanketed the area. They killed the pine trees surrounding the plant in a matter of days. Now, the area remains one of the most contaminated ecosystems on Earth.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone encompasses 1,600 square miles or norther Ukraine and southern Belarus and is guarded by armed military. The levels of radiation within the zone are dangerous. After the meltdown, the Soviet government took drastic measures to contain the radiation as best they could.

They scraped away the topsoil, sprayed the area with chemicals meant to trap radiation close to the ground, evacuated nearby villages and slaughtered livestock. They left a barren moonscape.Since then, nature has begun to take over again. Not only has the vegetation returned, but wild animals now roam the area.

Bears, boars, owls and wolves have all been spotted in the area. Ironically, since no humans live in the Exclusion Zone, it has become a sanctuary for biodiversity, particularly the wildlife. With no humans there to hunt them, these animals are able to thrive despite the radioactivity.



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