Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

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  1. In reference to Toren’s uncertainty regarding ‘double the lethal dose of Morphine’

    While looking after my mother, who had terminal cancer, I had to administer Morphine. During this time I learned a few things about morphine. Simply put, the amount of morphine it takes to kill a person goes up considerably once the individual has begun using morphine. What may initially be a lethal dose now becomes a drop in the bucket.

    To give you exact figures, according to various medical sources, a lethal dose of morphine for an average pain free human with no opiate exposure is apparently 120 mg. It therefore stands to reason that double the lethal dose is 240 mg. The presence of pain and/or tolerance to the drug can increase the lethal amount considerably.

    In the case of the fellow bitten by the snake, the extreme pain clearly had an effect on the amount of morphine his body could withstand.

  2. In reference to the comment on the future podcast, “Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!” is what the captain says in Tintin

  3. In reference to the comment on the future podcast, “Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!” is what the captain says in Tintin

  4. You guys should do an episode on Phobias. Like the phobia “hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia”.

  5. My favourite piece about venomous animals will always remain the one from Douglas Adams’ “Last Chance to See”, preferably read by him:

  6. My favourite piece about venomous animals will always remain the one from Douglas Adams’ “Last Chance to See”, preferably read by him:

  7. I made the mistake of listening to this episode of Caustic Soda in bed. I had to bite my own arm to suppress bursts of laughter! Definitely my favourite episode so far, although this may soon change as I’m rapidly working my way out of the archives.

  8. Fav pop culture reference: Buffy, season 2, ep 5, Reptile Boy, when Buffy & Cordelia are offered up by frat boys to a half snake demon. Though Raiders of the Lost Ark is a very close 2nd. 🙂

  9. Okay fellas, i don’t know if you guys covered this in a follow up but herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles. snakes is a tiny little part of a very broad field. I hope to become a herpetologist specializing in newts and salamanders particularly however i could go through the same education and specialize in snakes.
    Anyhow love this show keep spitting them out fellas

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