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Diary of a Snakebite Death

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In 1957, herpetologist Karl Schmidt was bitten by an extremely venemous snake species: the boomslang. There was no antivenom, and even then, Schmidt was under the mistaken impression he had not been injected with enough venom to kill him. In what turned out to be the last hours of his life, Schmidt's scientific side took over, and he carefully recorded his symptoms as the hours dragged on. ScienceFriday presents Schmidt's "Death Diary" in all its graphic detail.  Via Gizmodo

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There is a story in France : it is said that Lavoisier, a famous scientist condemned to be executed by guillotine during the French Terror, kept on blinking his eyes to see how long he could do it after decapitation. Scientist beyond death!
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