Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

My first thought is, "Do this with gators, and then you'd have something."

Dublin, Texas, by the way, is the place where they still make Dr Pepper with real cane sugar.

And a tip of the Crider gimme cap to Jeff Meyerson.

'Texas Snake Man' sets record in tub with 87 rattlers | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "DUBLIN, Texas — Another day, another bizarre world record for Jackie Bibby, the 'Texas Snake Man.'

Bibby spent about 45 minutes in a see-through bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes Monday, fully clothed, shattering his own record by 12 snakes just in time for Guinness World Records Day, which is Thursday. A Guinness official certified the record.

The snakes crawled under his arms, between his legs and anywhere else they could slither, Bibby said. None bit him.

'They can go wherever they want as long as they don't start biting,' Bibby said. 'The key to not biting is for me to stay still. Rapid movement scares a rattlesnake. If you move real slow and gentle, that doesn't seem to bother them.'

Bibby sat in the dry tub with a pillow behind him, wearing regular clothing. The snakes were not defanged and still contained their venom, he said."


Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

To paraphrase Dabney Coleman's porn merchant character from Dragnet (1987): "He'th got ballth as big as churchbellth..."

Unknown said...

At leatht.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be funny as hell when he dies of snakebite.