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Pick Your Poison
MAY 2005
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Snakes on the floor. Snakes on the head. Snakes in the bathtub. What photographer Cary Wolinsky—not to mention Texas snake man Jackie Bibby—will do for the perfect venomous shot.
 
"I've always been a thrill seeker," says Bibby, world record holder for rattlesnake bathtub sitting. "I'm not nervous around snakes, but I am respectful of them." Despite taking care, the internationally acclaimed snake-stunt performer has been bitten eight times, even losing the tip of his left thumb. "That's not too bad considering I've been doing this for 37 years."

See how Japanese fugu chefs separate the poisonous from the palatable.

Hear selections from Leon Fleisher's CD, Two Hands.