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1. "What is Reggie the rattlesnake's favourite song?"
"Snake, rattle and roll"
Rattlesnakes are required in the making of 'Texas Snake Cakes'. The snakes are skinned, gutted and have their heads and tails chopped off, before being diced and placed in a pan of 'crab boil'. They are later mixed with egg to bind the meat, shaped and fried. If serving four people, how many rattlesnakes would be required for this dish?
2. "What do you call a snake who works for the government?"
" A civil serpent"
A tradition of the Indian Commandos during their training course was to capture, kill and eat a snake, the more venomous the better. The snake population has declined in India, which is one reason for this element of training being banned. Snake is still an 'ingredient' of the training course though. How many snakes per class are allowed?
3. "What do you get if you cross two snakes with a magic spell?"
"Addercadabra and abradacobra."
I wonder if this could be a trick question, you decide. Snake gourd curry is made from the head and tail of a gourd snake.
4. "Waiter, there's a snake in my soup."
Snake soup is a popular dish at Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong between December and March, during the 'snake soup season'. Where are most of the snakes imported from for the production of the soup?
5. Many restaurants in Vietnam serve 'Snake Bile Wine'. The gall bladder of a live cobra is slit open and the bile is mixed with rice wine. Snake handlers prepare the drink, freshly made, at the tables of diners. This unusual drink is traditionally served prior to eating other snake meat dishes. What is the Vietnamese name for this wine?
6. "What do you get if you cross a snake with a Lego set?"
"A boa constructor"
In the Congo, the boa constrictor is served in restaurants, as are monkeys and tortoises. As per the congocookbook.com, if cooking 'Sand Boa', what sauce usually accompanies it?
7. A 'snake-bite', in England, is a rather intoxicating drink consisting of lager and cider mixed together. However, in 2002 it was reported that a man in Beijing had a 'snake bite with a difference'. He opened a bottle of alcohol, which contained what was supposed to be a 'preserved' snake. On opening the bottle, the snake popped out and bit the man on the neck!
8. "What kind of snake is useful on your windscreen?"
'Snake Wine' is a popular drink in some countries. Apparently there are two such varieties of this wine. One is by 'preserving' a whole venomous snake, or snakes, in a bottle, and the second is by 'mixing' snake blood or bile with alcohol. Cobras and vipers are used in this wine. Where is this wine said to originate?
9. "Which hand would you use to pick up a dangerous snake?"
In 2007, Robert Staegemann, the chef at the Vivat Bacchus restaurant in Farringdon, London, offered a starter of "rattlesnake, with black-eye beans, lime crème fraiche and smoked chilli jelly". Where were the rattlesnakes imported from?
10. "What do you call a python with lovely manners?"
"A snake charmer"
British 'survival expert' Edward Michael Grylls, is known for presenting 'Born Survivor', first aired on British television in 2006 (known as 'Man vs Wild' in America). During the series he was seen eating a live water snake by biting its head off. By what nickname is Edward Michael Grylls known?
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