Woman Attacked by Very Alive Viper

    Kanburi pit viper snakes are on display at the Natural Historyu museum in Karlsruhe, southern Geramany on May 17, 2013. The snakes, 12 alltogether, were born on May 9, 2013 at the museum. AFP PHOTO / ULI DECK    GERMANY OUT        (Photo credit should read ULI DECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ms. Liu, a woman in China's Harbin City, thought that a snake she had been soaking in wine for three months must have been dead, but when she unsealed the brew, it bit her hand. Viper wine, which is a traditional Chinese medicine, is supposed to cure inflamed joints and bad circulation. Liu, who suffers from rheumatism, was released from the hospital—though in another similar case, a man did not survive the snake bite.

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