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Woman Attacked by Very Alive Viper

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.

September 28, 2013 12:00 AM