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Why are you wearing safety goggles in case i run into any bidding cobra dying spinning gober is that even though there were any wild cobras in the united states dirt alert aren't cobras love in africa and asia where they kill thousands of people each year but i'm going to the reptile exhibit at the zoo the scary thing is some kober species don't even have to bite you injure you spit poison distance of three feet and they always aim for these guys they're poison is niro toxin that causes pain and can damage the mucous membranes and cornea it can even cause blindness walls and that's not all scientists have found it they hit a target about two feet away with one hundred percent accuracy and offered her could spill drug room the snakes don't really spit the boy is in his release from openings in the front of their fangs as it released east they expel air from their lungs to blow the poison outward researchers used highspeed photography to find out how they hit their target every time instead of holding their heads still fit the snakes rotated from side decide spreading the poison over an area so it's like using a shotgun with lots of bullets instead of a rifle with a single bullet exactly snakes don't need the aimed perfectly they just need to be close the news interesting yoyo but hunters ooh snakes in glass enclosures i imagine sell better safe than sorry this moment of science comes from indiana university with production support from the office of the provost there are thousands more moments of science