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Let a snake massage you


HAVE you ever heard of Snake Massage? One such service is available at the Cebu Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Office. Massagers are real and live snakes, 15 to 20 kilos heavy.

According to Giovani Stephen Romarate, zoo manager, the snakes are harmless because they grew up with humans, were trained and tamed.

He explained that there are really no therapeutic claims to the massage. Their goal is to let everyone know more about wildlife. Commonly, people run or kill snakes whenever they encounter them. The agenda is to educate people about snakes – that snakes could be our friends.

Blinky de Leon and Jonathan Cimafranca were the “Matanglawin” adventuristas who took part in the snake massage featured on our show recently. They claim that their fear of snakes disappeared after the massage.

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In the same episode, we showed three different types of snakes: the Boa Constrictor, the Reticulated Python, and the Brazilian Rainbow Boa.

The difference between the Boa Constrictor and the Python (reticulatus meaning neck like) is their means of reproduction. The Boa is viviparous gives birth to snakes while the pyton is oviparous or lays eggs.

The Brazilian Rainbow Boa is thus called because whenever the sunlight hits its skin, it shines like a rainbow.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): The number four is the only number in the English language that has the same number of letters in its name as its meaning.

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The only active diamond mine in the United States is in Arkansas.

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The only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for cows is India.

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The only crime defined in the US Constitution is treason – Article III, Section 3.

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The only Englishman to become Pope was Nicholas Breakspear, who was Adrian IV from 1154 to 1159.

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Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.

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