Guy Gets Bitten By Black Mamba Snake Four Times To Prove He's Developed Immunity

April 5, 2018


Seen here looking like the exact sort of man I'd expect to purposefully get bitten by venomous snakes, this is a video of Wisconsinite and snake venom connoisseur Tim Friede getting bitten four times by a black mamba (which they state can kill a human in 20 minutes but Wikipedia says can cause a human to collapse in 45 minutes with death in 7 - 15 hours) to prove that he's developed an immunity by shooting up snake venom over the past 16 years. WTF! Fascinating, crazy shit:

For the past 16 years, Tim Friede has been boosted over 700 times with snake venom, including over 200 snake bites from live venomous snakes. Over the course of these boosts, he has developed a remarkable immunity to snakes that would be ordinarily lethal, including cobras, taipans, black mambas, diamondback rattlers, and many others. He is resistant to a genetically diverse panel of snakes spanning the Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, indicating that he has affinity matured broadly neutralizing antibodies that can recognize and neutralize all snake venoms. Backed by Jacob Glanville who is a world expert in in high-throughput sequencing and antibody display bioengineering technologies capable of rapidly recovering the genetic instructions for antibodies developed from live immunizations. Research on his blood have identified extremely elevated IgG4 anti-sera against snake venoms and a generally elevated IgG. Tim's blood contains the instructions for a universal, fully human antivenom.

Wow, over 700 boosts of snake venom -- that's pretty hardcore. This dude is nuts. I actually did learn a lot watching the video though. But mostly, if you're ever bitten by a venomous snake in the future, the first thing you're going to want to do is find Tim Friede and drink his blood.

Keep going for the video (which was equal parts weird and weirder) while I speculate whether it's all the snake venom that's made his face look like a zombie's.

Thanks to n0nentity, who agrees he should have taken those bites on his chest as close to his heart as possible.

  • Vijay Simha

    The Indian Army is seriously Interested in you.

  • Gilbert

    It's rare that a video leaves me in open mouthed awe, but this one got that reaction just watching him get bit the first time...

    How the hell is he still alive?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I think I read somewhere that the number one reason for snake bites emergencies in the US are from people of the Snake Handler religion.

  • pseudo gamer

    the ones from conan?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I doubt they're the same sect.

  • PyroLoveridge

    Maybe this guy should try a radioactive snake?

  • "You can be immune to everything"


    (Start with fire maybe?)

  • Richard H Sanford

    He looks like one of Count Olaf's disguises.

  • roehlstation

    That is Unfortunate

  • Richard H Sanford


  • Fartbutt

    If a snake bit his penis could he poison people he has sex with? Poison penis man!!!!!! What a title

  • Adibobea9

    Something tells me he would poison people during sex without the snake bite…

  • Fartbutt

    Very good point

  • The_Wretched

    Look Away, look away.

  • Draco Basileus

    Life goals...we should all be so lucky to have them.

  • Bosun Higgs

    But how is he with iocaine powder?

  • Bling Nye

    "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!' AAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAA--"

  • JimmyJam


    AA HAA HAA HAA....

  • TheQiwiMan


  • tyr2180

    You keep using that word...

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