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TODAY'S TED TALK

A king cobra bite -- and a scientific discovery

5:33 minutes · TED Fellows: Shape Your Future

A king cobra has enough venom to kill 10 people in a single bite. Recounting his near-death experience after being bitten by one of these majestic yet deadly snakes, conservationist and TED Fellow Gowri Shankar shares the epiphany he had when the antivenom failed: there's more than one unique species of king cobra.

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