18 thoughts on “Poll: Snakes in a Toilet

  1. Mesar November 18, 2009 / 9:54 pm

    Actually toilet spiders are more common where I live.

    Usually, if you find one, it’s a big, furry, but harmless huntsman spider. Occasionally you find a redback spider, which are not hugely aggressive, but will put you in hospital for a bite.

    Then, very rarely, you’ll find a funnel-web spider which can out-right kill you, no problems.

    I have an outdoor toilet, so I’m more likely to encounter a snake on the walk to the loo. Mostly likely a brown or red-belly black snake, both of which are highly venomous.

    I love Australia 🙂

  2. Llokki November 18, 2009 / 11:13 pm

    Mmmm, yes. Gotta love living in a country full of deadly insects and animals. No idea if it’s true or not, but I heard that funnel-webs can pierce leather with their fangs.

  3. Plastic Rat November 19, 2009 / 12:27 am

    Ah! Australia! The place god created while drunk and angry.

    Had a friend from there. Apparently you don’t have to worry about venomous spiders as much if you keep your house clean. Basically the penalty for an untidy house is being bitten by something that will either kill you outright, kill you just before you get to hospital, or cause a limb to rot off.

    I recall from an outback cooking program: ‘Oh yes mate, we’ve got 5000 different varieties of bush tomato’s… but only this one won’t kill you.’ Seriously? What the hell kind of place has 4999 different types of lethal TOMATOES?!

    Hell, you guys have a freakin’ sea snail that can kill people…

    Yeah, if I lived in Australia I’d also check for toilet snakes.. toilet spiders.. territorial venomous toilet tomatoes..

  4. Sharon November 19, 2009 / 12:54 am

    Do we really want to know?

    Also… I am NEVER moving to Australia.

  5. Bronte November 19, 2009 / 6:49 am

    Further proof that Australians are insane.

  6. Werit November 19, 2009 / 7:02 am

    Ever since seeing Ghoulies I have.

  7. Riknas November 19, 2009 / 7:19 am

    I…I don’t understand. And now I’m scared.

  8. tarisai November 19, 2009 / 7:48 am

    My favourite description of Australia comes from Dylan Moran:

    “I usually never leave the house, but we went to Australia recently—the whole family was there—it was a ridiculous place. Located three quarters of a mile from the surface of the sun, people audibly crackling as they walk past you on the street. That’s why they all barbecue, you don’t need to cook somewhere like that, you just bring the *beep* out, fling it on a grill and it bursts into flames. It’s not supposed to be inhabited, and when they’re not doing that, frying themselves outside, they all fling themselves into the sea, which is inhabited almost exclusively by things designed to kill you. Sharks, jellyfish, swimming knives, they’re all in there.”

    Censored for the young children. Better read accompanied by the images and sounds of Dylan Moran.

    My home toilet is free from most un-pleasantries, however I have one general rule for public/work toilets. If the lid is down, move on. Move on.

  9. vekkth November 19, 2009 / 8:24 am

    officially the funniest poll of biobreak, gz good sir.

  10. Atnor November 19, 2009 / 9:12 am

    I can’t be the only one who glanced at this headline and thought to himself, “I’m gettin tired of all these mother*$#@ snakes in my mother@#$% toilet!!”

    Australia scares me..

  11. SamIAm November 19, 2009 / 10:39 am

    I lived in Australia for a couple years when I was a kid. We had a frog that lived in our toilet. I was always afraid sitting, because I could just imagine the slimy critter jumpin’ up and sticking to my butt.

  12. capnjohn November 19, 2009 / 11:14 am

    That’s actually just a little fella 😉

  13. Llokki November 19, 2009 / 1:49 pm

    @Sharon – lol, it’s not nearly as bad as we might make it sound.

    @capnjohn – Nice one!

  14. We Fly Spitfires November 19, 2009 / 5:22 pm

    Ha, great poll 🙂

    Fortunately we don’t have snakes in the UK and why I’ll never go to Australia.

  15. Stabs November 19, 2009 / 6:50 pm

    Oddly enough when I worked in Africa a colleague did find a mamba in the toilet.

    I checked for a couple of days after that, those snakes are venomous.

  16. Monkey November 20, 2009 / 1:21 am

    Werit – you read my mind! Just seeing the poster as a wee kiddie caused irreparable toilet-terror.

  17. Plastic Rat November 25, 2009 / 4:39 am

    More evidence that Australia is just friggin insane:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AUSTRALIA_KANGAROO_ATTACK?SITE=CAANR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    I mean kangaroo’s right, they look cute enough… you don’t think the sucker will lead your dog into water and then attempt to drown it…

    How many mammals out there are capable of or would even think of drowning their enemies?

    Scary stuff man, that place is nuts. Not to mention the politicians… http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/24/australian-attorney-general-atkinson-plans-appeal-of-modern-warf/

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