Getting bitten by a venomous snake is the stuff of nightmares, so why on earth would people choose to inject themselves with deadly venom

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Welcome to the bizarre world of The Snake Man. Steve Ludwin regularly injects the deadly venom from his pet snakes. He is one of a handful of extraordinary ‘venom addicts’ who believe it helps them look younger and prevents illness. But could this practice be causing him real damage? As well as seeing Steve inject snake venom that would easily kill others in matter of hours, and trying to understand why he does it, we will look at the science of this baffling experimentation and trace the history of the practice back to Ancient Egypt and beyond.