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USA TODAY: Cobra's severed head bites, kills chef

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Cobra’s severed head bites, kills chef

(NEWSER) – A chef killed a snake — but the snake had enough time to kill him back. Chef Peng Fan, of Guangdong Province in China, cut off the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared to dice its body for a soup, the Daily Mail reports. But 20 minutes later, as Peng was tossing the head in the trash, the head was still functioning. That’s when the venomous creature bit the chef, who died before anti-venom could be provided. “We … could hear screams coming from the kitchen,” says one restaurant guest. The bite results in paralysis and asphyxiation, the Daily Mirror notes. “It is perfectly possible that the head remained alive and bit Peng’s hand,” says an expert, adding that reptiles can usually function for up to an hour, even after being decapitated. “By the time a snake has lost its head, it’s effectively dead as basic body functions have ceased, but there is still some reflexive action. It means snakes have the capability of biting and injecting venom even after the head has been severed.”

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USA TODAY: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

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5 things you need to know Tuesday

Obama faces decision on military aid for Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet Tuesday with other European leaders in their first face-to-face talks since June. Though Obama has been quietly letting Germany take the lead on the diplomatic front as Ukraine’s standoff with Russia escalates, what he and his deputies communicate at the talks could play a pivotal role in whether Russia succeeds in disabling Ukraine’s economic recovery and permanently destabilizing Europe’s second-largest country. Serena Williams, Roger Federer take to the courts Serena Williams (No. 1 seed for women) and Roger Federer (No. 2 seed for men) both have their debut U.S. Open matches Tuesday. Williams faces fellow American Taylor Townsend. Williams is the favorite for a three-peat at the event, something that hasn’t been done since the mid-1970s. Even if she does that, “it will be a bad season – for her,” says her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. She hasn’t won a major championship since her second consecutive U.S. Open a year ago. Federer faces Marinko Matosevic from Australia. For Federer, there might never be a better chance to seize an 18th Grand Slam title. He’s had a string of solid runs in Wimbledon, Toronto and Cincinnati, and he can take advantage of the fact that Rafael Nadal is sidelined by a wrist injury.

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"We are all striving for a better tomorrow. Wu-Tang — we have something in common with each other. A brotherhood. A respect. When we say ‘a better tomorrow,’ we’re striving to make a better tomorrow for ourselves, but also to inspire a better tomorrow for the world." — RZA http://on.cc.com/1u7QGdZ

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Watch a Recap of Jungle's Tumblr IRL Event in Brooklyn

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Tumblr IRL is a music series we produce where we give a band a space and they get to do whatever they want with it, put their style all over it, fill it with whatever they’re interested in. Like a real-life Tumblr, see? Done these with Portugal. the Man, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, and a bunch of other bright young things like that.   

London-based mystery aesthetes Jungle did the most recent one. Stuffed a ex-brewery in Brooklyn with photographs and GIFs from Oliver Hadley Pearch, including this hypnotic bit of rollerdancing. And even if you missed the show, you can still vicariously experience the sensation of being inside of Jungle’s Tumblr via this video that Complex Magazine shot.