28 Ekim 2017 Cumartesi

Cobra Venom: Kill the Elephant in the Room

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 27 October 2017)

ankara polis kobra zehiri ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Seems expensive but cost-per-elephant would be 'peanuts'...

Ankara anti-smuggling police have captured a suspect red-handed
trying to sell cobra venom brought to Turkey illegally from Iran.
Ahmet K., who smuggled the venom from Iran where it had been
produced in a laboratory, had two private hospitals in Istanbul
analyze the venom and it proved to be 100% pure.

Ahmet K. then offered to sell the cobra venom to two doctors for
$700,000 per vile.  The doctors' counter-offer of $100,000 per vile
prompted Ahmet K. to abandon the deal.  However, police tracked
Ahmet K. to Ankara and, posing as customers, offered him $2 million
for 3 viles.  Ahmet K. was caught red-handed with 3 viles and had
15 more in his car for a total of 0.8 liters of cobra venom.

Cobra venom's market price is $12 million.  It is used for decomposing
chemical weapons, cancer treatments and cosmetics.  One tiny drop of
cobra venom can kill an elephant in 8 seconds (!).

 the elephant in the room ile ilgili görsel sonucu
CEO screams "where's the cobra venom when I need it!"

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