Want to avoid dying from a rattlesnake bite? Wear jeans.

Snake venom is something best avoided entirely. But how can you protect yourself if you do happen to get bitten? According to this study, one way to reduce your venom exposure is to wear jeans. These scientists filmed rattlesnakes striking fake limbs, some of which were covered in denim. Turns out the snakes were only able to inject a third of the venom into the be-jeaned limbs, leaving venom to be harmlessly absorbed by the denim fabric. No wonder Samuel L. Jackson wore jeans on that plane!

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