OK, so this story is only slightly connected to beer, but it was just too weird not to pass along. Apparently a guy in China has for years been eating live snakes and washing them down with warm beer. Where to begin here? Really, eating snakes? And live snakes, at that? And washing them down with warm beer? The guy said he first ate a snake to win a bet with a friend for a pack of cigarettes. Are you kidding me? How about a pack of cigarettes and like $100,000. You’re talking about eating a live snake, here. I remember in college we paid one of our buddies like $6.57 to eat an entire jar of mayonnaise. Let’s just say that did not end in a good way. The Chinese snake-eater said eating snakes helps him relax, and that “it’s a bit smelly but they’re very delicious.” The Thirsty Beagle will stick to beer — cold beer — that is, and no snakes.