Hebi, Serpente, Nathair, Gyvatė, and the list goes on. What do these names have to do with the island above? They are different ways of saying ‘snake’, which is the name of this island. Why is it called Snake island, you ask? Well, for one it is populated (or should I say, overly populated) by pit vipers. To put things into perspective, picture walking, and every 10 or so meters, running into approximately 10-50 snakes. Yep, and to make things more interesting, they grow to lengths of over a half a meter, each armed with venom that melts flesh and skin cells quite quickly. Even if you aren’t afraid of snakes, the Navy of Brazil has restricted all access to the public. Only a handful of experienced scientist are allowed to enter this island of the snakes. Next time you want to tell a horror story, tell your friends about Snake Island.