Beer: Just What the Doctor Ordered

We've already learned earlier this week what happens when you mix beer and the Australian outback, and it doesn't end well. Luckily, for Rod Sommerville, 54, of Australia, his story doesn't end in tragedy – it ends in beer.

Sommerville was bit by an eastern brown snake, one of the most highly venomous snakes in Australia – and that place is deadly! After returning home and calling for an ambulance, Sommerville calmly sat down and drank a nice, cold beer.

“I said to myself, 'if I'm going to [die], I'm going to have a beer,”' he told the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.

Sommerville was treated with the anti-venom and all ends well. That leaves only one thing left to say: Cheers!


  1. Brian Greene

    In the same predicament I might call out for a Maker’s Mark and ginger, but I can relate to his request in the circumstances.

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