Brazil's 'Snake Island' Is The Place Of Nightmares, We're Pretty Sure

July 4, 2014 3:54 PM

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This just may be the most terrifying place on Earth--at least if you happen to suffer from ophidiophobia, a.k.a fear of snakes.

And these aren't just any snakes. Queimada Grande is the only known home of the golden lancehead (Bothrops insularis), one of the most venomous vipers in the world. The snake's venom is said to be three to five times stronger than that of any mainland snake, according to Smithsonian.

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