Thailand has more snakes per square mile than any other country—they are a common sight outside the cities. And believe me, if you ever find a snake coiled up inside your toilet, you’ll never sit down without thoroughly check-ing under the rim again! Known officially as the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, the snake farm was opened in 1923 by this queen as an arm of the Thai Red Cross. Why? Because the institute special-ized in the production of anti-venom. You can watch the snakes being ‘milked’ of venom and listen to a video explaining the institute’s progress. That’s where the education stops and the horror begins for the squeamish—after that, it’s watching snakes being fed rats and other small animals, and a chance to get a photo with a giant python draped around your neck.