Good article, I think in the way they mention New Guinea and poisonous snakes would be similar to someone living in Canada and being afraid of snow, lol. It's just a normal part of everyday life.
P.S. if anyone lives in Canada and is afraid of snow I don't mean to offend, just thought the comparison kinda fit.
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