Tanks for Nothing

  • Season 3
  • Aired 01/21/2010
  • 2,582 Views

It's time to get spiritual.

narrator:IN THE NEW AGE ENCLAVE

OF ST. AUGUSTINE,FLORIDA,

SERENITY WAS ON A QUESTFOR WHAT BUDDHISTS CALL

SATORI,

WHICH MEANS"ENLIGHTENMENT."

EVERY DAY, SHE LEDA DISCIPLINED REGIMEN

OF YOGA EXERCISESAND MEDITATION.

ALL WITH THE GOALOF FREEING HER MIND

AND BECOMING ONEWITH THE UNIVERSE.

THE CENTERPIECEFOR HER QUEST FOR NIRVANA

WAS A HOMEMADEISOLATION TANK.

- AS YOU LIE THEREIN THE DARK, WARM LIQUID

THAT'S HEATED TO YOUREXTERNAL SKIN TEMPERATURE,

YOU BEGIN TO SORT OF LOSEA SENSE OF YOUR BODY SPACE.

YOU KNOW,THE BOUNDARIES OF WHERE YOU END

AND WHERETHE WATER BEGINS.

IT'S EXTREMELYPEACEFUL AND BLISSFUL

WHEN YOU COME OUT OF THE TANKAFTER ABOUT AN HOUR OR TWO.

narrator: ST. AUGUSTINEIS HOME

TO MANY SPIRITUAL SEEKERSLIKE SERENITY.

IT'S ALSO HOME TOTHE FLORIDA WATER MOCCASIN--

AN EXTREMELY VENOMOUS SNAKE.

AS SERENITY GOT HERSELFINTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE,

THE SNAKE GOT ITSELFINTO THE NICE, WARM TANK.

- SNAKES ARE ECTOTHERMIC.

LIKE ALL REPTILES,THEY ACTUALLY HAVE

TO RAISE THEIR BODY TEMPERATUREBY SEEKING SOME SORT OF

EXTERNAL MEANSTO ELEVATE THEIR TEMPERATURE.

USUALLY THEY'REGONNA BASK IN THE SUN.

BUT IF IT'S NIGHTTIME,THEY'RE GONNA SEEK OUT

WHATEVER WARMTH THEY CAN FIND.

narrator:ONCE INSIDE THE TANK,

SERENITY'S MIND WASFREE TO WANDER THE COSMOS.

IN HER BLISSED OUT STATE,

SERENITY HAD NO IDEASHE WASN'T ALONE.

THE SNAKE FOLLOWEDITS OWN BLISS...

AND BIT HER.

- AH!

- THE WATER MOCCASIN,BEING A PIT VIPER,

RELIES ON A VERY STRONG VENOMTHAT CARRIES A HEMOTOXIN

WHICH IS GONNA BREAK DOWNANY SORT OF MUSCLE TISSUE.

THAT TOXIN IS INJECTED THROUGHTWO NEEDLE-LIKE FANGS,

GOING INTO THE MUSCLES, ANDCAN ACTUALLY GO INTO THE HEART.

AND THAT IS DEFINITELYGONNA RESULT IN A FATAL BITE.

narrator: SERENITY WASLOOKING FOR PARADISE ON EARTH.

SHE SHOULD'VE REALIZEDIN EVERY EDEN

THERE'S ALWAYS A SNAKETO WATCH OUT FOR.

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