I guess these clips are going to need a little setup. So there’s this guy, right? And he shoves horrifying live creatures into his mouth. Um… that’s pretty much it.
Wait, you need more than that? Really? Okay, fine… you asked for it.
The man depicted in the footage below is Arteval Duarte, an environmental activist and a particular kind of… uh, performance artist, I suppose, based in Jacunda, Brazil.
Duarte is quickly becoming world-famous for performing insane and absolutely shit-your-pants horrifying stunts with various local fauna.
Videos of these stunts tend to go viral, due to the shock factor, but the endgame is to raise awareness for Brazilian animals, many of which are becoming endangered by deforestation.
It should be noted — you know, in case you’re too horrified to watch these clips through to the end — that the creatures do escape from his mouth very much alive, and appear to be completely undamaged. (I can’t guarantee the same for Duarte himself, but I’m going to assume he knows what he’s doing.)
Duarte’s stunts also include putting venomous snakes and centipedes in his mouth, or even enclosing himself in a wooden box which is then set on fire. Oh, and he’s kneeling on broken glass inside there. With live snakes. Seriously.
That’s it, I can’t watch this guy any more. Nope nope nope nope not watching…
But hey, be my guest… feel free to watch more clips of stunts just like these if you really want to: Duarte’s latest feats are documented at his official YouTube channel, where your screams of sheer naked horror can mingle with those of thousands of viewers all around the world.