How to Win a Staring Competition With a Snake

Snakes do not have eyelids in the traditional sense, and as a result, cannot blink. But that doesn’t mean you have to lose to one in a staring competition. Follow these guidelines and you’ll be dominating your serpentine brethren in no time.

  1. Be scary. Snakes are more afraid of humans than we are of them. So if you can make yourself look like a human, there’s a good chance the snake will slither away. Congratulations, you’ve just won the staring contest.
  2. Fight dirty. If you struggle to make yourself look human, you will need to try a different approach. It is a well-known fact that Taylor Swift's music brings snakes to tears, as they empathise with the heartbreak of a long, thin creature that sheds its appearance on a regular basis. Play I Knew You Were Trouble on repeat until the snake begins to cry. The snake will then leave to locate a box of tissues, handing you the victory.
  3. Change it up. Snakes are just animals. They have no idea what a staring contest involves. If you alter the rules to suit your personal strengths, there’s literally no way you can lose. Why not make it so the aim of the game is to look away first? Or to have the most legs? Get creative.

Things you’ll need: snake.