The internet has a habit of taking things that are slimey and venomous and turning them into overnight sensations. It worked for Sarah Palin and your boy Charlie Sheen, and now it’s working for the infamous Bronx Zoo cobra.

As if the Twitter page wasn’t enough, now the cobra has a Facebook fan page dedicate to trying to get the loveable reptile to host Saturday Night Live. Upon hearing the news, the cobra responded via Twitter: “There's a Facebook page "Bronx Zoo's Cobra to Host SNL." Apparently it worked for Betty White.”

And because the Internet doesn’t just stop at Facebook or Twitter, the cobra now has its own line of merchandise, complete with T-shirts, mugs and thongs. So be sure to think about the cobra next time you have to buy a gift for a loved one.

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