I don't have anything to contribute to the tongue splitting topic. I felt compelled to comment because I received notification of this entry via your RSS feed which I have tied into Trillian via its News plugin. So a little window faded into existence on the lower right of my screen saying "Monkeyspeak: Silly Serpent." with a hyperlink to the entry's page. Very cool.Actually, I do have a comment on the tongue splitting. Ever get that strange sensation in your finger nails when you see or hear someone scratching their nails down a chalkboard? Admit it, you just felt it now, right? Well, the article's photo induced a similar sensation in my tongue. Very weird.
For the morbidly fascinated - when this news item came up yesterday, about the best URL and pictures I found on the process via google was The Lizardman's body modification page. This guy also has some other crazy-cool "bodmods".Warning: if you've just had lunch you may not want to click above.