25 Crazy Bits Of Trivia About Venom And Poison

There are so many things out there that can kill you just be injecting a bit of venom into your body. In fact, there are so many dangerous creatures that just reading this list will probably make you a little paranoid. But before going on, lets review some information. What is venom? Venom is something that those nasty little (or big!) creatures put into your body. Snakes are generally venomous. And what is poison then? Poison is something that, well, you put into your body…usually by eating a poisonous creature or animal. These poisonous (not venomous) creatures cannot inject you with their nastiness but rather they have to wait until you try to eat them or touch them. So now you know! Next time you are bit by a dangerous look snaking and all you friends start yelling “he just got bit by a poisonous snake!” you can correct them before passing out but calmly saying “the snake is venomous, not poisonous”. Disclaimer – you probably won’t have time to explain much more than that and should seek immediate medical attention. Depending on what bit you, things can go downhill pretty fast. These are 25 crazy bits of trivia about venom and poison!

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The blue ringed octopus is one of the smallest and deadliest animals in the world. To make things worse, its venom has no antidote.

The blue ringed octopus is one of the smallest and deadliest animals in the world. To make things worse, its venom has no antidoteSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The box jellyfish has venom that is so powerful, its human victims have been known to have heart failure and drown before reaching shore.

The box jellyfish has venom that is so powerful, its human victims have been known to have heart failure and drown before reaching shoreSource: nationalgeographic.com, Image: wikipedia

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Bill Haast, known as the Snake Man, injected himself with venom everyday for 60 years. He has been credited for saving numerous lives by donating his blood which is rich in antibodies.

Bill Haast, known as the Snake Man, injected himself with venom everyday for 60 years. He has been credited for saving numerous lives by donated his blood which was rich in antibodiesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Some scientists believe that morning sickness evolved to protect the fetus from poisons or toxins which could have been ingested by the mother. In fact, women without morning sickness are more likely to miscarry.

Some scientists believe that morning sickness evolved to protect the fetus from poisons or toxins which could have been ingested by the mother. In fact, women without morning sickness are more likely to miscary.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Mangos and pistachios are in the same family as poison ivy.

Mangos and pistachios are in the same family as poison ivySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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