Venomous Beings

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Venomous Creatures

To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

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Venomous Creatures
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Poison Dart Frog

Tiny poison dart frogs may only be one inch (2.5 centimeters) long, but they pack a powerful punch— of poison. The golden poison dart frog has enough poison to kill 20,000 mice.

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Poison Dart Frog
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Box Jellyfish

Box jellyfish are distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Box jellyfish are known for the extremely potent venom produced by some species.Stings from these and a few other species in the class are extremely painful and sometimes fatal to humans.

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Box Jellyfish
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King Cobra

King cobras rarely attack humans, but one bite contains enough venom to bring down an elephant.

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King Cobra
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Marbled Cone Snail

This little beautiful looking Marbled Cone snail can be as deadly as any other animal on this list. One drop of its venom is so powerful that it can kill more than 20 humans.

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Marbled Cone Snail
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Blue-Ringed Octopus

This octopus is really small in size –12 cms in length from the upper half of the body to the tentacles. However, one should not be mislead by its rather tiny size. The Blue Ringed octopus can kill many humans with its powerful venom. Their poison has no antidote till date.

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Blue-Ringed Octopus
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Death Stalker Scorpion

One of the most venomous scorpions found on the face of earth, Death Stalker Scorpions can cause a highly dangerous situation for someone who has been stung. Highly aggressive in nature, these reptiles can cause fatal results within seconds.

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Death Stalker Scorpion
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Stonefish

It is the most venomous fish in the world. Its venom can be fatal to humans and many instances have been reported when stonefish have stung divers, resulting in their death.

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Stonefish
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Brazilian wandering spider

The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria) or banana spider appears in the Guinness Book of World Records 2007 for the most venomous spider and is the spider responsible for most human deaths.

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Brazilian wandering spider
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