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Watch Out! 10 Most Poisonous Animal On Earth That You Need To Know!

Watch Out! 10 Most Poisonous Animal On Earth That You Need To Know!

Poisonous animals endanger humanity in various unique and deadly ways. Interestingly, most people seem not to take their time to research on the most poisonous animals on the planet. Poisonous animals are responsible for a high number of intoxication leading to deaths across the globe. Therefore, knowing that they exist is helpful to safeguarding oneself from their deadly venoms and vicious. This simply means that it is up to us to learn about and prevent painful encounters with poisonous animals.

1. Box Jellyfish

Box Jellyfish
    Jobowenjobowen / Flickr

    The Box jellyfish is a cnidarians invertebrate that is a cube shaped free swimming fish from the Cubozoa class. The Box jellyfish is mainly found in northern Australia, other tropical indo pacific regions and subtropical oceans. The amount of venom in one Box jellyfish can kill up to sixty humans with one sting.

    • It comprises of numerous nematocysts on each tentacle these are tiny little stingers that immediately inject venom into the bloodstream when they come in contact with the skin.
    • It uses its stingers to also catch its prey.
    • It mainly feeds on small fish, prawns, shrimps, and other jellyfish species.
    • It is recorded in the world as the fastest swimming jellyfish since it can swim up to 6 meters a second.

    2. King Cobra

    King Cobra
      Bikramadittya / Flickr

      King Cobra is an elapid from the reptilian class which is mainly found in rain forest areas, tropical deciduous forests, tropical scrub forests and tropical grasslands such as India. It is one of the most venomous snake that can kill up to twenty men with one bite.

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      • It is approximately 18 feet long
      • It comprises of fangs that are up to 1.25 cm long, the fangs act as the route to administer the poison during a bite.
      • It uses its forked tongue to smell things since it is deaf to sounds but it can feel vibrations such as footsteps.
      • Their body temperature remains the same as the environment since they are cold blooded animals.
      • The feed on cold blooded animals like snakes and lizards which are digested by strong acids since they cannot chew.

      3. Marbled Cone Snail

      Marbled Cone Snail
        denniseads178 / Flickr

        The Marbled cone snail is a predatory sea snail that is 30mm to 150 mm in size. It is mainly found in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar and Chagos, southern Australia, the Marshall islands in the Bay of Bengal off India, and in the western part of the Pacific Ocean to Fiji. Its cone shaped snail shell is made up of a creature the harpoon that launches its venom and can kill over twenty people with one drop of venom.

        • It is mainly found in shallow water on coral reef platforms, among mangroves, under piles of rubble, in sand and under rocks.
        • It is mostly active during the day and unlike other Conus it is strictly nocturnal.
        • It mainly feeds on fish, worms and snails.

        4. Blue Ringed Octopus

        Blue Ringed Octupus
          PROLudovic / Flickr

          The blue ringed octopus is a small Cephalopod that is made up of a dangerous poison. It is mainly found along the coast of northern Australia to Japan and Pacific islands which includes regions like Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. It weighs around 10 to 100g and a length size of 5cm to 7cm.

          • They are mainly found in sandy and salty areas in clumps of algae, tide-pools and shallow coral reefs.
          • They have the capability of fitting in small places such as in cracks on the reef, inside shells, inside bottles, inside cans and under rocks.
          • They are rated among the most intelligent animals because of their jet propulsion dense mechanism, ability to change color and excellent eyesight.
          • It carries enough venom that can kill twenty six people.

          5. Deathstalker Scorpion

          Deathstalker scorpion
            Yair Goldstof / Wikimedia

            Deathstalker scorpion is from the Buthidae family and it is also known as the Israeli yellow scorpion. It is mainly found in the Middle East and North Africa and other regions such as, Algeria, Pakistan, Jordan, Ethiopia and Egypt.

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            • The male species is about three inches while the female is about four inches in size.
            • Their color mainly depends on the environment; this is a mechanism that they use in order for them to be undetected and to blend in with the surroundings.
            • They survive well in less humid areas, in regions that have a temperature of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
            • Their main source of diet is crickets and they also feed on grasshoppers or worms.

            6. Stone Fish

            Stonefish
              Bernard DUPONT / Flickr

              Stone Fish are camouflage kind of fish that have 13 spines with each containing a venomous sac. Their camouflage is due to their mottled brown greenish color. They are about 30-40 cm in length and weigh up to 2 kg. Stone fish are mainly found in areas above the tropic of Capricorn and coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific oceans.

              • They do not use their venom to kill their prey but they swim fast and quickly attack. Its venom can kill up to 25 people with one sting.
              • They are hard to notice in water because of their camouflage and their main habitat is on coral reefs, near rocks and in dormant sand or mud.
              • Stone fish can survive up to 24 hours.
              • They mainly feed on small fish and shrimps.

              7. Inland Taipan

              inland taipen
                if winter ends / Flickr

                Inland Taipan is known as a fierce snake that is mainly found in semi-arid regions of central east Australia. It is 2.5 m in length or approximately 6-8 feet long and has dramatic season colors that are; during winter it is dark blue and black while during summer it is olive green and brown.

                • It mainly feeds on birds, rodents and small mammals; it hunts its prey by stunning it with a single bite.
                • Its venom is very dangerous and can kill up to 100 people in a single bite
                • Inland Taipans mate between July and December; they only produce two clutches that comprise of 12-24 eggs.
                • The eggs are normally laid in a crevice or an abandoned animal burrow and they hatch after 2 months.

                8. Brazilian Wandering Spiders

                Brazilian Wandering Spiders
                  Graham Duggan / Flickr

                  Brazilian wandering spiders are large and aggressive, with red hairs on the body. They are some of the most poisonous spiders in the world. These spiders are known to feed on crickets and cockroaches; therefore, they are greatly engrossed to areas of high human habitation. This makes them dangerous. These large spiders are most certainly the most venomous spiders known to man.

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                  • These spiders are nocturnal and they use their venom to attack their prey. They hide in dark places during the day and emerge at night to hunt.
                  • The venom is strongly neurotoxic, because it acts on the nervous system and causes skin damage and it results in immediate pain.
                  • The venom also results into cold sweats, excessive salivation, and occasionally death.

                  9. Poisonous Dart Frog

                  Dart Frog
                    Orias1978 / Flickr

                    Poisonous dart frogs are the most famous frogs in the world. These frogs are of legendary status given the fact that they breed differently than most other frogs across the globe. These frogs are identical with neo-tropical rain forest. A great number of them are terrestrial, but some are determinedly arboreal.

                    • Mucus and toxin producing glands are contained in the skin of the poisonous dart frogs.
                    • Three Colombian species of the genus Phyllobates yield venoms so virulent, they could be lethal to humans.

                    10. Puffer Fish

                    puffer fish

                      Puffer fish are venomous fish broadly distributed in warm oceans, but they are mainly numerous in the Central and South Pacific Oceans and in the Caribbean. They are basically found along the coasts of Japan, Indonesia and China. These fish have been responsible for a good number of deaths in the stated countries.

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                      • These fish differ in size from 1 inch long to 2 inch long.
                      • A single puffer fish can produce enough venom that can kill at least thirty people.

                      Featured photo credit: OligochaetesInYourApple via i.imgur.com

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                      Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

                      Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

                      There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming is bad, but here’s why science says it’s good for you.

                      “For the first time in the history of psychology there is a way to access feelings, hidden away, in a safe way and thus to reduce human suffering. It is, in essence, the first science of psychotherapy.” — Dr. Arthur Janov

                      Primal Therapy

                      Dr. Arthur Janov invented Primal Therapy in the late 1960’s. It is a practice that allows the patient to face their repressed emotions from past trauma head on and let those emotions go. This treatment is intended to cure any mental illness the patient may have that surfaced from this past trauma. In most cases, Primal Therapy has lead Dr. Janov’s patients to scream towards the end of their session, though it was not part of the original procedure. During a group therapy session that was at a standstill, Dr. Janov says that one of his patients, a student he called Danny, told a story that inspired him to implement a technique that he never would have thought of on his own.

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                      How it Started

                      “During a lull in our group therapy session, he told us a story about a man named Ortiz who was currently doing an act on the London stage in which he paraded around in diapers drinking bottles of milk. Throughout his number, Ortiz is shouting, ‘Mommy! Daddy! Mommy! Daddy!’ at the top of his lungs. At the end of his act he vomits. Plastic bags are passed out, and the audience is requested to follow suit.”

                      It doesn’t end there, though. Dr. Janov said that his patient was quite fascinated with that story, and that alone moved him to suggest something even he believed to be a little elementary.

                      “I asked him to call out, ‘Mommy! Daddy!’ Danny refused, saying that he couldn’t see the sense in such a childish act, and frankly, neither could I. But I persisted, and finally, he gave in. As he began, he became noticeably upset. Suddenly he was writhing on the floor in agony. His breathing was rapid, spasmodic. ‘Mommy! Daddy!’ came out of his mouth almost involuntarily in loud screeches. He appeared to be in a coma or hypnotic state. The writhing gave way to small convulsions, and finally, he released a piercing, deathlike scream that rattled the walls of my office. The entire episode lasted only a few minutes, and neither Danny nor I had any idea what had happened. All he could say afterward was: ‘I made it! I don’t know what, but I can feel.’”

                      Delving deeper

                      Dr. Janov says he was baffled for months, but then he decided to experiment with another patient with the same method, which lead to a similar result as before. The patient started out calling “Mommy! Daddy!” then experienced convulsions, heavy breathing, and then eventually screamed. After the session, Dr. Janov says his patient was transformed and became “virtually another human being. He became alert… he seemed to understand himself.”

                      Although the initial intention of this particular practice wasn’t to get the patient to scream, more than once did his Primal Therapy sessions end with the patient screaming and feeling lighter, revived, and relieved of stresses that were holding them down in life.

                      Some Methods To Practice Screaming

                      If you want to try it out for yourself, keep reading!

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                      • Step 1: Be Alone — Be alone. If you live in a place that you can’t be alone, it might be a good idea to talk to your family or roommates and explain to them what you’re about to do and make sure they’re okay with it. If you’re good to go, move on to step 2.
                      • Step 2: Lie Down — Lie down on a yoga mat on your back and place a pillow underneath your head. If you don’t own a yoga mat, you can use a rug or even a soft blanket.
                      • Step 3: Think — Think of things that have hurt you or made you angry. It can be anything from your childhood or even something that happened recently to make yourself cry, if you’re not already crying or upset. You could even scream “Mommy! Daddy!” just like Dr. Janov’s patients did to get yourself started.
                      • Step 4: Scream — Don’t hold anything back; cry and scream as loud as you can. You can also pound your fists on the ground, or just lie there and scream at the top of your lungs.

                      After this, you should return your breathing to a normal and steady pace. You should feel lighter, like a weight has been lifted off of you. If not, you can also try these other methods.

                      Scream Sing

                      Scream singing” is referring to what a lot of lead singers in metal or screamo bands will do. I’ve tried it and although I wasn’t very good at it, it was fun and definitely relieved me of any stress I was feeling from before. It usually ends up sounding like a really loud grunt, but nonetheless, it’s considered screaming.

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                      • Step 1 — Bear down and make a grunting sound.
                      • Step 2 — Hiss like a snake and make sure to do this from your diaphragm (your stomach) for as long as you can.
                      • Step 3 — Breathe and push your stomach out for more air when you are belting notes, kind of like you would if you were singing.
                      • Step 4 — Try different ways to let out air to control how long the note will last, just make sure not to let out too much air.
                      • Step 5 — Distort your voice by pushing air out from your throat, just be careful not to strain yourself.
                      • Step 6 — Play around with the pitch of your screams and how wide your mouth is open – the wider your mouth is open, the higher the screams will sound. The narrower or rounder your mouth is (and most likely shaped like an “o”), the lower the screams will sound.
                      • Step 7 — Start screaming to metal music. If you’re not a huge metal fan, it’s okay. You don’t have to use this method if you don’t want to.

                      If you want a more thorough walkthrough of how to scream sing, here’s a good video tutorial. If this method is too strenuous on your vocal chords, stop. Also, make sure to stay hydrated when scream singing and drink lots of water.

                      Scream into a pillow

                      Grab a pillow and scream into it. This method is probably the fastest and easiest way to practice screaming. Just make sure to come up for air.

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                      Always remember to make sure that you’re not going to disturb anyone while practicing any of these methods of screaming. And with that, happy screaming!

                      Featured photo credit: Sharon Mollerus via flickr.com

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