I'm starting to really like doing Top 10's etc, so I reckon I'll do at least one a week :)
11. Potassium Cyanide
Heard of cyanide before? You don't want to mistake it for sugar, 200mg is enough to send you to the locker. First it'll react with your stomach acid, converting it to Hydrogen cyanide, the deadliest form of cyanide, it'll stop your body using oxygen which means your cells can't respirate.
|That's a cheap shot!|
Maybe you're thinking these guys are soft at heart. But they're really not, edge within a couple metres of their offspring and you'll face 3 metres of bear clawing your face off.
9. Western water hemlock
Regarded as North America's most toxic plant, it is also a member of the carrot family.
8. Death stalker scorpioin
Usually scorpions aren't known for being extremely dangerous. However this guy is an exception, his poison is a cocktail of all sorts of deadly toxins which likely will end in your squirming in unimaginable pain for very long time!
Wearing your insect repellent? Most of you have been bit by one, and chances are you won't have suffered more than an itch. However in third world countries such as Africa, they carry deadly diseases and viruses such as Malaria.
Malaria has no cure apart from prevention, and is responsible for 2 million deaths a year!
6. The box jellyfish
These can grow up to 3 metres in length, and pack a punch in their tenticles. You'll have seen these in Finding Nemo when Dory is bouncing around, yeah don't do that it'll annoy them. And when you annoy these guys they'll pump toxin into you like a bicycle.
Recorded as one of the most painful stingers ever, I wouldn't want to get caught in a flock of these.
|If you're brave enough for the saw video -|
5. Hydrogen Fluoride
Ever seen Saw VI? You'll have seen the guy getting pumped with Hydrofluoric acid and you'll see the agonising pain and death that slowly follows.
4. Black widow
You knew this would be on the list didn't you? It's called the black widow because the female eats the male just after sex, not a good way to finish is it?
Normally the bites don't kill if given medical attention, but if you happen to stick your hand into a family of these spiders, you'll die for sure.
They're are identified by their trademark red hourglass on their back.
Entering badass territory
3. Poison dart frog
These guys may look harmless, but they have enough toxin in them to kill 20 humans!
They have the signature stripes to warn potential predators to back off, and if they don't they'll die a painful death from the poison they ingest.
Next time you're wandering through a jungle, be careful you don't step on one of these. It's mother might just come after you.
2. Blue ring octopus
These are as deadly as they look, one swipe from this guy has 10,000x the toxicity as cyanide; a famous chemical many people use to murder others.
This octopus is only the size of a golf ball! Nevertheless, if you irritate this guy he's sure make you pay for it. There is no known cure for this poison, the only thing you can do is apply pressure and a lot of mouth to mouth.
Not that you'll receive any if you're mooching around at the bottom of the ocean.
1. Clostridium Botulinum
Here we go, the big number one. You be thinking "Oh great what a measly little bacteria". It's the most powerful neurotoxin discovered, it's an enzyme which brutally attacks your muscles leaving you paralysed. Except that's nothing to worry about when you're dead!
The reason why this rod shaped pathogen is number one is that a tablespoon has the potency to kill 1.2 billion people, or rather, 20% of the human population!