Monthly:December 2022

How Different Are Snake and Scorpion Venom and What It Means

Animals producing venom in a specialized gland and capable of inflicting injury or death are categorized as venomous animals. This category includes insects and reptiles, and other species that fall under this umbrella term. Snakes and scorpions are the two most deadly groups of venomous creatures on earth. These organisms can fatally harm or kill humans with just a few drops of fluid that is secreted out of their bodies. This fluid is called venom and is commonly referred to […]

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The Deathstalker: Separating Myth from Reality

The vagaries of science journalism are quite notorious for those in the know. Even a glimmer of a click-worthy topic shoves the whole notion of scientific accuracy right out the door, bringing exaggerations in its stead. Something similar seems to have happened with the deathstalker scorpion. A search on Google for the “deadliest scorpions” yields multiple results with this little creepy-crawler making the list, or even topping it (Source: Oh-Worm, AmericanOutdoor). While it is the most venomous scorpion in the […]

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