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Top 10 Tiny Animals With Enough Poison To Absolutely Destroy You — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Tiny Animals With Enough Poison To Absolutely Destroy You — TopTenzNet


Top 10 Tiny Animals With Enough Poison To
Absolutely Destroy You 10. Sonoran Coralsnake These snakes, related to cobras, are found
in the deserts of Mexico and the Southern US. While they can grow to about two feet,
they usually don’t, and are much smaller and skinnier than most other snakes. As if
they’re not hard enough to see, due to their size, they tend to be nocturnal. Lucky for us, they prefer to indulge in cannibalism,
snacking almost exclusively on other snakes. But if you do decide to pick one up and play
with it, beware: their venom is a powerful neurotoxin that can paralyze your central
nervous system. 9. Blue Ringed Octopus Try to forget about starting another grammar
war over whether it’s “octopuses” or “octopi,” and try to focus on how this
thing will straight-up kill you. The Blue Ringed Octopus can be found in the waters
around Australia, and measure up to a whopping 4 inches in size. Usually it is a brown or
yellow color but, when frightened, its blue rings will light up all over its body. However, as pretty as it is, do not touch!
The tiny critter has an incurable venom toxic enough to kill 26 adults humans in a matter
of minutes. 8. Brazilian Wandering Spider So called because they hunt prey, as opposed
to spinning webs, the Brazilian Wandering Spider has been recognized since 2007 as the
spider with the most powerful venom in the world, and the one responsible for the most
human deaths. Most victims will die within an hour of being bitten. The spider, which can grow to have a leg span
of 4 inches, is also known as the banana spider, as it tends to hide inside between bunches
of bananas and then jump out at their prey. In 2008, one was found in a crate of bananas
in Britain. It was caught with a pencil, since that’s logically the best tool to approach
the most dangerous spider alive with, before humanely putting them. By that, we naturally
mean “blow them up as violently as possible.” 7. Deathstalker Scorpion Deathstalker scorpions are mainly found throughout
Africa and Asia in mainly dry, desert habitats, measuring up to 4 inches, but usually around
2. They are considered to contain among the most powerful and painful scorpion venom in
the world, which can cause fever, convulsions, paralysis and death. When it comes to scorpions in general, the
smaller the pincer, the more powerful the venom. While many people would probably assume
the opposite, this is because those with large pincers can rely on the force of their bite
to get their message across, while those with small ones need toxins to defend themselves. 6. Tarantula Hawk Actually a type of wasp, there are 15 species
of tarantula hawks in North America, and they can grow to be about 2 inches long. They are
so called because they hunt tarantulas, stinging and paralyzing them. The Tarantula hawk will
then lay eggs in the spider, and bury it alive. When the eggs hatch, they will eat the spider
alive for 35 days. So unless you’re a tarantula, that’s not
something you need to worry about. But that doesn’t mean you have nothing to worry about,
since its venomous sting is meant to be the second-most painful sting in the animal kingdom. 5. Giant Japanese Hornet If you thought that was was bad, wait until
you hear about this one: The Giant Japanese hornet can grow up to 2 inches long, about
as big as the previous entry. Its venom works by being injected via a stinger that measures
1/4 inch, and then attacking your nervous system while dissolving your tissue at the
same time. One hornet alone can kill an adult, and anaphylactic shock is a very common side
effect of being stung. Also, it can sting multiple times. Plus, if
you do get stung, you’ll have a hard time fleeing, as they can fly at 25 mph. Killing
between 20 and 40 people in Japan a year, these animals are responsible for more deaths
than any other in Japan. 4. Poison Dart Frog Poison dart frogs are one of the most colorful
animals in nature. This is to scare off potential predators, and is known as aposematic coloration.
With such elaborate colors, predators will recognize the animals that make them sick
much faster than animals with dull colors, and so are less likely to attack them. Dart frogs are about two inches long, and
their toxicity depends on their color, with golden poison dart frogs having enough venom
to kill 10 adult men. Scientists believe that they may get their toxins from plant poisons
eaten by their prey. 3. Cone Snails With the ability to produce up to 100 different
toxins, cone snails are among the most venomous creatures on the planet. The snails are mainly
found in Australia, and hunt fish. To do this, they hide in the sand and wait for a fish
to pass overhead. When they detect a fish, they thrust a harpoon up, through which they
inject their venom. This paralyzes the fish, which they then eat. A person stung by a cone snail probably won’t
get eaten, but still only has about a 30% chance of survival. The good news is that
they can only use each harpoon once, so you are unlikely to be stung more than twice.
Bad news: one sting is usually all they need. 2. Harvester Ant The harvester ant has the most toxic venom
of any known insect. Unsurprisingly, a sting from a single ant is not enough to deal any
real damage to humans, but the ants have figured a way around that. When one ant bites, a pheromone
is released to alert any other ants in the area. When they smell this pheromone, they
will all flock to the first ant, and attack the victim together. Together, they can deal
significant damage to humans and, while deaths may not be common, they still do occur, mostly
as a result of either allergic reactions or anaphylactic shock. 1. Irukandji Jellyfish The Irukandji jellyfish less than an inch
long. Most of us wouldn’t go near a regular jellyfish unless to poke one with a stick
but, if you somehow managed to spot one of these teensy guys, you would probably just
splash it away. But be careful because, despite its size, the Irukandji jellyfish is the most
venomous creature on the planet. In fact, it was only discovered recently, after it
caused several deaths. While doctors believe they may have a treatment for the sting now,
it isn’t certain. After being stung, symptoms such as vomiting,
headaches, increased heart rate, and high blood pressure can set in within a matter
of hours, or even minutes. Its venom is 100 times more powerful than that of a cobra,
and 1,000 times more powerful than that of a tarantula. It goes without saying that this
terrifying creature is found in Australian waters.

Comments (87)

  1. those animals better watch out, im lvl 645 so i have a shitton of health
    they wont be able to do shit!
    ….
    do i have a problem?

  2. Number 1 comment. Also love your videos.

  3. Poor Australia getting all these scary insects and animals, at least they have cool accents.

  4. Why is Australia so deadly. I think the food over there will kill you if you're not looking.

  5. 10#
    Isn't there another snake that looks just like it, but isn't venomous? 
    I remember it being brought up in…possibly a David Attenborough documentary.
    Something about the order of the coloured bands.
    Either way, don't play with potentially poisonous things that would make for a cool wristband.

  6. My friend found a scorpion in his room a few months ago and brought it up in conversation like it was a regular house spider. I had to keep asking to confirm it was a scorpion and not a spider, considering that he told me he put it on a book and released it out of the window.
    Worst part is, I'm not in an exotic area where scorpions are the norm. I'm in a small village in Britain. In the Midlands, no less, so it couldn't have arrived via a ship or anything. To this day, we have no idea where it came from…
    Or where it went for that matter… Shudder…

  7. come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed.

  8. I am so glad I live in Ireland

  9. What no drop bears.

  10. Dam i'm not going to live in Australia anymore  ;'(

  11. lol, your third snake picture isn't the poisonous one 🙁

  12. What did he say at 1:43? 
    All I heard "It was…"

  13. CARN STRAYA! ALWAYS ON TOP! WE'RE NO.1! WE'RE NO.1! Oh…

  14. I couldn't even look at the video when it was showing the spiders, they freak me out so much. There are so many things that may be so small but can cause a person to die. I'll remember not to go near any of these creatures.

  15. Freakin BUGS! Argh.

  16. Venom is injected so the dart frog is poisonous because it would have to be ingested just had to say this to be that guy

  17. Moral of the story: Stay far away from Australia

  18. Very interesting video. Though it technically (technically), should have been titled something along the lines of, "Top 10 Tiny Animals with Toxic Enough Venom to Absolutely Destroy You."

    Not really important but there is a technical difference between poison and venom. Poison's are simple. They indiscriminately kills cells  on contact. Venom is a bit more involved and act on the body various ways; depending on the venom. Hemotoxins attack the blood, neurotoxins affect the brain which in turn affects other organs like the heart or the lungs, and so on.

    A minor distinction but one that's likely to be made a number of times here in the comments. Nevertheless, an enjoyable video as always!

  19. Can you do top ten funniest videos? Please

  20. That last picture for number 10 wasn't a coral snake. Red to yellow, kill a fellow. Red to black, venom lacks.

  21. "Remind me never to go within a 1000 mile radius of Australia."

  22. 1:45 africur lol

  23. Would you say that a human eating a chimp (or vice versa) is canniablism? Because that makes as much sense as saying that about a coral snake eating other snakes.
    A really dumb thing to say. But possibly just a bad joke.

  24. Why does this arouse me…

  25. 0:25 and 0:36 are different species of snake, they are similar in color, but one (I forgot its name) is not poisonous.

  26. And people are scared of cute little ball pythons…:(

  27. Who narrates these? He has a lovely voice! Sounds familiar.

  28. When it said Poison Dart Frog, I thought for a second it said Poison Fart Dog. I LOLed.

  29. In France there's hornets

  30. Note to myself: don't swim in australian waters

  31. One of those coral snake

  32. Note to self, never go to Australia…

  33. I'm never leaving my house again!

  34. Swimming in the ocean near Australia doesn't sound fun.

  35. you can prove evolution with colorful frogs smh and people still like
    "wheres the proof"

  36. You know the old adage red touches yellow and what not. I've always felt it was kind of pointless, if it look like a coral snake I'm going to assume it's a coral snake.

  37. 10 norway snake

  38. So so octopi is definitely incorrect, based on the incorrect belief that octopus is based on second declension noun. It is actually based on the ancient Greek, and if it was based on on Latin it would octopodes which it's plural would be octopedes. Funny enough  octopodes is actually the correct plural form of the Greek octopus, but since we are speaking English even if words have their roots in Latin, Greek we can conjugate them according to English rules.

  39. red on white, your ok
    red on black, your dead jack

  40. Octopuses or Octopi…

    Well -i would assume a Latin derivative. Octopus is actually derived from Greek so it is either Octopuses or Octopodes.

    Quite simple really.

  41. this was a really interesting video (to me anyway)
    and now that i have read the comments i have a question for those involved in the "poison/venom" debates which i have always wanted to ask:
    does it matter whether it was poison or venom after you are dead? because honestly i don't think i will care much at that point myself, what with being dead and all. then again perhaps that's just me being my little weirdo self   😀

  42. Why so many deadly things in Australia?

  43. Ive seen tarantula hawks…. Those things a huge!

  44. Fatalities from envenomation are primarily related to anaphylactic shock or cardiac arrest, though there have been rare cases where patients died as a result of multiple organ failure, typically after a relatively large number of stings.

    Those who died of multiple organ failure additionally exhibited signs of skin hemorrhaging and necrosis, though both are otherwise rare. There are two likely reasons for skin hemorrhaging and necrosis: an inability to effectively neutralize the venom, or unusually potent venom toxicity for that set of stings. In either case, these stings lead to multiple organ injury. While not everyone presented with lesions or necrosis, there was a strong correlation between the number of stings and the severity of injury. Those who died, on average, were stung 59 times (with a standard deviation of 12) while those who survived suffered 28 stings (with a standard deviation of 4).[13]

    Quote: Wikipedia.org

    Japanes Giant Hornet in this case is not as dangerous as you target them

  45. The most dangerous animal is my partner
    … She will break your bed and maybe the building‚ distort your mind so much it makes shooms (the founder of most religions) seem like the mushrooms you put on pizza and on top of all that she is a cowgirl and that can explain it self.

  46. HUGE HORNETS?!?!?! I'm building a nope rocket one way to Mars, anyone want to join?

  47. I will never travel to Australia

  48. Venom* not poison. Poison is toxic if ingested. Venom is injected into the bloodstream.

  49. Daymn Australia you scary!!!

  50. Still think that frog is cute

  51. Damn, Australia! You scary!!!

  52. It's not "octopi." Octopus is a Greek word, not a Latin word. If it were Latin, the plural would be "octopi." The plural is either "octopuses" or, if you want to be fancy and use the Greek, "octopodes."

  53. Why do I find poisons arousing? Is there a felia term for that?

  54. i would have probably picked up cone snails if i ever was in Australia and go hey look what i found

  55. @TopTenz at 0:32 seconds in or the 3rd picture thats not a coral snake thats a corn snake. And the difference is in the pattern red stripes touching yellow its deadly red touching black is harmless "red and yellow kill a fellow, red and black venom lack"

  56. Oh this wasp can dissolve flesh so I'm just going to hold it on my finger

  57. I'd love to visit Australia (love the accent), but I'd probably die. I also love animals and can't help but get closer and will most likely think a deadly animal is harmless and be killed. Australia, you're animals are terrifying, especially the bugs and ocean dwellers. Although, I don't like the ocean nor am I a bug fan, so maybe I'd be ok.

  58. box jelly fish….. BOX JELLY FISH!

  59. :38 I believe that's actually a milk or king snake being shown on the selected picture; common mimickers of the venomous coral snake. You can tell the deference between the two by the layout of their bands since coral snakes have their red bands next to their yellow bands while the nonvenomous King and milk snakes have their red bands next to their black bands. A fun way to remember this (if one were to be hiking in the southwest) is through an old catchphrase "Red and black: friend of Jack; Red and yellow: deadly fellow".

  60. Yay, Australia. We're always at the top of these lists.

  61. Not sure I've ever needed an excuse NOT to visit Australia but here's several more apparently. :p

  62. The giant japanese hornet has made it to the USA D:

  63. Not (Sanor-ahn) but (Suh-Nor-Ahn) in pronunciation.

  64. hey tourists come visit our beaches! creepy laugh

  65. And it goes without saying but he said it anyway Australia.

  66. The last picture of the scorpions wasn't a Deathstalker it was a Fat Tail Scorpion (Androctonus), it would still kill you though.

  67. As an Australian, these videos make me wonder how I've made it to 30… Also the Irukanji make people suicidal because the pain is that bad 😐

  68. Cone snails are also called cigarette snails as you only have time to smoke a cigarette before you die.

  69. Red touches friend in jack, Red touches yellow kill a fellow.
    how to tell if it a coral snake (venomous) or a king snake (Not venomous)

  70. I new about all of these
    I have a siver cause of aqua phobia

  71. You forgot an Asps aka the Toxic Toupee. They're hairy blonde caterpillars and if you touch it, it will be an experience you won't soon forget lol.

  72. The Kangaroo is a lie XD

  73. The last picture for coral snakes was a king snake. Red and yellow your and dead fellow red and black your ok jack

  74. What horrifying eldrich monster is buried in Australia that nature is so clearly trying to keep us from awakening?

  75. I like how the giant hornets look they have lil angry eyebrows

  76. things you thought were easy but arent

  77. simon sounds like he has a cold here. #poorsimon

  78. Wait, isn’t the last coral snake foto actually a mimic and non-venomous? Maybe a king? ‘Red next to black, friend of Jack; red next to yellow, kill a fellow’? Am I turned around?

  79. that picture of the deathstalker isnt a deathstalker. the genus commonly known as deathstalkers is called Leiurus, the picture is an Androctonus (which means mankiller and is even more venomous than the deathstalker)

  80. Both octopuses and octopi are wrong, it's Octipodes. DON'T MIX GREEK AND LATIN!

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