The scariest thing about cobras is that some species don’t even have to bite you to injure you. They can spit poison a distance of three feet, and they always aim for the eyes.
Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.
Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!
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Spitting Cobras, found in Africa and Asia, kill thousands of people each year. Learn about their deadly fangs on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?
You probably know that a brown recluse spider is poisonous. Well, brown recluse venom is both cytotoxic, meaning it can kill cells, and hemolytic, meaning it can destroy red blood cells. The extent of what this means if you’re bitten by a brown recluse varies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
The vomeronasal system, a snake’s sixth sense. Learn more on this Moment of Science.