Friday, June 15, 2012

Science Trivia #1

I have been thinking that adding a bit of 'fun' to the blog would be beneficial, thus a new topic series: Science Trivia!!!! woooohooo!

Q: What is the most poisonous animal on Earth?
    a. The King Cobra
    b. A "Daddy-Long-Leg" Spider
    c. The Poison Dart Frog
    d. A Scorpion

A: The Poison Dart Frog

While the King Cobra is a venomous snake who's venom is extremely poisonous, this is not the most poisonous animal, nor the most poisonous snake.

The affectionately named "daddy-long-leg" or harvestmen, is not poisonous at all, as described in a previous post.

The Poison Dart Frog, as the name suggests, is a very poisonous animal, the Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis) from Venezuela is the most deadly variety. This animal has the capacity to kill 10 adult men.

The Scorpion is also a very poisonous animal, but most do not contain enough venom to kill one human.

None of these guys are particularly pleasant, and aside from the harmless daddy long leg, you would best avoid them altogether. 

I hope you enjoyed this trivia question, and if you have one of your own, please leave it in the comments.

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