Showing posts from December, 2012

I am not horsing around!

I am trapped!

A horse is a large hoofed mammal with short-haired coat, a long mane, and a long tail but to horse around means to be indulged in frivolous activity.That probably could get you trapped!

Animal Talk: Most Venomous Animal

In the sparsely populated Cape Tribulation of  northern Queensland, Australia, one probably would find a signpost there rather out of the world. One would probably be reminded of weird aliens with tentacles attacking the world in a Hollywood blockbuster but then, the signpost actually warns swimmers of box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) which is touted as the most venomous animals in the world. Once  its  tentacle adheres to the skin, the box jellyfish will  pumps nematocysts with venom into it, bringing about a stinging, agonizing pain. In serious cases, death may occur as a result of cardiovascular collapse.Take heart though that domestic vinegars can disable the nematocysts if they had not yet been discharged into the bloodstream.

Don't be boxed by Box Jellyfish...