Apr 152016
 
Top 5 Deadliest Poisons on the Planet

When asked to name a poison, people may well think of cyanide, arsenic, or strychnine. But these are not the most toxic substances known. More poisonous than these, but still not near the top of the tree, is tetrodotoxin, the pufferfish toxin that poisons around 50 Japanese people every year. The fish is a delicacy in Japan, but can be lethal if prepared incorrectly. Nevertheless, here is a representative selection, in ascending order, of five truly deadly poisons, all at least a hundred times more […]