Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) will help induce vomiting in dogs in a emergency situation, such as eating rat poison. Always consult an expert before doing so, as inducing vomiting may not be the right answer. akc.org/expert-advice/hea…
Poison dart frogs are actually harmless when kept in captivity. In the wild, they only develop poison because they eat mostly ants, and the ants themselves ingest different varieties of poisonous plants. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Goats are completely immune to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. They love the stuff and can eat several pounds a day. npr.org/sections/goatsand…
The Batman villain, Poison Ivy, was inspired by the 1844 story, "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story is about a scientist who's daughter becomes immune to poisons and poisonous to touch due to his experiments with toxic plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
Zyklon B, the poison used to kill Millions of Jewish people, was invented by Jewish scientist Fritz Haber. jta.org/jewniverse/2017/t…
Today I learned about he sandbox tree, also known as the "Dynamite Tree", is covered in spikes, full of poison, and grows exploding fruits. The fruit looks like little pumpkins, but when they fully mature they explode with a loud bang and fling their seeds at up to 150 mph. britannica.com/plant/sand…
In WWI, the Germans faced a counterattack after using poison gases against the Russians. The soldiers had no protective equipment and their zombie-like appearance frightened the Germans into retreat in the Attack of the Dead Men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Rodents can't vomit, which is why rat poison is so effective. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
Today I learned about Madame Popova who operated a murder-for-hire service in Russia that specialized in liberating married women from their cruel husbands for a fee. She murdered over 300 victims, by using poison, her own hands, a weapon, or hiring an assassin. murderpedia.org/female.P/…
Today I learned of Mithridates VI, he grew an immunity of poison after the assassination of his father while in the wildernes. After being defeated by Pompey, he attempted to raise an army but failed. So he tried to kill himself with poison but failed due to his immunity of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
Today I learned about the real Iron Mike - aka Mike the Durable. He was targeted for a life insurancy scam and endured a variety of different murder attempts: copious amounts of alcohol, wood alchohol and antifreeze, sardines mixed with shrapnel and poison - and he was run over twice. He survived it all. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Korean chopsticks aremainly metal as during the Baekje(18BC-660AD)Period the royal family used silver chopsticks to detect poison in their food since silver changes color when it comes in contact w/ poisonous chemical.It is believed that commoners took after the king and adopted steel chopsticks. foodbeast.com/news/why-ko…
Among indigenous Siberian peoples the urine of the shaman was drunk after he had consumed fly agaric, because this way the intoxication effect can unfold without side effects like stomach cramps and nausea, since the contained poisons were decomposed by the shaman's body before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
The reason Agatha Christie wrote so many murders by poison was because she learned about poisoning as a volunteer apothecary helper in WWI time.com/4029233/agatha-c…
Today I learned about the hooded pitohui, one of the only known birds to be toxic. We all know about poison dart frogs - this bird’s feathers contain one of the most potent neurotoxins known to science – here’s their story. australiangeographic.com.…
Japan's Rabbit Island (Ōkunoshima) had a poison gas factory that supported much of the chemical warfare carried out in China. Although Japan was a signatory of the 1925 Geneva Protocol, they kept the development of their chemical weapons a secret. Today, many visitors can play with the rabbits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Mithridates VI, King of Pontus, was so afraid of being poisoned that he took small doses throughout his life to build up an immunity. When he was defeated by the Romans and faced a rebellion, he tried to kill himself with poison but failed because he was immune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mit…
Poison Ivy doesn't actually spread when scratched and is not contagious. The reason it creates the illusion of doing so is because different parts of the body absorb the oil at different speeds. healthline.com/health/is-…
Due to his fascination with James Bond novels CIA boss Allen Dulles made the CIA attempt to make some of the Bond gadgets in real life. While the poison-tipped shoes reportedly did work in real life, many other gadgets failed to do their job. bbc.com/news/education-23…
In 1979 the Soviets tried to poison the Afghan president but it didn't work because he drank Coca-Cola, which carbonation diluted the poison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haf…
Christopher Mccandless from "Into The Wild" didn't poison himself as the novel/film says. He merely starved to death. christophermccandless.inf…
Chanakya, one of the oldest economist added a tiny bit of poison in the Kings food, without his knowledge, to immunize him from enemy assassination attempts. The King accidently killed his 8 month pregnant Queen by sharing his food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
During prohibition, the US government intentionally added lethal poison to industrial alcohols, knowing they were used by bootleggers and sold to the public. This federal poisoning program led to over 10,000 deaths. youtu.be/CWo8vNRbPyQ
Deadly poisons such as arsenic and strychnine have been used as performance enhancers by athletes. theconversation.com/stric…
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. ""The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine", food taster Margot Woelk recalled cbc.ca/news/world/hitler-…
Poison oak and mangoes come from the same plant family scientificamerican.com/ar…
Agatha Christie's in-depth description of using Thallium to poison people in her novel, The Pale Horse, inspired several people to poison others in real life. In some instances, medical professionals who had read the book recognized the symptoms when others had not. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
There is a published, peer reviewed article on iocaine powder, the famed and fictional poison from The Princess Bride ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Criminals in ancient Athens were most commonly executed via crucifixion ("the board"), but the government allowed the condemned to drink hemlock instead if they personally purchased the poison greecehighdefinition.com/…
There are poisonous birds. The Hooded Pitohui is the first scientifically documented poisonous bird. Its feathers give off a neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin which has previously only been found in the skin of poison dart frogs, and handling them can cause numbness. australiangeographic.com.…
Californian Native Americans used the poison oak to cure ringworm. wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxico…
The Poison Ivy rash itself is NOT contagious. You can only get Poison Ivy from another person if they still have the oil from the plant on them. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
In an attempt to enforce Prohibition, the Prohibition Bureau began adding poison to industrial alcohol to prevent its consumption, killing between 10,000 and 50,000 people. This was supported by people like Wayne Wheeler, who argued that the victims had committed suicide by breaking the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way…
Cashews (and Mangoes) are in the same family as Poison Ivy. In fact Cashew shells, when freshly picked, cause poison-ivy type symptoms. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Vitamin D is used as rat poison in extremely high doses, in which it causes Calcium crystals to form in organs (Calcification), tearing them apart from the inside petpoisonhelpline.com/vet…
Robert Oppenheimer, "the father of the atom bomb" and the head of the Manhattan Project, once tried to poison his advisor for making him do experimental work instead of theoretical physics. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
When roach poisons claim to kill the whole nest, it's not because roaches share food with others. Roaches are cannibals and a single dose of poison can often be eaten many times and still be deadly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bor…
Flypaper used to be made with metallic arsenic, which some people would soak in water to extract the poison. Fly paper had been used in several murder cases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
No cases of strangers hurting children by hiding poisons or sharp objects in candy have been proven. However, in rare cases, family members have used the story to try to cover up murder or accidental deaths. Also, some children have copycatted it and then pretended it was the work of a stranger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
In 1567, a cook was caught stealing silverware from his employer and was sentenced to be hanged. In lieu of this, he agreed to be poisoned to test the effects of bezoars (stones that were thought to cure poisons) and go free if he survived. He died in agony 7 hours after being poisoned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amb…
In 1398, Timur the Lame faced an army that had war elephants armoured with chain mail and poison on their tusks. Timur loaded his camels with wood and hay, and then when the elephants charged, he lit them on fire and forced them onwards. The elephants panicked and turned around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The 1904 Olympics Marathon was a total mess. One did most of the marathon in a car, another ate rat poison but survived and one took a nap by the side of the road for some part of the marathon.Details in the link. podiumrunner.com/culture/…
Hershey's once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it "Hitler's Secret Weapon" because of what it would do to their bowels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In the United States, you can sell dietary supplements with no safety or efficacy testing at all if you don't "make specific medical claims" or use a known poison as an active ingredient. The FDA can only remove a product from market after "substantial" deaths or injury occur. fda.gov/news-events/press…
During Prohibition the residents of NY and New Jersey were warned about "poison booze" streaming across the border from Canada. Any potential drinkers were warned that 90% of Canadian whiskey were made from cheap grain alcohol, water and coloring substances. Illnesses and deaths ensued. syracuse.com/vintage/2018…
Cashews are in the same family as poison ivy and they cannot be sold in their shells because they can cause a similar itchy skin reaction due to a chemical called urushiol evilmadscientist.com/2007…
Atropine, the poison in deadly nightshade, and muscarine, the poison in certain poisonous mushrooms, counteract each other so one can be used to treat poisoning with the other en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atr…
Mangos are in the same family as poison ivy, so if you are sensitive to poison ivy, the skin of a mango is likely to affect you too. acaai.org/resources/conne…
Warfarin was initially used as a rat poison, until a failed suicide attempt demonstrated its safety in humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Cleopatra tested various deadly poisons on condemned people and concluded that the bite of the asp was the least terrible way to die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…

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