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5 Animals With Secret Weapons

By Steven Romano Oct 24, 2012

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Stonefish

It’s amorphous, has a gaping mouth, sedentary, and sounds an awful lot like Jabba the Hutt, so it’s hard to believe that something like a stonefish can be dangerous. Except for the spines lining the stonefish’s dorsal fin. When disturbed, the spines on the fin stick up and inject a painful neurotoxin with the amount administered directly proportional to the weight applied to it when stepped on. So the next time you’re wading across the water, remember to tread lightly.

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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