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16 Reasons Not To Go Into the Water... EVER!

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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Box Jellyfish

These alien like drifters are basically floating blobs of gelatinous death. They are among the most venomous creatures in the world and their sting is often fatal to humans. They administer toxins by use of their tentacles, which carry over five hundred thousand cnidocytes containing nematocysts. Those nearly unpronounceable words translate to harpoon shaped microscopic mechanisms that inject venom, so that you never, ever, ever want to get within even fifty feet of this creature. Heck, fifty thousand feet just to be safe! There is, however, an effective guard against their sting: pantyhose. No, seriously, pantyhose really will protect you, so if you're planning on taking a swim off the coasts of Japan, South Africa, or New Zealand this summer, you might want to pack a pair or two.

Tags: horror, animals, slideshows, nature, life, the ocean

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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