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

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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Blue Ringed Octopus

In actual size, the Blue Ringed Octopus is even smaller than it probably is appearing on your screen, but its venom packs a whole lot of punch. These psychedelic looking mollusks are found in the coral reefs of Japan and Australia, and although the fish is docile, their venom is 10,000 times more powerful than cyanide and can lead to paralysis, respiratory arrest, blindness, and heart-failure in minutes if not treated. Even more horrifying is that currently there is NO ANTI-VENOM and victims' only hope for survival is being provided artificial respiration immediately until paralysis subsides and the victim can resume breathing normally.

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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