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

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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Stone Fish

Here is yet another highly venomous fish that has taken the lives of many off the coast of Florida and the Caribbean. It's often hard to spot, blending in quite easily with rocks below it, and when stepped upon, the fish releases a deadly toxin proportional to the amount of pressure applied to it. The pain is so severe that—well, we'll just let an actual victim explain: "Imagine having each knuckle, then the wrist, elbow and shoulder being hit in turn with a sledgehammer over the course of about an hour. Then about an hour later, imagine taking a real kicking to both kidneys for about 45 minutes, so that you couldn’t stand or straighten up." Yikes!

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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