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The Sordid (But Fascinating!) History of Poison

By Abbey Clarke Sep 19, 2013

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Ancient Times

Poison is an old, old weapon. Even primitive men used it! Archeologists have discovered grooves on ancient weapons that are believed to have held substances such as tubocurarine chloride, which can be used for anesthesia, but kills in large enough doses.

Tags: history, cool things, creepy things, poison, greek myth

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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