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Nature's Craziest Defense Mechanisms

By Vadim Newquist Apr 23, 2014

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If there is indeed a God out there, then the animal kingdom is all the proof you need to know that he’s a little bonkers, because he sure equips all the creepers, crawlers and furry little critters of this world with totally insane defense mechanisms. From adorable little froggies that secrete the world’s deadliest toxins to bizarre insects capable of detonating their abdomens like freaking car bombs, these animals are definitely ones you’d want permanently banned from your local petting zoo. So let’s have a look at some of the straight up cray-cray-craziest defense mechanisms in all of nature!

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, weird science

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About the Author
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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