10 Things That Will Kill You In Under An Hour
Death is inevitable. It is everywhere. Nothing is safe nowadays, the things that we consider safe may even bring us harm if we lack proper precautionary measures. This is the reason why it is important that we remain informed and knowledgeable of certain things especially those that are new to us.
Below is a list of 10 things that will immediately lead us to death in approximately less than an hour:
1. Sweating Sickness
This epidemic started in England during 15-16th century. The cause of this disease still remains uncertain. The person affected experiences fever and other symptoms that lead to death sometimes in less than an hour.
2. Taipan Snake
Taipan snakes are known to be one of the extremely dangerous snakes in the planet. They are highly venomous and alert that any movement near from them can possibly trigger off an attack.
3. Poison Dart Frog
This group of frogs is included in the list of the most toxic amphibians amongst family of frogs and toads. They posses a brightly colored skin type. This characteristic warns potential predators of their great toxicity.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a substance that is extremely toxic. The flesh of a puffer fish contains TTX. If not served correctly, chances are it might cause respiratory failure or worst, might lead to death within 20 minutes of ingestion.
If respiratory muscles are involved, strychnine poisoning can generate spasms starting from the head to the neck then spread out to the other parts of the body. It can cause death just within 20 minutes.
Though this plant has been used for so long in traditional Chinese medicine, there are several cases of death caused by just touching the poisonous plant. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea then leads to multiple organ failure.
Do you believe in the saying “Laughter is the best medicine”? Did you know that since the Ancient Greek times up to this day, we have records of death of laughter due to laughing for more than 30 minutes. It can trigger an individual to experience heart attack and asphyxiation. Too much of anything is indeed bad for you.
In the United States, there have been at least 1500 records of death caused by Hypothermia. It is an instance wherein the body core temperature goes down to 35.0 °C (95.0 °F).
9. Ice Mask
A person trapped in snow avalanche for half an hour may eventually die due to deficient oxygen supply in the body.
10. The Geographic Cone Snail
The Geographic Cone Snail has a highly toxic venom. Out of the 500 known cone snail species in the world, this type is the most venomous. A person stung by its venom can get paralyzed or die if toxins are not removed immediately.