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The Christmas Truce

During World War I (then simply “The Great War”), trench warfare led to brutal attacks, slow battles of attrition, and horrors such as poison gas and barbed wire. Wikipedia sums up a bit of the reality of the trenches like this: The Germans introduced poison gas; it soon became used by both sides, though it never [...]

Trick or Treat: Is There Poison in Your Pixy Stix?

© Photo Media/ClassicStock/Corbis (1974) Halloween has to be one of the best days on a kid’s calendar. Not only do you get to put on a snappy new costume and pretend to be a monster, superhero, or princess, but you also get free candy just for ringing doorbells. Seriously, what could be better than that? Of course, [...]

6 Poisonous Foods We Still Eat

Eating food that is known to be poisonous is like playing Russian Roulette. Some people believe the thrill of flirting with death is worth the risk. Then there are those foods that we all eat, but didn’t know they were poisonous -like almonds! The poison is present only in a specific species of almond, namely the [...]

most beautiful dangerous lake in the world

most beautiful and dangerous lake in the worldworld’s Most jellyfish Found in Palau lake. It a most dangerous lake in the world is home to about 20 million jellyfish and most beautiful lake in the world Also. At a depth of 5 meters to dive without scuba gear is prohibited, does not come up alive, [...]

5 Classic Poisons and the People Who Used Them

Long before our modern industries developed the cleaning products, industrial solvents, and drugs that can kill when misused, people used simple plants to murder each other. Some plants were especially effective. 1. Nightshade Atropa Belladonna is also known as deadly nightshade. The flowering plant is native to Europe and can grow up to ten feet tall if [...]

A Few Quick Poison Ivy Facts

Summer is winding down, but a lot of us are still venturing through the local flora and fauna bare-legged. As a public service, we thought we’d scratch up some poison ivy facts. • Poison ivy can be found in every U.S. state except for California, Alaska and Hawaii (California has plenty of poison oak, however) and [...]