Neatorama Posts Tagged "Poison"
Desert Woodrats Use Gut Microbes for Detox...

Ed Yong tells of a case in which a species leapfro...  ...odrats themselves did not develop immunity to the poison , but have gut microbes that break down the creoso...  ...ry is how one can instantly turn a woodrat into a poison -eating machine just by introducing the right micr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/22/Desert-Woodrats-Use-Gut-Microbes-for-Detox/
4 Toxic Moments in History...

It's bad news for princesses, of course, but for e...  ...rincesses, of course, but for empires and armies, poison can be a game-changer.WHERE THERE’S SMOKE,...  ...ult. And for murder, the drug was just the right poison for its time—mid-19th-century scientists h...  ...ntury scientists had no ide...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/11/4-Toxic-Moments-in-History/
The Near-Perfect Murder Weapon...

Arsenic was, at one time, a very popular way to mu...  ...lar way to murder someone. It was the most common poison to factor in 19th century British murder trials,...  ...hich the perpetrator got away with the crime.Some poisons such as cyanide and strychnine work according to...  ...general state of health. Dea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/09/The-Near-Perfect-Murder-Weapon/
Horrific Tales of Potato Poisoning

You've probably been told not to eat green potatoe...  ...n told not to eat green potatoes because they are poison . Just how poisonous are they? The presence of chlorophyll in a potato...  ...s Food & Think blog has a rundown of solanine poisoning cases spanning a century,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/21/Horrific-Tales-of-Potato-Poisoning/
Brainteaser: Party Punch...

(Image credit: Flickr user oxum)A man goes to a pa...  ...e else at the party who drinks the punch dies of poison . Why didn't the man die? Once you've decided on...  ...right. Highlight this space for the answer: The poison was in the ice cubes. When the man drank the punc...  ..., the ice was fully frozen,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/22/Brainteaser-Party-Punch/
Ancient Poisoners Discovered

Image: Francesco d'Errico and Lucinda Blackwell...  ...der Cave in Africa discovered the earliest use of poison : The researchers also dated a lump of beeswax mi...  ...sis revealed traces of ricinoleic acid, a natural poison found in castor beans. It's likely that the stick...  ...kely that the stick was an ap...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/01/ancient-poisoners-discovered/
Poison Pocket Tin Box

Poison Pocket Tin Box - $5.95 Are you looking for a sui...  ...and perhaps toxic, tiny possessions. You need the Poison Pocket Tin Box from the NeatoShop. This¬†¬†humoro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/10/poison-pocket-tin-box/
The Alnwick Poison Gardens

The Alnwick Poison Gardens in Alnwick, England was established in 20...  ...nds contain nearly 100 deadly plants that produce poisons or hallucinogens. Some are so dangerous, they are...  ..., but you can't get close to them. Read about the poison gardens and other strange g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/30/the-alnwick-poison-gardens/
5 Classic Poisons

You probably know that Socrates was forced to...  ...know that Socrates was forced to die by drinking poison , but did you know that he was made to drink hemlo...  ...ets in? For more interesting information about poisons

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/16/5-classic-poisons/
16 Unassuming-but-Lethal Poison Plants

While many types of plants contain levels of toxins for defense from insects and other predators, this list of plants are extremely lethal to humans. When foraging for plants to eat in the forest, be sure not to have any...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/16/16-unassuming-but-lethal-poison-plants/




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