10 Shocking Facts About Venom And Poison

There are a million ways to bite the dust on our beautiful blue planet, and being attacked by venom or poison has got to be one of the worst. Nature has armed many of its creations with these weapons to help them make their way in the food cycle and protect themselves during times of distress. The many forms of poison and venom make this defense mechanism quite deadly and we see animals and insects using them in different ways. There are many things you may not know about poison and venom, and this list includes 10 of the most shocking facts in this area.

Deceptive Cashew Nuts

Cashews are one of the most delicious dry fruits in the world, but you cannot buy them with their shells on. This is because cashew shells are poisonous and affect you in a similar way as poison ivy.

Poisonous Primate

This adorable looking creature is the only venomous primate on Earth. It is called the slow loris, and it actually sucks venom from a patch on its elbow before biting its prey.