Tuesday, March 6, 2012

the "Assassin Caterpillar" (Lonomia Obliqua) is capable of killing a human within 15 hours of touching it. Its back is covered with hundreds of tiny, detachable venomous spines. When someone accidentally brushes against this otherworldly-looking creature (which likes to hang out in groups on tree trunks), the poisonous spines lodge in their skin, causing massive internal bleeding, kidney damage and hemolysis.