Hello 2019 and a happy New Year to everyone.............
Let's kick of the year with something gross, because it is Tuesday and Tuesday is gross facts day, our first gross facts of 2019 will be about poison and venom.
The land snake with the most lethal venom is the Australian Inland Taipan
The most potent snake venom of all comes from a Pacific sea snake, but it is peaceful and won't attack unless very scared.
In India 46,000 people die from snake bites a year, that's more than anywhere else in the world
Some snake venoms work by shutting down the victim's body so that it is still alive but cannot move
The deadly puffer fish is a delicacy in Japan and chefs have to take great care to remove the poison, however, each year about 12 people die from eating it.
The golden poison frog has enough poison to kill between 10-20 people
There are millions of poisonous cane toads in Australia, and dogs sometimes die from licking the toxic skin
Stonefish have 13 venom filled spines
The male platypus has venomous spurs on its heels, it uses these to fight other males during the mating season.