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The Poisonous ABCs: From Aconitine to Zetekitoxin (naturespoisons.com)
79 points by sohkamyung on July 3, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



Curious that they don't seem to have Cicuta maculata, spotted water hemlock. The emphasis seems to be European toxics.

C. mat. is interesting because no one has identified the minimum fatal dose, and because the root tastes and smells good. But people hospitalized survive it, given help breathing.


This reminds me of a great talk by Randall Munroe (of xkcd fame) about what would happen if you made up a physical version of the periodic table made up of bricks of elements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GIDDaF26zE


Maybe it's just me, but if you left off the "(of xkcd fame)" I would have been much more likely to click on that.




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