Archive for February, 2016

Poisoned Century

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  • "A Poison Tree" is a poem written by William Blake, published in 1794.
  • This tiny blue ringed octopus is about the size of a golf ball. His Venom can cause blindness, nausea, paralysis and respiratory failure, as well as death.
  • The poison the dart frog’s glands contain is called batrachotoxin. This toxin blocks nerve signals to muscles, causing paralysis and death.
  • The Hooded Pitohui causes irritations an numbness if you just touch the feathers. Eating them without precautions isn't a good idea, it's the last supper.

Poison is a metaphor for immortal love in Rome and Juliet and for perfidious murder and betrayal in Hamlet- Prince of Denmark.