– If you’re expecting
the piranha plant from Super Mario to be on
this list, it’s not real. I checked. So the world can be a very
dangerous place for humans. There are many things
that are deadly to us, but of course this isn’t news. I mean, no one’s about to go stroll into a lion’s den anytime soon. But often times the things
that are most dangerous are the things that we
don’t know about or don’t perceive to be dangerous. For example, plants. Well as it turns out the Earth
is filled with many types of plants that are deadly,
some of which might be in your backyard right now. Seriously. So this week I gathered
the most lethal plants on Earth to share with you all. So here they are, the (music) Actaea pachypoda, more commonly known as Doll’s Eyes, or White
Baneberry, is native to the Northern and Eastern
parts of North America and is not only creepy
looking, but quite deadly. Although the whole plant
is toxic to humans, the berries, which look
like little eyeballs, are the most poisonous part. The concentrated toxins in the fruit have unfortunately killed many children as they not only appear fun to eat,
but have a sweet taste. Once ingested, the carcinogenic
toxins in the fruit have an almost immediate
effect, sedating the muscles of the heart,
causing cardiac arrest and a quick death. They ripen in the summer
and disappear in the winter so remember, if you see these
in the summer, stay away. And if you see them in
the winter they may be real doll’s eyes, which
means there may be a deranged individual in the area and
you should leave immediately. Cicuta, also known as Water Hemlock, is native to the temperate regions
of the Northern Hemisphere and is the most violently
toxic plant in North America. It’s also one of the most
famous poisonous plants in history being
responsible for the death of the philosopher Socrates, around 400 BC. They contain a toxin called
cicutoxin, which causes a whole host of nasty effects on the body, most notably death usually
by respiratory failure or cardiac arrest and can occur
within hours of ingestion. This one is especially
terrifying simply because of how innocent it looks. Then again, you have
nothing to worry about as long as you don’t go around eating random white flowers that you find. If you’re hungry bring a protein bar, man. The hell’s wrong with you? Aconitum, more commonly
known as Wolfsbane or Monkshood, is native to
the mountainous regions of Northern Europe and
Asia and actually belongs to the buttercup family. How lovely. These vibrant purple
plants are commonly found in backyard gardens and are loaded with a poisonous alkaloid called
aconite, which causes death by asphyxiation
within two to six hours of entering the body. Its history is well
documented, being used on the tips of arrows by hunters and has been mentioned in literature
by Shakespeare and even in Harry Potter as a potion once
brewed by Professor Snape. It’s also known in mythology
to be able to either repel a werewolf or induce a werewolf state. And I know the mythology
part sounds fun, but seriously, don’t touch this stuff. Unless you’re confronted
by an actual werewolf, in which case, start yanking plants. Abrus precatorius, also
known as the Rosary Pea or Crab’s Eye, is native
to Indonesia and is named after its bright
red seeds, which resemble the beads of a rosary. Abrin, the poison contained
within the seeds, is unbelievably deadly. In fact, it’s similar to the poison ricin, but is 75 times stronger. What’s curious is that if
swallowed whole, the seeds are relatively safe as they
will pass through the body protected by their tough coating. However many jewelry
makers have died pricking their finger while drilling
into the seeds, as they are used in jewelry around the world. Really though, is it worth the risk? There’s like, what, 50 beads on a rosary and you’re going to get,
say, ten bucks for it? These people are the reason that warning labels were invented. Atropa belladonna, simply
known as Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade, is
native to Northern Africa, Europe, and Western Asia and is one of the world’s most poisonous plants. It contains tropane
alkaloids, which if ingested, causes too many horrible
effects to list but most importantly can kill an adult with just 15 berries or a single leaf. Interestingly, the effects
of the plant are not instant and can take hours or
even days to kick in. It was called Belladonna,
meaning beautiful woman in Italian, because the
berry’s juice was used by women in the 1500’s to dilate
their pupils, making them appear more seductive. But hey, that’s cool. I mean, personally I like
it when a girl doesn’t look like she’s on a myriad of narcotics, but, you know, to each their own. Ricinus communis simply
known as the Castor Plant is native to Eastern Africa
and India, but is widely cultivated as an ornament plant. In fact, it could very well be in your own backyard right now. Castor Plants can be
purchased as just about any garden center, despite
their beans containing the deadly poison ricin. In 2007 it was named
the most poisonous plant in the world by the Guinness
Book of World Records. The ingestion of four to
eight seeds will kill a human in two days, which is long,
agonizing, and unstoppable. Surprisingly though,
research shows that it takes seven to kill a pig, 11 to kill a dog, and a whopping 80 to
kill a duck, which raises the important question, who’s feeding ricin to animals to get this data? Why you gotta kill the pig, dog, duck? Nerium oleander, or
simply known as Oleander, is native to the
Mediterranean and Asia and is one of the most dangerous
plants on this list, despite how widely it’s cultivated. Commonly used as decoration in homes and even schoolyards, it’s an
especially dangerous plant because of its attractiveness. Ingesting any part of this
plant is enough to kill you as it contains chemicals
known as cardiac glycosides, which will stop your heart. Even inhaling the smoke from burning it is enough to be fatal. In some parts of the
world it’s known as the “ass killer” because of
the effects it has on the digestive tract before you die. Which I will not explain
in further detail because, you know, some things are just better left to the imagination. Dendrocnide moroides,
more commonly known as the Stinging Bush, is
native to the forests of Australia and Indonesia. It’s the most deadly and
potent stinging nettle in the world known for being covered in tiny hairs that deliver
a toxin called morodin. Even lightly brushing
any part of this plant will cause excruciating
stinging that will last for days or even months. (English accent) So if you
enjoy the pleasures of nettles you’re going to want to stay away from these ones, Milford Cubicle. Ageratina altissima, better
known as White Snakeroot, is commonly found in North
America and is unique because unlike the other
plants on this list, it doesn’t kill humans
directly, but indirectly. The plant is often eaten
by cattle and contains a toxin called tremetol,
which gets absorbed into their bodies. When humans eat their
meat or drink their milk it causes something called
milk sickness, which is fatal. In fact, it’s widely believed that in 1818 Nancy Hanks Lincoln,
mother of Abraham Lincoln, died from milk sickness. That’s an unfortunate risk
but I’m gonna be honest with you, it’s one I’m willing to take. I loves me a good steak. Hippomane mancinella,
more commonly known as the Manchineel Tree, is commonly found in warm climates like Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. There are actually two ways
this tree can kill you. One is by standing under
it during a rain storm as the raindrops will
pick up the many toxins found in the tree’s milky sap. The second is by eating the
tree’s deceptively sweet crabapple-like fruit known
as the little apple of death. So if you’re ever traveling
to any of these destinations and you see what looks
like a tasty apple tree, avoid having a little
snack or even going near it because that could be the
last vacation you ever take. And that’s it for this time guys. Before I let you go I just
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