When Cute Animals Attack

These animals all have two things in common: They’re all adorable, and they could all seriously mess you up.

By Doug Barry

There may be a reason crazy cat-ladies are crazy — turns out cats excrete a parasite (called Toxoplasma gondii) in their feces that doctors say is particularly dangerous to pregnant women. If pregos ingest the parasite —hey, pregnant women get crazy cravings — they can transmit it to their fetus, causing severe brain damage or death. In addition, scientists have recently suggested that, over time, the parasite can erode the sanity of cat owners themselves.

This little guy’s look of concern is probably his attempt to warn you that he is one of the only poisonous mammals on the planet. If you’re a dick to a slow loris, it may lick a secretion from glands on its elbow that, when mixed with saliva, creates a toxin. Then it’ll bite your ass. Chances are it’ll just be an extremely painful bite, though at least one person has died from a slow loris bite due to anaphylactic shock.

TAGS: animals, cute, danger


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Sarah-Jane Skeete (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:40:04 +0000): 30 million people ride some sort of equid each year. That's not equivalent to 30 million rides. You need the average number of rides per year per person to calculate the probability of a trip to hospital per rides. 1 trip to the hospital in every 600 rides is a vast overestimate!
Daniel Cooper (Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:31:54 +0000): i read "equid" as squid!
Matthew Lozano (Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:50:25 +0000): @Daniel me too!!! I was like who the f rises squids? Then i re read it. lol
Azeez Seidun (Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:19:05 +0000): I wil neva stop making my moves 2 enajazed d emotions wen making it..
Mens Health Net (Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:08:34 +0000): Dolphins trying to mate with humans. What a horrible way to go!


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