World's Deadliest...

World's Deadliest...

Oct 30, 2023

The Female of the Species is More Deadlier Than the Male
Do you know the most deadliest creature on the planet which is responsible for more deaths than any other?

What about some of the other deadly creatures over the course of history? Let’s find out…

QUESTIONS

1.What creature has killed more humans than any other and according to the World Health Organisation is responsible for around 1 million deaths per year?

2. What creatures which attacks humans on a regular basis have the scientific name of Ursus?

3. Native to Asia, what is the largest of the purebred big cats and can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh over 300 kilograms?

4. The Funnel-Web spider is the most venomous of all the arachnids. It is indigenous to which country?

5. Which sub-Saharan African insect spreads the sleeping sickness by the transmission of a parasite which causes around 10,000 deaths per year?

6. What is the deadliest apex predator to humans? i.e. a flesh eating animal that has no natural predators.

7. What insect did Ricky Gervais say during his stand-up tour has the most poisonous bite, but its pointless as it has no teeth?

8. Eating undercooked or raw meat can lead to a parasitic infection called taeniasis in humans which is a product of which creature?

9. What dog breed has increasingly been in the news in 2023 after a spate of attacks and deaths, with the UK’s Prime Minister announcing they will be banned by the end of 2023?

10. What is at number two on the list of the world’s deadliest creatures, with over 475,000 deaths per year worldwide attributed to it?

 

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ANSWERS

1.What creature has killed more humans than any other and according to the World Health Organisation is responsible for around 1 million deaths per year?
MOSQUITO (Figures quoted range from 725,000 to over 1 million deaths attributed to mosquitos, and of course, its only the female which bites!)

2. What creatures which attacks humans on a regular basis has the scientific name of Ursus?
BEARS

3. Native to Asia, what is the largest of the purebred big cats and can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh over 300 kilograms?
TIGER (Even larger still is the Liger, which is a crossbreed of a male Lion and female Tiger)

4. The Funnel-Web spider is the most venomous of all the arachnids. It is indigenous to which country?
AUSTRALIA (It is native to Sydney and parts of New South Wales. Travelling there soon? BE CAREFUL as just 0.2mg/kg of its venom will kill a human!)

5. Which sub-Saharan African insect spreads the sleeping sickness by the transmission of a parasite which causes around 10,000 deaths per year?
TSETSE FLY

6. What is the deadliest apex predator to humans? i.e. a flesh eating animal that has no natural predators.
CROCODILE (Around 1,000 people are snatched each year by these living dinosaurs)

7. What insect did Ricky Gervais say during his stand-up tour has the most poisonous bite, but its pointless as it has no teeth?
DADDY LONG LEGS (Its an urban myth as the insect is not poisonous to humans)

8. Eating undercooked or raw meat can lead to a parasitic infection called taenisasis in humans which is a product of which creature?
TAPEWORM

9. What dog breed has increasingly been in the news in 2023 after a spate of attacks and deaths, with the UK’s Prime Minister announcing they will be banned by the end of 2023?
XL BULLY

10. What is at number two on the list of the world’s deadliest creatures, with over 475,000 deaths per year worldwide attributed to it?
HUMANS (In 2019 there were 415,180 homicides, 62,985 killed in armed conflict and over 10,000 murdered in acts of terrorism. These figures do not include car crashes which account for 1.2 million per year!)

 

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