Verifiable Proof That Mother Nature Does Not Love You. In fact, she probably hates you... If the following examples are any indication, Mother Nature has every intention of wiping human nature from her face like so many tears. Observe her handiwork:
Black Bears have been killing humans longer than humans have been killing cockroaches, for thousands of years the black bear has attacked and eaten humans of all shapes and sizes. They've gotten very good at it.
Pet owners are often the first to forget that Mother Nature is a cruel and uncaring monster. They also forget that the concepts of 'family' and 'love' only exist within the minds of some of the higher mammals. Shaianna Hare's mother was tragically reminded of these fundamental truths when her pet python strangled her baby daughter Shaianna.
Crocodiles kill more humans than any other animal predator. The ancient Egyptians were terrified of this Jurassic throwback; it was fear of their anger that prevented them from bridging the Nile.
Crocs do not offer their victims a quick death. Unlike the jugular bite of a shark or the rapid poison of a coral snake, crocs sink their teeth into the body and pirouette, like an aquatic ballerina of death; hunks of living flesh are ripped from the victim's body, death occurs due to a combination of massive trauma and hemorrhaging.
Jellyfish are the femme fatale of the deep. Their "dress" of tentacles (scientifically known as nematocysts) can be lethal, causing shock, paralysis and internal bleeding. Some jellyfish's tentacles stretch over 1000 times their body length.
A white furred assassin.
Upon Alexander's death the throne passed to his father, Constantine I. Constantine I was, by all accounts, a blood thirsty turd. The 2nd Greco-Turkish War started under his rule which ultimately claimed the lives of 250,000 people.
The mosquito is the planet's most efficient killer. Statisticians hold that between 2 and 3 million deaths per year can be attributed to mosquito bites.
Their bellies are like Pandora's Box; carrying everything from yellow fever to dengue to malaria. Every bite is akin to Russian roulette, so should you catch a glimpse of one of these blighters swat till your heart is content.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY (250). That's the number of snake species slyly slithering across the planets surface that possess venom powerful enough to kill a grown man.
Some venom will bring death in minutes; a black mamba bite can kill in 20. Others give you time to wallow in your terror and agony. Currently around 75,000 people die of snake bites worldwide every year.
It's hard to really fathom how dangerous a hungry (hungry) hippo can be. More people are killed every year by the African Hippo than any other wild animal, either by trampling them to death or capsizing the boat.
Hippo tusks can tear through flesh like warm knives through butter. They swim as deftly as fish and run as quickly as horses, making escape difficult; don't expect to getaway if one wants to give you a "kiss".
Hippos are considered one of Africa's most aggressive and dangerous animals, more so than most big cats.
The Elephant is often thought of as one of nature's gentle giants. In many respects this idea of the elephant is correct; there are instances of elephants protecting injured people from Lion and Hyena attacks.
However, elephants are very emotional creatures. The elephant's brain has higly developed temporal lobes –the area of the brain that deals with emotion, this means that when an elephant loses it, it really loses it, diva style.
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Big cats are smart predators; mountain lions stalk men and attack from vantage points, tigers stalk and attack from behind. And if you've ever watched a program on the Discovery Channel, you know how brutal and ruthless these "cute" animals can really be.
It is incredibly contagious - capable of spreading through food and/or water - and it can quickly kill even healthy adults. As recently as 2011, there was an E.Coli outbreak in Germany, leading to the deaths of 17+ people.Source
Tapeworms are particularly diabolic because they murder you from inside. They wrap around your intestines, extracting nutrients from the brain and feasting on the food you consume.
The fish dwells within the fresh waters of the Amazon, a place often romanticized by TV but in actual fact is a greener version of hell. They're also the only parasite with a backbone that is known to target humans; it's a real life alien.
The Candiru swims into a man’s penis as he pisses. They are strongly attracted by the scent of human urine and gain access to the urethra when the opportunity presents.
There has been only one verifiable report of the fish entering a man's urethra. However, there have been various reports of the fish lodging itself into the vaginas of unsuspecting swimmers.
It's hard to imagine the sheer terror you feel when facing a "wall of water", like the one that lunged from the Indian Ocean in 2004. That tsunami killed approximately 250,000 people.
It is not a quick death; first you're smashed by a back-breaking wave, then you're tumbled into an aqueous darkness until your clenched jaws go lax and your lungs give out. Thanks nature.
Every year, an average of 63,000 souls are claimed by the land beneath their feet and the roofs above their heads.
In 1556, over 830,000 people were killed during an earthquake in China. More recently, over 200,000 people were killed in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake. We end our brief trip through the terror of nature with a small gallery of paintings that show, beautifully, the destruction these hiccups of the earth can bring.
1755 Lisbon Earthquake
Aftermath of Haitian Earthquake.