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Here's a list of the 10 Most Venomous Snakes. Just to clarify, something is venomous when it injects you with venom, and something is poisonous when it harms you through touch or eating.Scorpions are tough. Some species are able to change their metabolic rate, allowing them live on one meal per year and even survive being stored in a freezer overnight. They are also venomous, and their reputation makes people that encounter them feel a little unsettled.wen - to desire or strive forwenes - Venus (Roman goddess); Aphrodite (Greeks); Hathor (Egyptians)Venom is the mark of a special club, a select subset of the animal kingdom. It includes vipers, jellyfish, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, bees, cone snails, newts, platypus, and even a primate. All these animals produce molecules that attack a victim in minutes or even seconds. The molecules are intricately complex, with shapes that allow them to precisely lock onto certain proteins on our own cells. Depending on its exact target in the body, venom will paralyze nerves, rot muscles, and stop blood from clotting.