Box jellyfish can kill 20 people in two minutes
The box jellyfish is the most toxic creature on earth and harvesting venom from its tentacles is dangerous work. According to a BBC report a large jelly can kill 15-20 people in two minutes.
Researchers hope its venom could be used to create new medicines
Research ino the composition of venoms is already producing results.
Scientists recently discovered a compound in the venom of an African snake that has potential as one of the world’s most powerful painkillers.
Here is a BBC report on box jellyfish venom and its potential to be cure for diseases.