What plant can kill you instantly
Well, my favorite video game is Skyrim.
Funny enough, the most overpowered item in the game is a pretty normal-looking plant.
,More specifically, the Jarrin Root:,This root is a very, very rare alchemical ingredient - thereu2019s only one sample of it in the entire game.
Astrid gives it to you as part of the Dark Brotherhood questline to assassinate the emperor:,u201cAll it takes is one tasteu201d - thatu2019s a pretty ominous warning.
I wonder what happens if you get curious and eat it?,u2026thatu2019s right.
It kills you instantly.
The fun part is how Bethesda implemented that little quirk.
Every time you eat an alchemical ingredient, the game applies its first effect to you at the base magnitude.
For the u201cDamage Healthu201d effect, some ingredients have a slightly higher base magnitude than others:,To get the Jarrin Root to kill you when you eat it, its damage health effect is set at 200 times the normal base magnitude.
At level 100 alchemy, that means you can make potions that do thousands of points of damage:,For reference, Alduin (the final boss) has ~2500 health.
,Luckily, thereu2019s only one Jarrin Root in the entire game.
However, the effect u201cSinderionu2019s Serendipityu201d can sometimes clone a potion, and the perk u201cConcentrated Poisonu201d lets poisons last for twice as many hits.
,So, if youu2019re really careful, in a completely unmodded copy of the game, the Jarrin Root lets you instantly kill whatever 4 enemies you want.
This is an intended feature, not a glitch.
,Welcome to Skyrim.
10 most poisonous plants in the world
If we go by the historic definition itu2019s probably this guy.
,Rabies virusNot a toxin, you say? Thatu2019s curious, the word u201cvirusu201d comes from latin word virus, meaning poison.
If you accept viruses as poisons, then rabies is amongst the worst.
The infectious dose is unknown, but rather low, you may not even know youu2019ve been bit by an infected (pardon, venomous) animal.
,A symptomatic rabies infection is almost always fatal.
A treatment protocol exists and is sometimes effective, but it comes at a steep price indeed.
Youu2019ll need to learn to walk and talk again, amongst other things - and those are the lucky ones.
,If you donu2019t count viruses as poison (you racist!), then itu2019s probably botulinum toxin.
Most poisonous flower in the world
Ricin Toxin from Castor Bean Plant, Ricinus communis.
Ricin is one of the most poisonous naturally occuring substances known.
The seeds from the castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, are poisonous to people, animals and insects.
The symptoms of human poisoning begin within a few hours of ingestion.
,Castor oil plant is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the most poisonous in the world.
According to experts, a single milligram of this plant is enough to end an adultu2019s life.
All parts of it are toxic; its beans contain some of the most powerful venoms known to man.
These are the alkaloid ricinin and toxalbumin ricin, the latter being even more poisonous than cyanide.
The nickname Palm of Christ comes from the plant oil.
15 most dangerous plants
These are all very good answers and truly dangerous places.
The single most dangerous place on earth is the elephantu2019s foot at Chernobyl.
If you see this in person, you will die from radiation poisoning in short order.
,The Elephantu2019s Foot of the Chernobyl disaster, 1986This is in response to a comment regarding current radiation levels and the ability to have at least some exposure to the site.
Rest assured, the radiation emitted here is still deadly.
,The Elephantu2019s Foot of the Chernobyl disaster, 1986Here is a link comparing the Chernobyl tragedy to that of Fukushima:,Comparison of Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear accidents - WikipediaCurrent status of Chernobyl and The Elephantu2019s Foot:,Cold shutdown declared on 16 December 2011, but decommissioning is likely to take 30 to 40 years.
 All fuel rods in reactor 4 pool removed.
Fukushima disaster cleanup is ongoing.
tAll reactors were shut down by 2000.
The damaged reactor was covered by a hastily built steel and concrete structure called the sarcophagus.
A New Safe Confinement structure was completed and installed in November 2016, from which the plant will be cleaned up and decommissioned.
,More current information on Chernobyl:,Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages onHeres a very interesting read, check out the timeline for the Chernobyl disaster:
How to identify poisonous plants
You identify poisonous plants just like you identify any species, by matching its characteristics to the species description in an identification guide.
There are no shortcuts, no red flags that will guide you safely through the plant kingdom.
Learn the species and then youu2019ll know that one of these is edible (chestnut) and the other poisonous (buckeye):
As far as I know this is nowhere illegal unless weu2019re talking about flowers/plants that can be used and are on a list of soft or hard drugs.
This includes some varieties of papaver (the kind thatu2019s used to make opium/morphine/.
), marihuana, Tobacco (in most countries strictly regulated) etc,Most decorative plants in a flower bed arenu2019t fit to eat and/or poisonous in a more or lesser degree.
If they were edible you would probably also find them in the vegetable department of your supermarket or sold as herbs.
As people in general are aware of this and an adult has the responsibility to educate his/her child not to eat plants or berries they donu2019t know without asking as an ethics philospher I donu2019t sea moral issues.
I do think one should be careful: if you know small children will play unattended in a garden you probably shouldnu2019t cultivate plants that have attractive but poisonous berries.
But I think itu2019s better to educate your child(ren) than avoiding their contact with poisonous plants.
After all, such plants grow in nature too, you canu2019t let your children grow up in a completely u2018safeu2019 coccoon.
Luckily poisonous plants or berries also tend to have a very bad and/or bitter taste.
,An anecdote: as a child I liked to read about nature: books and articles about animals but also about trees, shrubs and flowers.
So when I was about 8 I had read an article about Digitalis purpurea, a very beautiful but also very deadly plant.
My mother loved them and there were many growing in our garden.
I thought my parents werenu2019t aware of it and as it happened my mother was away that afternoon, shopping for groceries.
I immediately took action and uprooted them all, thinking she would be glad and proud of what I had done when she came home.
To my great surprise she got very angry.
Afterwards, when I got time to explain why I had done it she managed a smile and a hug but her flower border that year was ruined.
,Below the magnificent and highly poisonous Digitalis purpurea or Foxglove in common english