Lonomia obliqua is the deadliest caterpillar in the world. Native to South America it Bristles with hollow hairs that can puncture the skin of a grown man and inject a flow of deadly toxins. (Photo: Wikimedia/Centro de Informações Toxicológicas de Santa Catarina)

The Deadliest Caterpillar On The Planet – Lonomia obliqua

You may be familiar with the children's book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. It's the innocent tale of a hungry caterpillar who eats his way through the week. Another caterpillar, Lonomia obliqua, is nothing like that. In fact Lonomia obliqua is the deadliest caterpillar in the world.
Eric was really, really, really, ridiculously good looking, but it came at a steep price. (Photo: Wikimedia/SusuMa)

Popular wild animals found to be disadvantaged

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The Land of Oz, a long-dormant Wizard of Oz-themed adventure park in North Carolina, will open its gates once again for a surprise six days of adventure this June

Once-deserted Land of Oz Theme Park Opens for Summer Season

The once-deserted Land of Oz Theme Park in North Carolina will open gates once again for a surprise six days of adventure this June.
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This Dixie paper cup sold for $3300 on Ebay. Why? It was allegedly used by Elvis whilst he stopped off in Tulsa in 1956 for a performance. (Photo: Ebay)

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The ice labyrinth at Snowlandia in Zakopane can be a lonely and unforgiving environment. So, a great place to take the kids! (Photo: Snowlandia)

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Women only parking spaces in China have sparked a debate of sexism vs safety measure. (Photo: Sina Weibo)

Women-only parking spaces trigger discrimination claims in China

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No, it's not the Japanese version of Thomas the Tank Engine. Trains like these struck Sika deer and other wild animals 613 times in 2016. The introduction of barking trains has reduced deer sightings by 45% alongside railway tracks. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Barking Trains Protect Death Wish Japanese Sika Deer

Mention Japanese trains and most people will conjour up an image of the Japanese Bullet train or Shinkansen hurtling through the Land of the...