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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Evolve - Venom

Episode 9


The deadliest natural weapon employed in the animal kingdom, venom has independently evolved in creatures as diverse as jellyfish, insects, snakes, and even mammals.

Scientists from around the globe show how evolution adapted venom to fit the needs of the animals who wield it. Injecting venom into samples of his blood, Australia’s Bryan Fry demonstrates how the world’s deadliest snake, the inland taipan, has converted the building blocks of its body into lethal toxins. Toto Olivera will introduce us to the cone snail, pound-for-pound the most toxic creature in the world, able to continually update its chemical cocktails with the help of the world’s fastest-evolving genes, guaranteeing the creatures stay one step ahead of their prey.


It’s a tough, violent, and lethal world out there, and it’s been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition?

Their ability to…. EVOLVE.

Through a stunning combination of dramatizations, computer animations, live action nature footage and lab work; discover the biological and behavioural innovations that have kept us all on this Earth!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

28 comments:

LD said...

that is some scary stuff but quite interesting i have to say

razortek said...

i wanna some :O

Nie Mand said...

Once again, great post. I wish I had venom, too. :)

momo said...

i wanna get some venom glands on my fingers- touch of death :p

Max Steel said...

Now this is a trait humans could use

Slumph said...

cool as hell.. you should put a related pic just under evolve so the series doesnt look like every post is a replica! ;p

arnyke said...

Perfect post!
Supportin;)

Katie Greene said...

my poop is toxic. the fact that i have it inside of me for hours at a time means that i've evolved to the point where i can Deal With It

Kevorkian said...

Great

Naj said...

@Slumph
will do that on tomorrow's episode.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

episode 9 was awesome!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

venom creeps me out

Rezden said...

wow, great episode. Sure makes every day exciting.

amidoinitrite? said...

nice, I like what I see!

Derek said...

Best ep so far!

razortek said...

sry if i answer u there anyway well bro i was looking for other things an example: i would use the metods of albert fish with the motivation of ed gain or else i would be like gills de raise it's a sort of test of your evil part the one that u can't show to society and that maybe u too don't like. i mean without inhibitions what u could be?

Tweek said...

Kewl storee, bro!

Slumph said...

EP 10 out tomorrow? =D

Eferhilda said...

More food for thought to get people thinking about just how it is the world works and why.

Pope Smurf said...

I love this series.

Lewis Candler said...

2nd favorite ep from this series!

Swift Love said...

nice, I like this!

Koniworld said...

i like that series

Shelby Fox said...

I'd be terrified if I found that in my shoe.

The Blind Prophet said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing! :D

Mr. Smith said...

hell...that's pretty interesting.

MacPCharmony said...

awesome, thanks for sharing!

BLUERAD said...

Cool episode looking forward to seeing more

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