Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high
The highest concentration of toxic substances is found in its rhizome.
- Deadly dose: 2g root
- Death: within 24 hours
- Poison: cicutoxin
- Aftermath: degeneration of skeletal muscles
- Where it grows: North and South America, Europe, Asia
- Occurrence in Poland: yes
In North America it has hundreds of poisoned sheep per year on its conscience. People can mistake its root with the parsley root, and the most common victims of harmful substances are children. Cicutoxin works very quickly, after just a few minutes you can observe irritations of mucous membranes and abdominal pain. If a man survives poisoning, it is very likely that he will struggle with damage to the central nervous system for the rest of his life. Unlike other animals, mice can without fear of poisoning eat plant seeds.
Basic emotions – During the 70s. American psychologist Paul Ekman identified a basic set of seven emotions, which can be read from his face: joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, contempt and surprise. His findings were the basis of detection lies. The assumption was that our faces can be read involuntarily micro grimace, betraying even the best cheater.
Fear like perfume
Fear like perfume – Researchers from the University of Munich showed that fear is spreading through the air. Just to our brain she sensed fear pheromones contained in sweat stressed people and they begin to be afraid. Feeling fear pushes us to hasty and risky behavior. Responsible for this state of affairs is the structure located symmetrically over our ears, namely the amygdala.
Oil industry collapse fears
Oil industry collapse fears – In 1956. Foretold the collapse of the oil industry geologist Marion King Hubbert. According to him, the United States after 1970. Had used half of its oil resources.
The US president Jimmy Carter in the 70s gave a memorable sentence:
“It is possible that the total oil resources around the world run out by the end of the next decade“
Fear has big eyes
Fear has big eyes – The researchers found that the expression of the eyes has a practical significance. With a wider opening of the eye increases the sensitivity of the pupils to light, so also increases the width of the field of view. Better vision helps locate potential risk.
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders. It affects 33% of people. It is estimated that 50% of women and 16% of men suffer from panic fear of spiders.
Ophidiophobia – Fear of the snakes
Ophidiophobia – Fear of the snakes. It affects 33% of people.
Brontophobia – Fear of the storm
Brontophobia – Fear of the storm. It affects 15% of people.
Trypanophobia – Fear of needles
Trypanophobia – Fear of needles. It affects 10% of people.
Dentophobia – Fear of dental treatment
Dentophobia – Fear of dental treatment. It occurs in 9% of people.