According to Bill Gates, the mosquito is the most dangerous animal in the world due to its prolific disease-spreading capabilities. Mosquitoes are found everywhere aside from Antarctica and are frequent vectors of malari... More »

Herpetologists believe that either the black mamba or the coastal taipan is the most dangerous snake in the world. The black mamba is the second longest venomous snake on earth and is very fast and unpredictable. The coa... More »

The manchineel tree offers a notorious three-pronged self-defense strategy: it can choke you with its fruit, poison you with its sap, and blind you with its smoke. Literally every part of the tree is poisonous. Native to... More »

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The most powerful animal in the world is the copepod. Though it is barely 1 mm in length, its strength in relation to its size is more than 10 to 30 times greater than that of any other species and is stronger than any m... More »

The animal with the largest lungs in the world is the blue whale. In total, its lungs have a combined capacity of over 1,300 gallons of air. More »

The deadliest animal in the world is the anopheles mosquito, which can carry malaria. According to the Centers for Disease Control, malaria killed nearly 700,000 people and sickened about 220 million people around the wo... More »

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Measuring 11 inches across or more, the eyes of the colossal squid are the largest of any animal in the world. Marine scientists in New Zealand studying a carcass of one creature in 2007 recorded the measurement of the e... More »