A man, who is being called stupid, took a video of himself handling and licking a slimy creature on the beach, not knowing that it can kill humans.
Ignorance can sometimes kill you.
The video that he took of himself shows a sea animal washed up on the beach.
The creature had a transparent balloon-like float and blue coloring along with tentacles.
TikTok user Alexa_reed2 shared the video on the platform.
In the video he was heard saying:
Look guys, a jellyfish is still here. I’m going to pick it up. This is how it looks like. Yes, it’s a jellyfish, look how big it is. And it’s still moving, oh my god, I’m going to lick it.
The thing is that, the animal he was playing with is capable of killing humans.
The creature was a Portuguese Man O’ War, which is named as the Floating Terror.
It is rare for humans to be killed by its venom, however, it can paralyze and kill a person.
Not only that, their sting can cause excruciating pain for days after the first bite.
Mndiaye_97, who shares informative videos about nature, left a comment in the video.
This is why women live longer than men, s*** like this. That is not a jellyfish, it’s a Portuguese Man O’ War, also known as the blue bottle, also known as the floating terror. This Man O’ War is responsible for up to 10,000 stings a year in Australia alone and the venom can cause excruciating pain for up to three days, leaving a nasty, whip-like welt as a souvenir. But honestly, you’re lucky if that’s all you get because the venom can trigger an allergic-like reaction that results in throat-swelling, heart issues and difficulty breathing, as you suffocate, possibly to death. And fun fact, not only can they write your obituary days, even tentacles that have been separated from its body contain enough venom to incapacitate you. Getting stung by a Man O’ War is nowhere near a death sentence. Most of the time if treated quickly, it’s very survivable. But even though being put in a coffin by one is rare, the agonising pain that comes with it might make you wish it wasn’t.
Well folks, you have one thing straight, if you don’t know what it is, never touch it.
In order to keep yourself safe during beach trips, do not touch anything or lick any unidentified sea object.
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