The Power of Poison

The Power of Poison The Power of Poison, a new exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History examines the many aspects of poison. Discover the alluring, seductive and terrifying role of poison and how it affects our everyday lives through nature, myth, medicine and healing Come face to face with the world’s most dangerous animals Turn forensic detective and use clues to solve famous poisonings
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If you love visiting the latest exhibitions in London, be sure to follow Dressed By Angels! Opening 2nd October at the T...
22/09/2015

If you love visiting the latest exhibitions in London, be sure to follow Dressed By Angels! Opening 2nd October at the The Old Truman Brewery, the new exhibition will feature costumes from everyone's favourite films and television shows like Titanic, Only Fools and Horses, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Wicked!

Have you been to see #ThePowerOfPoison yet? Get down to the Old Truman Brewery this weekend for your last chance to expl...
05/09/2015

Have you been to see #ThePowerOfPoison yet? Get down to the Old Truman Brewery this weekend for your last chance to explore poisons and venoms from around the world!

#FreebieFriday Enter to win this plush tree frog by liking our page and sharing with your friends!
04/09/2015

#FreebieFriday Enter to win this plush tree frog by liking our page and sharing with your friends!

In Victorian England, many people were falling ill in their homes after putting up rich coloured wallpaper. Their sympto...
02/09/2015

In Victorian England, many people were falling ill in their homes after putting up rich coloured wallpaper. Their symptoms were similar to cholera but they were actually suffering from arsenic poisoning!

It took years before people discovered how to remove arsenic from wallpaper.

#TriviaTuesday Did you know Wolfsbane leaves only one post-mortem sign - asphyxia?  It causes arrhythmic heart function ...
01/09/2015

#TriviaTuesday Did you know Wolfsbane leaves only one post-mortem sign - asphyxia? It causes arrhythmic heart function which leads to suffocation.

The emperor Claudius is said to have been poisoned by his wife, Agrippina, using aconite in a plate of mushrooms

Celebrate the bank holiday today with the family, discovering the myths and legends of poisons and charms throughout his...
31/08/2015

Celebrate the bank holiday today with the family, discovering the myths and legends of poisons and charms throughout history!

It's the last bank holiday of the Summer! Bring the family to see #PowerOfPoison and step into the tropical Colombian ra...
30/08/2015

It's the last bank holiday of the Summer! Bring the family to see #PowerOfPoison and step into the tropical Colombian rainforest with poisonous dart frogs, butterflies, and snakes to discover!

There's just 1 week left to see #PowerOfPoison at The Old Truman Brewery! Be sure to come visit while you can!
29/08/2015

There's just 1 week left to see #PowerOfPoison at The Old Truman Brewery! Be sure to come visit while you can!

28/08/2015
7 Plants That Are Dangerous To Dogs

Dogs are man's best friend so be sure to keep the pups away from these 7 poisonous plants!

Spring has finally arrived which means warmer days (we hope) and for dog owners it means being able to get outside more! However with the beauty of Spring co...

#WinItWednesday A bite from a Slow Loris can cause anaphylactic shock! Like and share for a chance to win this cuddly mo...
26/08/2015

#WinItWednesday A bite from a Slow Loris can cause anaphylactic shock! Like and share for a chance to win this cuddly monkey!

In India, the powerful god, Shiva, saves the world by drinking all the poison from a monstrous snake. The poison cannot ...
25/08/2015

In India, the powerful god, Shiva, saves the world by drinking all the poison from a monstrous snake. The poison cannot harm Shiva but he is left with a blue throat.

It's set to be a rainy week! Escape the wet weather for an afternoon and come explore #PowerOfPoison!
24/08/2015

It's set to be a rainy week! Escape the wet weather for an afternoon and come explore #PowerOfPoison!

There's just 2 weeks left to visit Power of Poison! Be sure to drop by The Old Truman Brewery and learn all about the my...
23/08/2015

There's just 2 weeks left to visit Power of Poison! Be sure to drop by The Old Truman Brewery and learn all about the mysteries poisons in literature from Agatha Christie to Harry Potter

Spend your Saturday with the kids doing something fun and creative! Head down to  The Old Truman Brewery  this morning f...
22/08/2015

Spend your Saturday with the kids doing something fun and creative! Head down to The Old Truman Brewery this morning for and create your own Power of Poison postcard!

20/08/2015
Terrifying Sea Monster!

It's one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet. Can you name this terrifying sea monster? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qpuNZD7n4w

It’s one of the top 10 most terrifying sea creatures. This sea snake is the world’s most venomous snake and the deadliest snake on the planet due to its toxi...

#WinItWednesday For the chance to WIN two Agatha Christie books and a toy monkey all you need to do is answer this quest...
19/08/2015

#WinItWednesday For the chance to WIN two Agatha Christie books and a toy monkey all you need to do is answer this question.

What book is Agatha Christie's best-seller, selling over 100 million copies?

17/08/2015
Casino Royale: The Poisoning Scene

#MovieMonday From the poison apple in Snow White to the poisoning of James Bond in Casino Royale there have been many scenes throughout movie history which involves poisons.

Which film do you think has the best poisoning scene? COMMENT below to tell us!

The scene from Casino Royale in which James Bond is poisoned

"A sting from one of these fish can cause excruciating pain, rapid swelling, tissue death, muscle weakness, temporary pa...
16/08/2015
Top 5 Most Poisonous Fish!

"A sting from one of these fish can cause excruciating pain, rapid swelling, tissue death, muscle weakness, temporary paralysis, and in very rare cases death."

Never thought fish could be dangerous? Think again! Here are the top 5 you need to look out for in the ocean!

By Dana SackettMany TV shows and nature guides have been dedicated to educating the public on the most poisonous and venomous spiders, snakes and even frogs, but what about fish? Unlike spiders or ...

Running out of things to do with the kids over the summer holidays? Head down to the The Old Truman Brewery for our 'Be ...
15/08/2015

Running out of things to do with the kids over the summer holidays? Head down to the The Old Truman Brewery for our 'Be a Detective' workshop every Saturday and Sunday at 2:15pm workshop!

Limited spaces available, so make sure you don't miss out: http://bit.ly/1Jelh2d

#FactFriday Did you know there are around 700 different species of venomous snakes? As if this isn't bad enough approxim...
14/08/2015

#FactFriday Did you know there are around 700 different species of venomous snakes? As if this isn't bad enough approximately 250 of these can kill a human with one bite...Yikes!

Poisons and potions played central parts in William Shakespeare’s work. Scientists have tried to find out whether they w...
13/08/2015
Would Shakespeare’s poisons and drugs work in reality?

Poisons and potions played central parts in William Shakespeare’s work. Scientists have tried to find out whether they were based on real substances. Check it out!

Can a potion make you fall in love? Can you poison someone through their ear? Scientists have tried to uncover the facts behind the Bard's fiction.

#WinItWednesday For the chance to win some Power of Poison goodies including two books and a cuddly snake simply LIKE an...
12/08/2015

#WinItWednesday For the chance to win some Power of Poison goodies including two books and a cuddly snake simply LIKE and SHARE this post!

11/08/2015
Top 10 Most Venomous Spiders On Earth

"Its vemon is said to be 30x more powerful than a rattlesnakes" - Find out more about Black Widow spiders, The Chinese bird spider and many more in the top 10 most venomous spiders around the world!

Thank you for listening. For more videos about wildlife please subscribe :) Copyright (c) The images has been purchased from http://www.shutterstock.com A ye...

Afraid of Bees? Just remember the health benefits they hold! Bee venom is given as a shot for rheumatoid arthritis, nerv...
10/08/2015

Afraid of Bees? Just remember the health benefits they hold!

Bee venom is given as a shot for rheumatoid arthritis, nerve pain, and MS (multiple sclerosis). It's also used to treat tendonitis, and muscle conditions such as fibromyositis.

Did you know in the 19th century, arsenic became known as inheritance powder because impatient heirs were known or suspe...
09/08/2015

Did you know in the 19th century, arsenic became known as inheritance powder because impatient heirs were known or suspected to use it to speed up them getting their hands on their inheritance?

Can you name Britain's most poisonous spider?
08/08/2015
Britain's most poisonous spiders

Can you name Britain's most poisonous spider?

Firstly, don't panic! You always thought there were no killer spiders in Britain - and you're right. But there are some that do have strong enough venom to deliver a pretty painful bite - especially if your body reacts badly.

There's just 1 month left to catch #PowerOfPoison at the The Old Truman Brewery! Be sure to bring the kids and discover ...
06/08/2015

There's just 1 month left to catch #PowerOfPoison at the The Old Truman Brewery! Be sure to bring the kids and discover a whole new world this summer!

#WinItWednesday Which butterfly with distinct orange, black, and white wings sends a warning to predators that they are ...
05/08/2015

#WinItWednesday Which butterfly with distinct orange, black, and white wings sends a warning to predators that they are poisonous?
Answer for the chance to win our pack of animal masks!

Do you have any of these poisonous plants growing in your garden?
04/08/2015
Meet Five Of The UK’s Most Poisonous Plants

Do you have any of these poisonous plants growing in your garden?

Serious poisoning by plants is very rare in the UK so the death of a gardener in Hampshire after brushing against a deadly flower was extremely unusual. Despite the British countryside’s genteel reputation there are a surprisingly large amount of poisonous plants growing both in the wild and in gard…

How many venomous creatures do you have in your country? Check this out!
03/08/2015
Countries With The Most Venomous Animals - Brilliant Maps

How many venomous creatures do you have in your country? Check this out!

Which country has the most venomous animals? Surprisingly, it's not Australia but Mexico with 80, followed by Brazil with 79 and Australia with just 66.

02/08/2015
10 Extremely Dangerous Insects

"A sting so painful it feels like being shot." These may be small but they can be deadly. Check out 10 extremely dangerous insects

These bugs might be small, but it doesn't mean they're not highly dangerous. Music = The Verdict by Terry Devine-King, Tom Peters and Gavin Harrison Where el...

The world’s smallest frog makes up for it’s miniature size by packing a wallop of poison in it’s skin. With a body that'...
01/08/2015

The world’s smallest frog makes up for it’s miniature size by packing a wallop of poison in it’s skin. With a body that's only 10 millimetres long, the Mount Iberia might be tiny, but it isn’t defenceless!

"The animal-plant toxins had a rather unique effect on me. They replaced my blood with aloe, my skin with chlorophyll, a...
31/07/2015

"The animal-plant toxins had a rather unique effect on me. They replaced my blood with aloe, my skin with chlorophyll, and filled my lips with venom”

Poison Ivy was iconically played by Uma Thurman in Batman & Robin. If you could steal one plant’s ability what would you chose? Venus fly trap hands seem tempting…

From the poisoning scene in The Sixth Sense to the final scene of Romeo and Juliet, check out the 6 most disturbing pois...
30/07/2015
The 6 Most Disturbing Poison Scenes From Movies

From the poisoning scene in The Sixth Sense to the final scene of Romeo and Juliet, check out the 6 most disturbing poison scenes in movies. Screen Junkies lists the top most disturbing! Check it out!

Which did you find most disturbing?

Most moviegoers expect only the most gruesome of horror movies and psychological thrillers to leave them feeling disorientated and disturbed, however, disturbing movie scenes come in all forms. But for some viewers, there’s always something especially troubling about the thought of being poisoned. A…

#WinItWednesday The Slow Loris is the only poisonous monkey on earth. Tell us what country you can find them in for a ch...
29/07/2015

#WinItWednesday The Slow Loris is the only poisonous monkey on earth. Tell us what country you can find them in for a chance to win the monkey goodies pictured.

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