The Top 5 Strangest Poisons That Can Kill You

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Reactions Science Videos | July 16, 2019

There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they’re often found in things you’d least expect. In this week’s episode of Reactions, we break down our top five strangest poisons.


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