Why Do Jellyfish Stings Hurt

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish and wondered to yourself how a mindless blob of tentacled sea goo possibly hurt you that much? A new video posted by SmarterEveryDay explains how jellyfishes’ tentacles are equipped with organelles called nematocysts that extend whenever they come into contact with something else and inject venom directly into it. More →

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