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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