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The 30 Deadliest Things In the World

15. The Deadliest Choice for Hitchhikers: The Nissan 350z 
Its 143 deaths per million registered vehicle miles is the highest fatality rate of any car on the road, so those thumbing a ride might want to consider thumbing their noses at this one instead. 
 
16. The Deadliest Snake: The Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
The hook-nosed sea snake’s venom is even more powerful than the dreaded taipan’s. Also, the motherfucker is really, really ugly. 
 
17. The Deadliest Accidental Pizza Topping: Destroying Angel Mushroom
As well as being an awesome name for a metal band, the destroying angel has a poison so deadly that half a cap is fatal. There is no antidote.
 
18. The Deadliest Gang: Los Zetas
Mexico’s largest, most sophisticated, and most vicious drug cartel was originally formed by, of all things, Mexican commandos, who deserted the army in 1999 and went to work for the Gulf Cartel. They later split to form their own gang, waging a war against their rivals that has torn Mexico to pieces. While Los Zetas are currently winning—they are believed to have the largest territory in Mexico, as well as footholds in Italy, Guatemala, and several U.S. states—they have achieved that through a series of car bombings, beheadings, torture-murders, and massacres.
 
19. The Deadliest Serial Killer: Luis “La Bestia” Garavito
This Colombian was convicted of 140 murders but is suspect­ed of close to 300. His pen­alty? A whopping 24 years in prison! Getting away with murder, indeed.
 
20. The Deadliest Sporting Event: The Isle Of Man TT
This lethal motorcycle race around the cliff-top roads of the Isle of Man has seen a shocking number of fatal­ities—240 in just over 100 years. There have been more than 20 deaths since 2000, and that doesn’t even take the occasional spectator or race official into account.
 
21. The Deadliest Bird: The Ostrich
It’s nine feet tall. It can run 40 mph. It has huge talons on its feet that it will use to kick your intestines out through your spine (as it does to sev­eral humans annually). It still looks like a feather duster crossed with an angry French maid, but we would not mess with this mangy critter.
 
22. The Deadliest Submarine: The HMS Ambush
Powered by a nuclear reactor that won’t need refueling for 25 years, it’s capable of circling the planet without resurfacing once. The British monster is armed with Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles capable of hitting targets 1,200 miles away, so you’d better show baby Prince George some respect!
 
23. The Deadliest Volcano: The Yellowstone Caldera
The supervolcano underneath Yellowstone isn’t due to blow anytime soon, but think about this: Its first eruption, 2.1 million years ago, was 25,000 times larger than the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.
 
24. The Deadliest Action Hero: Dolph Lundgren
Of all the classic action stars, Mr. Ivan Drago himself scores the highest body count, with a recent tally showing 662 kills in the course of 23 movies.

25. The Deadliest Thing That Wants to Crawl Up Your Nose and Eat Your Brain: Naegleria Fowleri
This charming amoeba with a 99 percent fatality rate lives in rivers and lakes—some right here in the good old U.S. of A.—and enjoys swimming into your nostrils to overindulge in the buffet that is your brain.
 
26. The Deadliest Movie Slasher: Jason Voorhees
With more than 300 on-screen kills, the machete-wielding goalie beats rivals like Freddy Kreuger (only 42!) knife hands down.
 
27. The Deadliest Time of Day:11 A.M.
It’s not just the time of day Maxim editor David Swanson goes for poop no. 2—according to scientists, if you’ve survived to old age, it’s the time you’re most likely to croak from natural causes. So make sure you get a good breakfast!
 
28. The Deadliest Christmas Gift for Little Timmy: The Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab
What better toy for a small, inquisitive child than this 1950s masterpiece—an atomic energy lab that came complete with uranium-bearing ore! Because nothing says happy holidays like an eight-year-old who glows in the dark.

29. The Deadliest Prison System: Venezuela
With facilities designed to hold 14,000 prisoners, but a prison population of more than 45,000, conditions are ter­rible and diseases run rampant. Even worse? Most of the prisoners are armed. We bet the food sucks, too.
 
30. The Deadliest Thing to Let Bite Your Penis: The Brazilian Wandering Spider
Prone to aggressively and repeatedly biting, injecting a vicious neurotoxic venom with each nip, this spider is a bastard. But the part that’ll make you cross your legs is the side effect of its venom: If it doesn’t kill you, it’ll give you the most painful erection of your life, one that can last days and potentially leave you impotent. Basically, it’s a spider that ruins boners. Which might well be the single worst thing ever.

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