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I'm Blue for You

Of all the creatures in the oceans, it seems like the “blue” ones are the most threatening in our imaginations.  Blue sharks, for example, spark a bit of fear just by their name.  347 more words

Underwater

Haitian Zombies and Puffer Fish Poison

Do voodoo priests make “real” zombies using a powder containing tetrodotoxin? The original article I wrote can be found here.

In 1985, ethnobotanist Wade Davis published The Serpent and the Rainbow, a book in which he described his immersion into the world of Haitian culture, voodoo, and specifically the supposed manufacture of “real” zombies. 688 more words

Stories And Book Excerpts