There’s just around 170 milligrams – somewhere between the mass of a one-carat diamond and the amount of caffeine in a Monster Energy Drink. That’s how much batrachotoxin (BTX) is left in the world, according to the most recently available figures. Found in the skin of the golden poison dart frog Phyllobates terribilis, this toxin is so potent that one milligram of it would be enough to kill between 10 and 20 humans.
Earlier this week, news made the rounds that an Australian woman gave birth to twins conceived ten days apart, in an extremely rare case of “superfetation.” To make matters more intriguing, the woman had polycystic ovary syndrome, meaning her body doesn’t ovulate naturally. Apparently, she underwent a hormone treatment, to “spectacular results.”