True or false? The best way to remove a stinger still stuck in your skin is by scraping it with the edge of a credit card.


False. “… we used to think you should find something like a credit card and scrape the stinger off. That way you wouldn’t chance squeezing in more venom. The thinking now is that you should brush off the stinger immediately, any way you can, because that stinger contracts and pumps in the venom on its own for up to a minute after the sting.”

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Question #5

True or false? If a venomous spider bites you, you’ll know it immediately.

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