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Natural threats usually arrive without much warning. Find out how to survive a snowstorm, shark attack and avalanche.

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Can the sun kill you?

It doesn't seem murderous, but that bright burning ball of gas in the sky can do your body some serious damage. What kind of ill can come from the sun?


10 Threats You Should Never Try to Outrun

 10 Threats You Should Never Try to Outrun

In some cases, fleeing an emergency situation may actually make it worse. Here are 10 threats you should never try to outrun from HowStuffWorks. See more »

 How to Treat a Bat Bite

You need to treat a bat bite, but don't know how to do it. Learn about how to treat a bat bite in this article. See more »

 How to Treat a Snake Bite

How to Treat a Snake Bite. Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about how to treat a snake bite. See more »

Can the sun kill you?

 Can the sun kill you?

Can the sun kill you? There are certainly risks from too much sun. Read about whether the sun can kill you. See more »

Can you really escape an alligator if you run in a zigzag?

 Can you really escape an alligator if you run in a zigzag?

Can you really escape alligator attacks by zigzagging? Read the truth about alligator zigzag defense. See more »

How to Survive a Storm in the Middle of the Woods

 How to Survive a Storm in the Middle of the Woods

You should know how to survive a storm in the woods to stay safe on outdoor trips. Learn how to survive a storm in the middle of the woods. See more »

Which animals kill the most people in the wild?

 Which animals kill the most people in the wild?

Dangerous animals -- they've got sharp teeth, razor claws and deadly venom. But which dangerous animals are the most dangerous? Find out. See more »

How to Survive a Grizzly Bear Attack

 How to Survive a Grizzly Bear Attack

A grizzly bear attack can certainly by a frightening experience. How should you act during a grizzly encounter? Learn more about bear attacks. See more »

How Bear Spray Works

 How Bear Spray Works

Bear spray is a lot like the pepper spray humans use in defense of other humans. Find out what bear spray is and whether it will drive a bear away. See more »

If I suck the venom out of a snakebite, will I live?

 If I suck the venom out of a snakebite, will I live?

Snakebite treatment advice used to insist that someone suck the venom out of the wound. Find out whether a snakebite should be really be treated this way. See more »