These Animals Will Mess You Up : Short Wave The natural world is filled with treats ... and tricks. Today, Internet zoologist and TikTok star Mamadou Ndiaye takes over to talk about some of those tricks — specifically the murderous ones. He turns the tables on Emily and Aaron, quizzing them on some of the animals in his new book 100 Animals That Can F*cking End You. Special guests span land and sea, including the hippopotamus, blowfish, snails, snakes — and more!

We're always excited to hear what's on our listeners' minds. You can reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org or tweeting us @NPRShortWave.

These Animals Will Mess You Up

These Animals Will Mess You Up

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Crocodiles are a well known predator. According to Ndiyae's new book, the Nile crocodile has the strongest recorded bite of any animal today. Shutterstock hide caption

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Crocodiles are a well known predator. According to Ndiyae's new book, the Nile crocodile has the strongest recorded bite of any animal today.

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The natural world is filled with treats ... and tricks. Today, Internet zoologist and TikTok star Mamadou Ndiaye takes over to talk about some of those tricks — specifically the murderous ones. He turns the tables on Emily and Aaron, quizzing them on some of the animals in his new book 100 Animals That Can F*cking End You. Special guests span land and sea, including the hippopotamus, blowfish, snails, snakes — and more!

We're always excited to hear what's on our listeners' minds. You can reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org or tweeting us @NPRShortWave.

This episode was produced by Berly McCoy, edited by Rebecca Ramirez and fact-checked by Abē Levine. The audio engineer was Gilly Moon.