Scorpion Venom Is The Most Expensive Liquid In The World And Here’s Why


The venom from a deathstalker scorpion can be deadly, but it can also make you quite a bit of money. That’s because the anti-venom made from it happens to be the most expensive liquid in the world. A droplet that’s smaller than a grain of sugar runs around $130, while a gallon costs $39 million. The reason it’s so expensive is because it’s hard to get. Scorpions are almost always milked by hand, one by one, and one scorpion products just two milligrams of venom at a time. So, if you owned one scorpion, you would have to milk it 2.64 million times to fill a gallon — and let's face it, you'd probably get stung along the way. One sting isn't enough to kill a healthy human, but it’ll make you wish you were dead.