Bob McDonald: Well what does it do to the body?
Lisa Gershwin: Well, I hope you're sitting down for this, it's pretty mind blowing. It gives you incredible lower back pain that you would think of as similar to an electric drill drilling into your back. It gives you relentless nausea and vomiting; how does vomiting every minute to two minutes for up to 12 hours sound, incredible. It gives waves of full bodied cramps, profuse sweating, the nurses have to wring out the bed sheets every 15 minutes; it gives you very, very difficulty in breathing where you just feel like you can't catch your breath. It gives you these weird muscular restlessness so you can't stop moving but every time you move it hurts. It gives you a feeling impending doom, incredible, patients believe they are going to die and there are so certain of it that they'll actually beg the doctors to kill them just to get it over with. And all of this from this little tiny jellyfish, it's absolutely amazing. And by the way, you might be thinking ooh, I'm not going to Australia, they've got killer jellyfish there. Well, guess what - they are in North America also and they are in Europe and they are in South America and they're in India and South East Asia and they are in Hawaii - they are all over the place - they are in the Florida Keys. We get Irukandjis, believe it or not, from North Wales in the UK to Victoria, Melbourne actually, in southern Victoria and Capetown in southern Africa. So pretty much in all the usable oceans of the world we get Irukandjis. Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean they're not there. I don't want to scare you, that's just the truth.
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