Did you know that there’s a subspecies of scorpion called the death stalker?

While most people in the world know that the arachnids aren’t to be messed with, some just don’t take the hint.

All scorpions are poisonous, carrying debilitating venom in their tails, but some are more dangerous than others. Don’t let their size fool you — some scorpion venom is so potent, it can kill a human.

Which is why it’s extremely absurd to see a new trend gaining popularity from Asia to the Middle East. People have taken a liking to smoking scorpion tails. Apparently, the venom inside provides the smoker with an intense high.

Apparently the venom in a scorpion’s tail provides people with an intense high that is very addictive. The poison’s intoxicating effects are almost instantaneous and can last as long as 10 hours.

Apparently the venom in a scorpion's tail provides people with an intense high that is very addictive. The poison's intoxicating effects are almost instantaneous and can last as long as 10 hours.