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|What else is there? Death,perhaps...
"Pliny the Elder wrote in about 77 AD that the scorpion was a 'dangerous scourge, and has venom like that of a serpent; with the exception that its effects are far more painful, as the person who is stung will linger for three days before death ensues'".
Interestingly he added that the sting was invariably fatal to virgins and nearly always so for matrons(!)
Wicked Bugs, Amy Stewart.