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Killer Parsnips


As far as I can tell, the only way parsnips have actually killed people is by getting their relatives to do the dirty work. Wild parsnips – which are tasty – look, smell and most likely sound much like hemlock – which might be tasty, but won’t leave you much time to savour the taste.

Hemlock is a famous poison which was used by the Ancient Greeks to execute prisoners, including Socrates who has sentenced to death for corrupting the minds of the youth of Athens.



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