Friday, December 16, 2011

Mad Honey

Check this out:

"Mad honey is honey made by bees from the nectar of toxic Rhododendron flowers. In places where wild Rhododendrons grow, including Turkey, it’s a health hazard. The dangers of mad honey were known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and it’s reported that leaving tainted honeycombs in the path of invading armies was a popular military tactic."
--excerpt from article at Neuroskeptic

The fact that ancient armies used to plant organically booby-trapped honeycombs in the path of their enemies blows my mind.

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