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Chocolate and the Chemistry of Love

Nothing moves a woman’s heart more than chocolate.  Well, maybe diamonds.  But I can’t afford them, besides, diamonds in your blood stream can’t be good for you.   854 more words

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Horny Goat Weed: Nature's Viagra

So with the St. Valentine’s Day drawing near it makes sense to mention aphrodisiacs. In a nutshell an aphrodisiac is anything that increases sexual desire, and draws its name from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. 762 more words

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Mistletoe: Passionate Plant or Poisonous Parasite?

Ah, Christmas. The season of over-indulgence, crappy eggnog, and shooting your eye out with an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot model air rifle. I shouldn’t be so Grinchy. 1,040 more words

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Don't Eat the Death Camas...or 'Death' Anything

Plant poisonings are a funny thing. Most people aren’t actively seeking out poisonous plants in which to eat, that would be dumb. Rather they mistake them for something else through an honest mistake, willful ignorance, or just plain foraging hubris. 753 more words

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Halloween Special: Creepy Doll's Eyes

Dolls are creepy. I suspect that the only people that like dolls are the little kids that play with them and adults that might benefit from a psychological evaluation. 665 more words

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There's More Than One Way to Kill a Fish

I’ve heard of indigenous peoples of the Amazon using plant-based poisons to kill, or catch, fish. But to be honest, I never really gave it much thought until a recent… 1,558 more words

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Oleander: Poisonous and Kind of a Dick

A mystery writer friend asked me about oleander, the evergreen shrub that thrives throughout the southern United States, a little while back. Being the smart-ass that I am, I asked her who she was planning to kill and she said a dog. 1,130 more words

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