Today I learned of a garden in England dedicated entirely to poisonous plants. It's the most dangerous garden in the world. It holds over 100 killer plants such as, hemlock, strychnine, and nightshade. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Criminals in ancient Athens were most commonly executed via crucifixion ("the board"), but the government allowed the condemned to drink hemlock instead if they personally purchased the poison greecehighdefinition.com/…
Today I learned about the Squonk. A mythical creature reputed to live in the hemlock forests of Pennsylvania. It spends most of its time weeping because it is ashamed of its appearance, and when cornered dissolves into a puddle of tears cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/…
In 399BC Socrates was found guilty of his crimes and was sentenced to death which he had to carry out himself. Death by hemlock poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
In Roman-era Marseilles people who wanted to kill themselves applied to the Senate, and if their reasons were judged sufficient they were given free hemlock to do so en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In Ancient Rome, if people wished to commit suicide, they applied to the Senate and, if their petitions were approved, were given free hemlock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Quail can be poisonous to humans, depending on what they have recently eaten. Certain types of beetles or hemlock toxins, which the quail are immune to, can be passed on to humans if recently ingested by the quail. slate.com/blogs/wild_thin…
One of the most poisonous British plants (Hemlock Water Dropwart) can kill a human within hours of consumption leaving their dead bodies with a sardonic grin on there face. funfactz.com/weird-facts/…
Despite the story that Cleopatra killed herself by letting an asp bite her, it was more probable that she killed herself using a mixture of opium and hemlock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
People in Rome who wanted to kill themselves could apply to the Senate, and if their reasons were judged sound they were then given hemlock for free en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
There's a garden in England dedicated entirely to flora which are deadly and/or narcotic, featuring over 100 killers such as hemlock, strychnine and nightshade. atlasobscura.com/place/al…
There is a 390 acre tract of of virgin-old growth forest in central Pennsylvania. It features ancient hemlock trees and 20-foot rhododendrons. This area was conserved because of a land dispute between logging companies in the 1900's. Pic's in the comments. pennsylvania.sierraclub.o…
There is a 30-foot long, unrooted hemlock floating UPRIGHT in Crater Lake. It was first discover by modern civilization in late 19th century. mikedashhistory.com/2011/…
The poisonous Hemlock plant can be used as an antidote for Strychnine, another poison. botanical.com/botanical/m…
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "The tale of Beren and LΓΊthien" out of the great love of his wife Edith. "It was first conceived in a small woodland glade filled with hemlocks ... her hair was raven, her skin clear, her eyes brighter than you have seen them, and she could sing – and dance." catholicgentleman.net/201…
Today I learned of Hemlock Water Dropwort, a deadly poisonous plant that leaves the person with a smile on their face when they die. news.nationalgeographic.c…
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "The tale of Beren and LΓΊthien" out of the great love of his wife Edith. "It was first conceived in a small woodland glade filled with hemlocks ... her hair was raven, her skin clear, her eyes brighter than you have seen them, and she could sing – and dance." catholicgentleman.net/201…
Stellan SkarsgΓ₯rd of The Avengers fame is the father of three famous TV actors Alexander SkarsgΓ₯rd (True Blood), Gustaf SkarsgΓ₯rd (Vikings), Bill SkarsgΓ₯rd (Hemlock Grove) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The Squonk is a mythical creature reputed to live in the Hemlock forests of northern Pennsylvania. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Hemlock, a well known herbal poison, is in the same family, Apiaceae, as some widely used vegetables and herbs, such as carrots and parsley britannica.com/EBchecked/…
Cleopatra most likely used a mixture of hemlock, wolfsbane and opium to poison herself. Not the venom from an Asp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Water Hemlock is a weed in North America that is so poisonous that cows can die only minutes after grazing on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
There's a garden in England dedicated entirely to flora w/c are deadly & narcotic, featuring over 100 killers such as hemlock, strychnine & nightshade alnwickgarden.com/explore…
There is a 200 year old hemlock tree stump in Crater Lake named "Old Man of the Lake" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…

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