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It can make you sick just by being there

Speaking of camping, or picnicking for that matter, it isn’t wise to set up around manchineel trees - just being around them for prolonged periods of time can cause illness. In fact, some local native people used to tie enemies to the tree and leave them exposed as a form of torture.

Thankfully, these days in many places were the manchineel grows, they are marked by red crosses and warning plaques.

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Don't burn it, either

When gathering firewood for your campsite, this tree’s bark and branches are definitely ones to avoid. Burning pieces of the manchineel lets off a toxic smoke that can lead to severe eye inflammation, temporary blindness, and significant breathing...

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It will literally rain acid on you

If a storm's coming, the manchineel tree is not a place you'd want to run to for shelter.So, first step of caution - do not touch it.When it rains though, the situation gets even worse.

One of the most potent toxins ...

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Introduction

Even though there's no shortage of deadly flora and fauna in our own backyards, there's one tree on our planet that's just totally out of control.

This innocuous-looking fruit tree is found in the Caribbean, parts of Central and South America and Florida, and it is so toxic that it ...

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The fruit is definitely forbidden

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the apple-like fruit that grows on the manchineel's branches has a very sweet smell, and looks harmless enough to the naked eye.

However, ...

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