Most Dangerous Trees You Should NEVER TouchAug 20, 2022
the peace and quiet of the forest, what a perfect place to relax, except not all of these
treesare safe for humans to
touch, believe it or not, some
dangerousthat even being too close can be a death sentence , there are trees that produce deadly poisons trees with trunks full of thorns and trees whose seeds explode with the force of a hand grenade, suddenly the forest doesn't seem so relaxing so let me be your guide while I show you some of the trees and plants
dangerousin the world that you will find.
touchthe little apple of death. If you are ever lucky enough to find yourself relaxing on the beaches of the Caribbean, you might think that the trees lining the coast could provide you with some well-deserved shade, but if you notice that these trees are marked. with a series of red bands you need to pick up your towel and your water wings and run away from there as fast as you can that's because this is the manchineel tree one of the
mosttoxic trees in the entire world the milky white sap of this tree The droppings They are full of skin irritants that are strong enough to cause blisters on contact and even second-degree burns.
The irritants in this sap are so dangerous that if even a drop got into your eye it could cause blindness and that's just the beginning. The sap can be diluted in rainwater, making it dangerous to even stand under, as the solution drips from the wet leaves and if this contaminated rainwater evaporates when breathing, it is still strong enough to irritate and burn the lungs, the effects of this sap are so lethal that locals have taken to marking the trunks of the manchineal with red bands and even adding warning signs to clearly show that people
shouldstay away, but that It is not the only thing that makes the manchineal terribly dangerous;
It also produces a small green fruit that is known locally as the beach apple. a deceptively sweet name for a potentially fatal fruit, take it from nicola, a british tourist who took a bite of the tangerine-sized green fruit that looks like a small apple while on vacation, although at first it was pleasantly sweet, moments later it became captivated Because a burning pain in her throat was so intense that it left her completely unable to swallow and the excruciating tearing pain in her throat lasted for several hours. The only relief she could find was swallowing gallons of cold piña coladas, which is certainly one way to make them A memorable holiday, but Nicola was lucky, others who accidentally ingested the fruit suffered inflammation and blisters in their mouth, as well as serious digestive problems, so if you see a strange fruit on a Caribbean beach that doesn't have a cocktail umbrella poking out, avoid it. sinister oranges at all costs, if you walked past this tree you would be forgiven for thinking its large bulbous fruits were some kind of oranges, but if you peeled one you would learn very quickly that these are not your average oranges, if you went even further and you decided to eat this fruit, well, there's a chance you won't live to tell others about it, because it's nux vomica strychnosis, more commonly known as strychnine tree.
Strychnine is a powerful poison found throughout the tree, although especially in the seeds. If ingested in large quantities, the hardening can cause involuntary contractions of the skeletal muscle over which there is no control, the muscles can convulse, uncontrollably clenching and flexing to the point that a person's head, neck, and spine are visible. in a bridge bow position, ouch, that's a really extreme yoga pose, although it's not a pose you should practice because the continuous tension of this position eventually results in suffocation and I thought downward facing dog was difficult, tree in Yes it is native to India and Southeast Asia and surprisingly.
It is credited with limiting the spread of the bubonic plague to these regions and that is because its fruits decimated the European rat populations that brought the deadly virus to these lands. Today the strychnine tree is still predominantly used as a source of rat poison, so if you ask me it's best to leave this to the rats with a bit of luck. The only time you'll come across any of these terrifying trees will be in this video talking about which, if you've learned anything new so far, be sure to hit the like and subscribe buttons. below, all done very well, what do we have next?
Brutal bunyas, ah Australia, the country where almost anything can kill you, if you are brave enough to take a walk in the woods and are very careful, you may think you are safe. anything dangerous like snakes and spiders, but be sure to look up because even the trees below are dangerous and usually grow to heights of over 100 feet with stiff, sharp leaves. Bunya pines are ancient trees that have been around since the Jurassic era, some 199 million in number. For years, protective equipment must be worn when handling the leaves or branches, but the leaves are the least of their problems.
Between the months of December and March, these trees drop enormous cones that weigh up to 40 pounds each, which is a seed of the five-year-old average weight that can fall from the height of a nine-story building and I wouldn't want to be under that tree when it happened like Sean Mace was in 2015 Sean was resting under a bunyapina tree when out of nowhere a 16 appeared A half-kilogram pineapple fell right on his head, which may sound a little funny, but Sean required two major surgeries and the impact left him with likely irreversible brain damage. The interior is edible and forms a stable part of the diet of many indigenous Australians.
Many trees still bore the carved hands and footholds used by Aboriginal people to harvest bunya pine cones, as they were not foolish enough to wait for them to fall. their heads so if you ever decide to visit australia make sure you bring all the essentials, swim shorts, sunscreen and a helmet, spikes and grenades just by looking at this terrifying tree I probably don't have to tell you to keep your hands off of it unless you're looking to add some huge new holes in your palms. This is the sandbox tree, a natural nightmare native to tropical regions of the US and South America that grows up to 100 feet tall.
The sandbox tree is also nicknamed the monkey tree. Don't climb a tree, that's pretty obvious because its bark is covered in sharp, dagger-shaped thorns that grow to over an inch long. Yeah, I wouldn't want to climb it to make it even worse either. The tree secretes a sap that is a powerful irritant. Strong enough to blind anyone unlucky enough to get it in their eyes. Wow, this tree is not playing, but why is it so scary? Well, it's all to protect their precious fruits, which look like adorable little pumpkins, however, once the soft pulp dries up, it's gone. hardened dried seed capsules which are the botanical equivalent of hand grenades when fully ripe the seeds fall to the ground and explode shedding their hard, flattened seed capsules at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, this disperses the seed capsules far away from the parent tree to Provide them with ample resources to germinate and grow, although the seed explosions have been reported to sound as loud as a gunshot and with their poor quality shrapnel firing so quickly, I would make sure not to be in the line of fire if I were you. lame Now it's not just the trees that make up the terrifying flora of our world back in Australia, a deceptively delicate dark green plant with heart-shaped leaves and fluffy white fur looks like it would be the perfect complement to a Valentine's Day bouquet.
Valentine, but it is much more likely that I will leave you alone forever. You see, this is the gimpy gimpy plant, also commonly known as the stinging tree. Those delicate white hairs are actually needles laced with moroidin, a powerful neurotoxin that causes excruciating pain, but what's worse is that it doesn't break down over time. Leaving victims to suffer for days, months or even years if the lame needles are not removed from the skin. The burning pain is so intense that local legends have described horses stung by this plant as going mad and running off cliffs to finish.
With his pain entomologist and marine ecologist Hurley, while conducting a study on the plant, described the sting as the worst kind of pain you can imagine, like being burned with hot acid and electrocuted, at the same time, others have described this sting as equivalent 30 wasp stings, a picnic from hell, even close by. the lame plant is a danger because the fine needles can break in the breeze and if you breathe in them they will wreak havoc on your respiratory system. Okay, I'm modifying the Australian pre-swim essentials list, shorts, sunscreen, helmet and a gas mask, have I missed something? let me know in the comments the cold killer tree while the caribbean manchineel tree has the official title of the most dangerous tree in the world it is not the only unsafe shrub in the caribbean called pilaniya creek the thick canopies of these trees encourage birds to nest inside From its branches now, like many plants, the Piscinia relies on animals to carry its seeds away from the mother plants so that they do not end up competing directly for resources, as such the Piscinia releases sticky seeds that adhere to the feathers. of the bird quite intelligently, but at some point in the piece plan in each one something went really wrong, the pods are so sticky that the birds are completely incapacitated and some drag more than 200 seeds that were left flightless, unable to move or even free yourself.
The poor birds eventually succumb to hunger fatigue or become prey to opportunistic predators, but the most worrying part is that botanists have no idea why the tree does this. Scientists conducted several studies and concluded that the tree derives no benefit from its abundance of dead birds, perhaps. Is it a mechanism that the tree evolved to combat predators that are now extinct or is it an evolutionary genetic quirk that has gone too far is it that or does this tree really hate birds killer coconuts there is an old urban legend that says that coconuts They kill over 150 people a year by falling from high altitude trees and breaking their heads, fortunately, although this is completely false, it is a statistic invented and popularized by shark activists to demonstrate the relatively low number of deaths related to shark attacks. sharks, with an average of 10 victims caused. by sharks every year, however, that doesn't mean coconuts are shy, but in all seriousness, if a coconut weighing 4 pounds were to fall 80 feet on a person's head, the speed of impact would be 50 miles per hour, the force of that would be approximately equivalent to The weight of a tonne and coconuts dropped from lower heights have resulted in trauma admissions with back, shoulder and head injuries.
There were even deaths caused by coconuts. In 1973, a young boy in Hawaii was fatally injured while playing in a park after a coconut and a nearby tree fell on them and in 2002, a fatal incident involving a falling coconut on a beach in northern Queensland , Australia, prompted authorities to remove coconut trees from all of its beaches, so be careful where you decide to take your nap on a holiday or at this time. Falling fruit may be the last thing you see, sinister shipworms. Okay, I'm about to show you something that is disgusting, so disgusting that I can barely look at it and I'm still here.
Well, you've been warned. Now let me present to you a terrifying sight they could suddenly slither out of any tree you can find near seawater these are ship worms despite their name technically they are members of the mollusk family a group of saltwater clams with bodies long soft white ones are famous for burrowing into structures such as docks, docks and ships anywhere where wood meets the sea, shipworms will be there, they settle into wooden structures as larvae, where they begin to burrow wood, burying themselves inside as they grow to adulthood, spending their entire lives chewing large, long footprints through the wooden beams, shipworm tunnels can cause dangerous structural weaknesses and result in shipwrecks and collapses. cigars along with a nasty shower of slimy worms.
However, in the Philippines shipworms are locally known as tamalak and are considered a delicious delicacy. Here they are hunted and extracted from trees that grow or rot in the mangroves. near the coast, but depending on how infested the tree is, its structural integrity could cause it to collapse at any time, putting potential hunters in serious danger. I think I'll be safe, sinceI just lost my appetite forever. Take a look at the pretty flowers hanging from this tree that really steal the show. The pristine petals have earned the name angel's trumpets, but after learning a little more about them, you realize they should be called devil's trumpets.
The official name of this plant is brugmansia and it was originally native to the wilds of South America, although it can now be found much closer to home, perhaps even in your own garden. Many consider brugmansia to be a perfect ornamental plant to have in a pot on the patio, but don't be fooled, it is also one of the most toxic trees you can grow to both humans and animals. The toxins from this plant can be fatal in its native climates. Brugmansia can grow more than 20 feet tall. The entire tree is covered in foot-long trumpet-shaped flowers.
However, be careful because contact with this plant can trigger anticholinergic syndrome in the central nervous system, leaving sufferers completely paralyzed and confused. It's so dangerous that environmentalists routinely have to wear protective suits while working with it, but that's not all. The toxin can also cause auditory and visual hallucinations according to studies. hallucinations aren't fun, they're terrifying, which means this is a tree that can probably make your worst nightmares appear before your eyes back in 2006, a young man was admitted to the hospital after drinking a cup of angel trumpet tea red who seemed to be looking for a high but in the middle of a vivid hallucination he cut his tongue and trumpet now that's what you call a bad trip imposter problems if you ever go to walk through an orchard in brazil you may come across a tree covered in black boils, but before you greet the locals and mourn them for a coming plague, take a closer look, they are actually delicious berries edible berries from the jaboticaba tree, to be precise, native to three states in Brazil and in season for only a few weeks of the year.
Year these berries grow in a strange way, suffocating the trunk of the tree like a clutch of alien eggs instead of the usual way of appearing between the leaves due to the extremely short lifespan of these berries which begin to ferment three or four days after being collected. They are often made into jam, jelly, juice or liqueur; However, when it comes to figuring out which black berries are safe to eat, that's best left to Brazilians with an untrained eye; many other delicious-looking blackberries are, in fact, poisonous pokeweed, a common sight in the south. America produces attractive blackberries with bright purple stems, but unlike the delicious jaboticaba berries, these cause violent cramps, difficulty breathing, and eventual suffocation, but it is far from the only dangerous blackberry out there.
Atropa belladonna, also known as nightshade, is one of the most toxic plants in the world. and also has berries that are similar in shape and size to jaboticaba, but don't be fooled by their similar appearance because eating even a single nightshade berry can cause hallucinations, psychosis, and seizures. Eating just two disrupts involuntary systems throughout the body, such as sweating, breathing and your heart rate, which can prove fatal, the best rule to follow is to always avoid wild black berries, unless you find them growing directly from the trunk of a tree in brazil. Hidden Locust The leaves of the locust tree commonly found in the US turn an incredible shade of orange in the fall, but be careful because hidden beneath those leaves are sharp, lance-shaped thorns that are about four inches long. , although some can reach up to 11 inches.
It is generally illegal to carry knives with blades longer than 2.5 inches in most US states so it's fair to say this is a real gangster tree, the flowers possess a strong sweet aroma, but lean too close to smell it. I could bring you face to face with those thorns, they are so big and nasty that they have been known. to puncture the tires of farm tractors and some horrific accounts have even described these thorns piercing people's skin to fracture bone. It is believed that the thorns evolved to protect the tree from the giant animals that used to roam the land during the world's last ice sheet.
They age like woolly mammoths, those animals have since become extinct, but the lobster has held on to its weaponry, on the other hand, the lobster's close cousin, the black lobster, takes its spiny weaponry one step further, the black lobster It has fewer and shorter thorns. but it mixes them with a poisonous phytotoxin called robin that can cause muscle weakness and kidney failure, so if you see a tree with prickly spikes, be careful and stay away as they evolve to fight woolly mammoths so they don't find humans like a great threat. challenge strange whistles the savannahs of equatorial east africa are large rolling plains marked here and there by vegetation it is a relatively peaceful and tranquil landscape with the exception of a strange and eerie whistle that does not come from any type of bird this is the whistling thorn a akasia tree that can grow up to 18 feet tall, but that's not all.
It grows on both sides of a swollen vine. The tree features dozens of pairs of enormous spikes that each reach 3 inches in length, but the thorns are the least of your worries as the swollen bases of these thorns are naturally hollow, making them the perfect place for a wide variety of insects move. The ants, in particular, reside within the tree in a symbiotic relationship, using the hollows of the swollen vines to build their nests and act as a defense for the tree. Fire ants protect the tree by emerging from their nests and attacking any intruder brave enough to try to mess with the tree.
A fire ant attack usually causes instantaneous severe pain. The pain quickly gives way to itching and intense skin irritation that lasts anywhere. anywhere from a few hours to a few days and worker fire ants are determined soldiers, so they won't stop until the job is done. Every few years, ant colonies relocate their base to another swollen vine, leaving behind a hollow thorn as the wind blows and whistles. through the gaps and old abandoned thorny vines leaving the tree to hiss menacingly in the wind, so if you ever hear an ominous hiss floating over the African savannahs, turn on your heels and run in the opposite direction.
Have you ever seen any of these dangerous trees in person and which of these was your least favorite, let me know in the comments below and thanks for watching.
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