This Tree Is Covered With Thorns Full of Poison. Its Fruits Explode at 149 mph

    This Tree Is Covered With Thorns Full of Poison. Its Fruits Explode at 149 mph

    This Tree Is Covered With Thorns Full of Poison. Its Fruits Explode at 149 mph
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    4:53 AM EDT, June 4, 2022, updated: 3:44 PM EDT, June 7, 2022

    The sandbox tree is primarily found in Latin America, although it can also be found in Asia. The entire tree is covered in thorns, which look like a kind of armor

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    This tree is dangerous to both animals and humans. Even slight contact of its sap with the eyes can lead to loss of vision

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    The sap also has paralyzing and stunning properties. Indian tribes living in the Caribbean once used it to poison arrows used in game hunting

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    To this day, the juice's stunning properties are prized by Latin American anglers - it's said to be great for catching fish and greatly reduces the likelihood that prey will fall off the hook

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    The fruits of the sandbox tree explode at speeds of up to 149 mph when ripe. They are poisonous, causing vomiting, diarrhea and cramps when ingested

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    As for the tree itself, it is worth noting that it yields great quality wood, but due to the properties of the sap, it is rarely used in construction

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