This tree might not look like much, but it can hurt you in a variety of ways.
This innocent-looking tree is quite possibly the world’s most dangerous tree. You won’t believe all the different ways this thing can hurt or kill you. We introduce you to, the Manchineel tree, found in the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and South America.
It turns out even standing next to this thing can be hazardous to your health! Learn more about the tree that goes under the name manzanilla de la muerte, or “little apple of death” in this video.
Wow, who knew? I had never heard of the manchineel before seeing this video. I never would have guessed there was a tree that had so many different ways to kill or maim you. Curious, I did a little additional research and found out that despite the dangers, the wood is still used by some Caribbean carpenters.
Apparently, they have to dry the wood to rid it of sap before they can use it.
Pretty crazy stuff, it’s easy to see why these things are marked with warning signs or paint in most places they appear. The more you know, the better if you’re going to be visited the parts of the world where this endangered tree grows!