Monday, May 14, 2007

Eating Poison Ivy

File under: Only in West Virginia!

Bob Schwarz, a staff writer for the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, apparently got the idea for eating poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) from a Euell Gibbons book.

In this video interview, Schwarz claims that “One of the great side benefits of eating poison ivy is that you gain an absolute knowledge of what it looks like, and that helps.”

I have lots of poison ivy in my backyard, but I’m not about to go out and stick it in my mouth. It’s the potential side effects (itching and irritation) “at the exit point on my body” that I’m worried about!


Blogger Larry said...

No way!-I get it evry year just from trimming weeds.

May 14, 2007 3:27 PM  

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