For all its raw beauty, nature can be pretty scary too. One minute you're chomping a beautifully juicy green apple from a tropical branch, and the next your throat is rapidly closing up in a mad dash to the ER. Take the manchineel tree, for example. Sure, it's nice to look at. But with a nickname like "tree of death," don't expect an entirely wonderful experience.
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