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Lime Disease: How a Fruity Drink Can Give You a Rash

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Published on Jul 24, 2017

Furanocoumarins, the evolutionary weapons of certain plants (including limes), can ruin your vacation, or cause caterpillars to curl leaves. Find out why in this episode of SciShow!

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