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

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!

More about furanocoumarins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nxne8QfIhM

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