Lesson well learned
May 25, 2016 10:47 AM   Subscribe

Adam After Being Poisoned By A Manchineel Tree In Antigua, in which the amazingly upbeat Adam kills time on the trip to the doctor by documenting for posterity the effects of touching his face after picking up one of the fruits.

Manchineel trees and other spurges previously
posted by Johnny Wallflower (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
There is a great account in the BMJ written by a doctor who took a bite from a manchineel fruit. It includes this bit:
Sadly, the pain was exacerbated by most alcoholic beverages, although mildly appeased by pina coladas, but more so by milk alone.
posted by schroedinger at 11:05 AM on May 25, 2016 [7 favorites]

Adam is high as a kite. Who wants to have a Manchineel-Pina Colada party?
posted by glhaynes at 11:20 AM on May 25, 2016

Eve would like it noted for the record that she was NOWHERE NEAR HIM AT THE TIME.
posted by Soliloquy at 12:49 PM on May 25, 2016 [3 favorites]

Misread that as "Adam Ant being poisoned..." and was all set with my 'well now you really are desperate but not serious' but ah well i guess that won't work now ok.
posted by googly at 2:46 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]

"Ah, I touched my face! Why'd I touch my face?!"

Poor guy.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 10:37 PM on May 25, 2016

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