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2021-07-29 8:02:40 PM  
12 votes:

Shaggy_C: And who plays paintball in shorts?


Noobs or wise old veterans  it can be hard to tell.

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2021-07-29 7:58:30 PM  
12 votes:

Fubegra: DWTFV, but I've seen signs in forest preserves warning about this stuff (and giant hogweed, which is basically wild parsnip on steroids). Nasty indeed, in a "nuke it from orbit" way.


Fun Fact: Goats can eat hogweed/poison ivy/poison oak etc. without any ill affects.  Eating the band Poison has not been tested however.
 
2021-07-29 8:03:16 PM  
10 votes:
Wild parsnips, couldn't drag me away...

Hmm, I may have misheard those lyrics.
 
2021-07-29 8:40:32 PM  
6 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Wow, and it's not even native to Australia.


Probably is. This is a phase one of Australia's plan to take over the world!

Phase one: install toxic plant life in other nations.

Phase two: airdrop Australian wildlife to terminate any survivors.

/IT'S IN REVELATIONS PEOPLE!
//Two
///3
 
2021-07-29 8:30:55 PM  
6 votes:
Wow, and it's not even native to Australia.
 
2021-07-29 8:13:54 PM  
6 votes:
♫♪♪  Wiiilllddd parsnips...couldn't burn me todaaaayyy. ♫♪♪
 
2021-07-29 7:46:06 PM  
6 votes:
But when the oil hits the......wait he didn't eat it?  The isn't Fark worthy at all.
 
2021-07-29 8:09:48 PM  
5 votes:
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This is why I don't go out in sunlight. Parsnips are just confirmation of my good choices
 
2021-07-29 8:46:09 PM  
4 votes:

noitsnot: It's good thing his daughter is there to look after him.


This is not about his daughter and her top. It's about a family of nudists that didn't know what wild parsnip looks like.
 
2021-07-29 7:45:20 PM  
4 votes:
Parsnips-A-Plenty
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2021-07-29 9:20:47 PM  
3 votes:

morg: noitsnot: It's good thing his daughter is there to look after him.

This is not about his daughter and her top. It's about a family of nudists that didn't know what wild parsnip looks like.


All I know is that I felt much better once his daughter was in the picture.
 
2021-07-29 8:21:20 PM  
3 votes:
CSB: I walked into one of those things without knowing it when visiting a sculpture park over in Minnesota. Didn't actually develop a rash until a couple of days later, and I suspected poison oak or something because it wasn't like poison ivy but I really wasn't sure until someone else I knew went to the same place a couple of weeks later and there were signs up everywhere warning to stay away from the wild parsnips. Didn't know know that was a thing up until then.
 
2021-07-29 7:49:47 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-07-30 9:16:25 AM  
2 votes:

uncoveror: TotallyRealNotFake: Wild Parsnip does suck. But it has absolutely NOTHING on Giant Hogs Weed for Photosensitive Burns of pure insanity.
Turn and run!
Nothing can stop them



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2021-07-29 8:56:47 PM  
2 votes:

TotallyRealNotFake: Wild Parsnip does suck. But it has absolutely NOTHING on Giant Hogs Weed for Photosensitive Burns of pure insanity.
Google what happens, or don't if you have a weak stomach.


Whyyyyyy do I keep finding this to be the case? Official government organizations whose mission it is to tell you about invasive/dangerous/or even protected plants do this:

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That is LITERALLY the full-size version of this photo, meant to help you identify the plant. No, it's not clickable.
I'm sure these departments are miserably funded, but... wtaf.
 
2021-07-29 8:22:19 PM  
2 votes:
It's good thing his daughter is there to look after him.
 
2021-07-29 8:02:29 PM  
2 votes:
Is this one of those archived websites to show us what the internet was like 20 years ago?
 
2021-07-29 11:56:36 PM  
1 vote:
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Not afraid of parsnips.
 
2021-07-29 10:50:14 PM  
1 vote:
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Yes, but they find out what Phineas and Ferb were doing?
 
2021-07-29 8:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
Just best to stay away from wild plants.
 
2021-07-29 5:13:22 PM  
1 vote:
For those who don't want to watch a video:

The sap from wild parsnip makes skin extremely sensitive to sunlight. This poor guy was out playing paintball and unknowingly got a bunch on himself. Subsequently he's got some serious burns and will be dealing with the injuries for several years.  So watch out for the plant, ya'll.
 
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