Rae Osborn

A honey hunter harvesting mad money in Nepal. (Photo: Pixabay/gorkhe1980)

Mad Honey and its Intoxicating Allure

Mad honey gains its hallucinogenic properties from a substance called grayanotoxin found in certain rhododendron flowers. Overeating can be dangerous.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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