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The hunt for the man-eating plant

• Terrence Aym
For more than a century, serious investigators have searched for the fabled man-eating plants. Those horrors of the darkest jungles that supposedly hide in the most forbidding corners of the world's most inaccessible green hells. The origin of the belief in man-eating plants can be traced back to the year 1881. During that year a German adventurer, Carl Liche, reported to a breathless Europe a terrifying episode in the unexplored interior of Madagascar during his trip there in 1878...

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