Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Useless information...

Staggering up a steep hill with the hound in the rain this morning, I observed these nettles just as we reached the top. I like the buzz nettles give when they come into contact with the skin but as I went to hold the leaves, nothing. Nettles don't sting when they've been rained on! The rain neutralises the painful sting. There you go, learn something useless every day.

The Romans brought nettles to the British Isles for the sole purpose of thrashing each other with them- stimulates the circulation. Oh, those lucky Romans....

Photo copyright SvD.

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