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The Dynamite Killer Tree: Fascinating Facts About the Infamous Sandbox Tree

Nature never ceases to amaze us with its diverse and extraordinary creations. One of nature’s incredible creations is the sandbox tree, scientifically known as Hura crepitans. This tree — also called monkey-pistol or dynamite tree — is equipped physically and chemically to repel humans and animals. The sandbox tree remains one of the most fascinating ...

Nathan Machoka

The fruit of a sandbox tree.