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‘**** pavement lichen’ is the latest thing we apparently need to be told not to eat

08.15.2019 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles
Move over Tide pods and tomb cheese, because there's a new ridiculous thing you are definitely not supposed to eat but are probably now going to want to because you've been told you can't. New Zealanders are being warned against consuming or licking a certain kind of lichen that grows on roads, pavements, and shaded rocky areas, after claims it's a natural alternative to Viagra, earning it the nickname — and I can't stress this enough — "sexy pavement lichen". Its scientific name is Xanthoparmelia scabrosa, and it contains a chemical "somewhat analogous" to Viagra, according to Dr. Allison Knight, the lichenologist who coined its much catchier name. Read more... More about Sex, New Zealand, Sexy Pavement Lichen, Culture, and Health

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