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Holiday History: The Magic of Mistletoe Retrospect

House & Home / Interior Design : Apartment Therapy

We've looked at the history of Christmas trees and holly in years past, but why do we have a tradition of kissing under the mistletoe? Some of the reasons might surprise you — I know I'll never

Mistletoe Kissing Prank

Humor : Laughing Squid

The Mistletoe Kissing Prank by Stuart Edgington stars Kaitlin Snow and Nate Turley as the question-asking bait for the surprise mistletoe sprig. Have you ever wondered if the tradition of the mistletoe is still alive? submitted via ...

Mistletoe Is A Parasitic, Explosive Plant That Maybe You Shouldn't Stand Underneath

Humor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit The mistletoe plant is largely known for a manufactured characteristic: It's the green sprig with white berries that hangs in doorways during Christmas time, requiring those who meet beneath to kiss. But here's the thin...

Mistletoe is actually a tree-killing parasite — here's how it became a Christmas icon

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider

Pucker up? That adorable little sprig you're smooching under this season is actually a ruthless parasite that sucks trees of their nutrients. Mistletoe has a long history that took it from you malicious tree-killer to an icon that's...

AGU Fall Meeting: Mistletoe is 'kiss of death' to drought-stressed trees

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : EurekAlert: Earth

(American Geophysical Union) Around the holidays, a sprig of mistletoe over a doorway is festive and romantic. But mistletoe has a sinister side: The parasitic plant can sometimes kill the very tree it depends on for food by robbing...

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