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Talking Points: Mistletoe, murder and the Middle East

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Where does mistletoe come from? The green sprig under which millions of people kiss each Christmas season is actually a parasite plant spread in the wild by birds and foraging animals. It grows on about 200 different trees and shrubs, including apple, maple or olive trees, and can kill the tree to which it attaches itself. The first documented instance of people kissing under mistletoe dates...

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