Should you ever travel to Africa, beware the mighty blister beetle. I’m telling you this from first-hand experience. Not that I have been to Africa recently (or ever, for that matter), but I did pay a trip to the doctor’s office this week. Evidently there are two Doctor-Recommended manners of wart removal.
1. Duct Tape. (I would like to point out that I also received this information free of charge from Danae who is in no way a medical professional.)
2. Beetle Juice.
I chose the Beetle Juice. I mean, really, who wouldn’t? Dr. P duly painted my knee with Goop while charming me with details about African Blister Beetles. A couple hours later, I got the message loud and clear: those puppies are potent. I am blogging to you with blisters the size of Whoppers on my knee. I know, I know…probably more than you cared to know. But it’s pretty fascinating to be honest. Who knew a beetle could take my wart off? History also shows that they’ve been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac but judging from my current Knee-Situation I would not recommend it.