It's spring, and, among other nuisances, poison ivy is sprouting from the ground in its neverending quest to make your life miserable. Much of what you "know" about poison ivy is a myth, but an interesting column in the NY Times takes care of this. Even better, some of the reader's comments are hilarious. Watch me make fun of them!
Summer is approaching, which means that all sorts of life forms will be out to get you. Possibly the worst is poison ivy. It contains a nasty chemical called urushiol, which is perfectly designed to make your life an itchy hell. And it's all because of chemistry.