Lethal Vegetables!

Dangerous! Photo: Trazzler

While politicians continue to give broccoli a bad name, HuffPo has offered up a slideshow featuring dangerous vegetables: turnips, sunchokes, and squash. (Whatever you do, watch out for that squash.) With one false move, these sinister vegetables could kill you dead.

Dangerous! Photo: Trazzler

What makes these veggies so fucking lethal? They’re tricky to cut? "Butternut squash’s thick skin and odd shape can throw even the most seasoned cooks for a loop," HuffPo cautions. A sunchoke is best handled with a vegetable peeler, while pumpkins — with their rotund shape and tough skin — could bend a knife (or worse) unless they’re eaten whole.

Fortunately, most of these delicacies won’t appear again until autumn, so, hey: Enjoy your final months on earth!

The Most Dangerous Vegetables [HuffPo]