18 Jun '11, 1am

Can a lion's tooth make you wet your bed? - - #ScienceCorner

The word Dandelion comes from the French "dent de lion", meaning lion's tooth. That's what the French used to call the plant, because its leaves have toothed edges. These days, the French call the flower "pissenlit", or "piss au lit", which means to pee in the bed. This is a reference to the diuretic effect the leaves and root of the plant have when eaten.

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