(Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun)
February 2, 2013
Kudos to whoever first decided to eat one of these. According to the American Cancer Society, some claim that Venus flytrap extract stimulates the human immune system, but scientific evidence has yet to support them.
Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners,
and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.