That's not to say that a giant meat-eating plant wouldn't have a taste for humans. While recovering from a case of athlete's foot, Rice fed infected skin to Venus flytraps to see if they would eat it. A week later, he was astonished (and a bit appalled) to find barely a trace of his skin remaining in the traps. Healthy skin and internal organs would probably meet the same end, Rice predicts. "I'm still fond of my fingers, though," he says, "so I'm not taking the experiment to the next level."