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To: gleeaikin
If someone just ground up a castor bean, which is completely harmless, would it also test positive for Ricin?

Ricin comes from castor beans, and is a by-product of making CASTOR OIL.

The plants and the beans are beautiful and the plants are very common ornamental shrubs.

I used to play with castor beans when I was a child. I used them as cargo in the freight cars of my Lionel electric train.

Woo Wooo!

Ingesting the beans will make one ill, but is very rarely fatal. Getting it directly into the blood stream is the lethal shot. No antidote. The KGB loved using it...

32 posted on 04/23/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: Huebolt
CASTOR OIL

Damn! that takes me back to my misspent youth.

The best smell in the world is a two stroke engine burning Castrol bean oil. Damn them EPA bureaucrats. I want my GT750 back.

48 posted on 04/23/2013 12:41:29 PM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Huebolt

“I used to play with castor beans when I was a child. I used them as cargo in the freight cars of my Lionel electric train.”

That brought back a flash from the past. I used to use six-inch cuttings from winter-time hydrangea shrubs as cargo “logs” for my electric train.


52 posted on 04/23/2013 3:27:29 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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