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  • LOOK: The Latest PARTY DRUG Is Being PULLED From The Shelves At HOME DEPOT

    05/15/2016 8:02:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    wild941.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | unknown
    Okay, your HIGH is really screwin’ up my LAWN!!! People are IDIOTS and will ingest ANYTHING to catch a BUZZ — the latest — FLOWER SEEDS?! That’s right, people are CHEWING the seeds of: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose Sleepy Grass Blue Morning Glory Because they’re LEGAL, and apparently, mimic the high of LSD.
  • Ancient flowering plant was beautiful -- but probably poisonous

    02/16/2016 9:19:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, February 15, 2016 | Oregon State University
    Researchers today announced in the journal Nature Plants the discovery of the first-ever fossil specimens of an "asterid" - a family of flowering plants that gave us everything from the potato to tomatoes, tobacco, petunias and our morning cup of coffee. But these two 20-30 million-year-old fossil flowers, found perfectly preserved in a piece of amber, came from the dark side of the asterid family - they belong to the genus Strychnos, which ultimately gave rise to some of the world's most famous poisons, including strychnine and curare. Poisons that would later find their way into blow-gun weapons, rat control,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/21/2016 5:03:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    My husband caught a nasty cold last weekend, and promptly shared it with me. We came out of the haze just in time to hear from the NWS that our little area of the US is in the bull's eye for an official - and very rare - blizzard this weekend. We've been preparing, as we're largely concerned about a power outage. I remember a few pretty bad snowstorms when I was growing up, but a power outage was never a real problem: we lived in one of those old buildings with radiators, whose hot water/steam was powered by burning...
  • Cook Slugs Snarky Customer Over Eggplant Beef

    09/11/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-9-10
    A restaurant chef was detained by police in Liaoning Province after he assaulted a customer over an unsavory comment about his cooking, media reported Friday. Jinzhou police took the feisty cook, surnamed Zhang, into custody for the altercation at the local eatery on September 4. The punched patron, surnamed Zhao, suffered minor injuries, police said. According to reports, Zhang and another chef were arguing over recipes for stir-fried eggplant when Zhao overheard and chimed in. Zhao described Zhang's cooking as "too salty to satisfy customers or the restaurant's owner." The unsolicited comment apparently left a bad taste in Zhang's mouth,...
  • Today's lunch: Liver, eggplant and turnips.

    07/07/2015 10:34:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies
    Right here. ^ | 7-7-15 | Fishtank
    Today's lunch: Liver, eggplant and turnips. Just FYI. I really felt I needed to share this today.
  • Eggplant Recipe

    09/13/2013 1:19:35 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    9/13/13 | Me
    Hiya....I am looking for a quick and easy recipe for Eggplant. A neighbor gave me some and I want to try it.
  • WSUV Researchers Discover 'Proto Curry'

    03/06/2013 11:40:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    TDN.com ^ | 3/5/2013 | Sue Vorenberg
    The love of eggplant goes way back for Arunima Kashyap. It was the only food she’d eat when she was little, and it’s still her favorite. For a long time, that love was a one-way street. The eggplant gave, and Kashyap ate. But then the scientist, who grew up in India, found a way to give back to the humble eggplant, and to some of the other plants and curry spices she adores. Working with Steven Weber, an archeologist and associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver, Kashyap was able to track down some of the plants’ ancient lineage and...
  • Mexico crop loss 80 to 100 percent

    02/11/2011 11:11:43 AM PST · by Errant · 144 replies
    IceAgeNow ^ | 8 Feb, 2011
    Here's an announcement to its customers that I'm told came directly from Sysco Foods. ALL OF OUR GROWERS HAVE INVOKED THE ACT OF GOD CLAUSE ON OUR CONTRACTS (Force majuere) DUE TO THE FOLLOWING RELEASE. WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU PERSONALLY TO REVIEW HOW THIS WILL AFFECT OUR CONTRACTED ITEMS WITH YOU GOING FORWARD. THE DEVASTATING FREEZE IN MEXICO IS WORST FREEZE IN OVER 50 YEARS... THE EXTREME FREEZING TEMPERATURES HIT A VERY BROAD SECTION OF MAJOR GROWING REGIONS IN MEXICO, FROM HERMOSILLO IN THE NORTH ALL THE WAY SOUTH TO LOS MOCHIS AND EVEN SOUTH OF CULIACAN. THE EARLY...
  • Dutch aubergine grower pipes carbon dioxide into greenhouses

    12/14/2009 5:36:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 958+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/14/2009 | Alix Rijckaert
    Having a chemical plant sited next door to your plantation isn't what the average farmer might want for his crop. Jan van Duijn, however, walks proudly through his greenhouse, a vast glass and metal structure spread out over five hectares (12.3 acres) where millions of aubergines are doing very nicely thank you. He's happy because thanks to a deal with a supplier, he's getting hot water piped in from the factory, which produces ammonia, to maintain the temperature at a constant 68 degrees F (20C). The chemical site, five kilometres (three miles away), also supplies carbon dioxide which helps his...
  • Caption Obama Pizza

    01/22/2009 3:54:13 PM PST · by SolidWood · 38 replies · 1,284+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 22, 2009 | Reuters
    Pizza chef Gaetano Esposito displays his creation, a pizza in the form of U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, in front of his brick ovens in Naples January 22, 2009. The pizza is made with cream of eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta cheese, cream of artichoke, buffalo mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Holy Eggplant!

    08/13/2007 11:21:27 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies · 971+ views
    AP via 6abc.com ^ | August 12, 2007 | staff reporter
    August 12, 2007 - A Delaware County woman says an eggplant has reminded her that God can be found anywhere, and anytime. Felicia Teske of Boothwyn says she was preparing fried eggplant for dinner Sunday evening and noticed that the seeds in one slice seemed to spell out the word "GOD". Felicia says she bought the eggplant at a roadside produce stand a while back, and also says the discovery has really given her food for thought. Felicia told Action News that she recently had family members pass away and it is comforting that "GOD" appeared. Felicia Teske and her...
  • Plant Life On Extrasolar Earthlike Planets Could Be Black

    06/23/2007 9:19:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 402+ views
    Science Daily ^ | June 20, 2007 | Washington University in St. Louis
    Plants on Earth are green because of chlorophyll, which harnesses the energy of the sun to make sugars for metabolism. But our plants aren't completely efficient -- they waste a little bit of light. "Ideally, what you want is a black molecule that absorbs all of the light," Blankenship said... They also are looking into the "red edge" effect. Seen at 700 nanometers out, beyond the limit of normal human vision, this reflectance spectrum is a signature of the fact that there is very intense chlorophyll absorption going on... "When you consider another world you've got to find that life...