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Comment by Randall Smith on August 21, 2015 at 7:25am

Actually, Pizza Hut makes my favorite pizza, as far as chains go. Think I'll pass on the hot dog type, however.

Anybody that's had an unripe persimmon will never, but NEVER, try another one. Once ripe, they're sweet, almost candy-like. The texture is similar to a fig. Come November, you're all invited to my house to taste them. Most first-timers don't like them because they've already made up their minds they won't like anything new. I don't know--maybe it's an acquired taste.

I saw a spot on TV several years ago where little children were fed brocolli. Some kids hated it, making the most awful face imaginable. It's been theorized, perhaps proven, that some people have a taste disfunction (for a lack of a better term) that makes them dislike certain foods. When a child displays that "yuck" face, it's possibly for a good reason. I'm not sure one can ever "acquire a taste".

Comment by Plinius on August 21, 2015 at 6:00am

Thanks Carl, I knew that. But to me a hotdog is already a scary thing - I've read what they put into sausages...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 21, 2015 at 2:36am

Chris, just so you know, "The Onion" is a satirical website/publication that writes fake comic articles. 

However......what is true is that Pizza Hut has a pizza with a crust stuffed with hot dogs.  That is real and that is totally gross.  I have a feeling The Onion surely had that pizza (among others) in mind when they were lampooning the limits of what humans will eat. 

Comment by Plinius on August 21, 2015 at 1:13am

Brrr! I hate to eat things I can't identify and would pay to be out of such a test! I'll eat the left-over persimmons instead.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 20, 2015 at 7:24pm

Ready for a chuckle? Try The Onion's video Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2015 at 3:06pm

To the best of my knowledge, I don't believe I've ever eaten a persimmon either.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2015 at 8:50am

I think I've said this before, but I don't remember ever eating a persimmon.

Bertold, you made me wish there was a ditch around here with that much asparagus in it.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 20, 2015 at 7:38am

Made a persimmon cake yest. Need to use up last year's pulp. Really good. The recipe comes out of a little booklet I bought years ago, all about persimmons.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2015 at 7:08am
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2015 at 2:35pm

In the 50s my granny used to cut tons of wild asparagus from the ditches around their farm in MN. It was wonderful and always a welcome sign of summer.


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