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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.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 16, 2015 at 1:02pm

Carl, about asparagus, Wikipedia notes that "It is usually dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants, but sometimes hermaphrodite flowers are found. The fruit is a small red berry 6–10 mm diameter, which is poisonous to humans."

Mother Earth News says: "Until about 20 years ago, all asparagus varieties were a mixture of male and female plants. But Rutgers University researchers developed a method for propagating only the male plants (the female plants produce seeds). These “all-male” asparagus varieties — including ‘Jersey Giant, 'Jersey Supreme’ and ‘Jersey Knight' — produce up to three times more than older, open-pollinated male/female varieties, such as ‘Mary Washington.’That’s because they put all of their energy into producing spears rather than seeds, according to Chee-kok Chin, a professor of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers. That also means male plants do not produce volunteer seedlings, which compete against the established plants and reduce yields. All-male hybrids also are more disease resistant than older varieties."


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