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bobwilson
311151.  Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:13 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
TubewayAndy wrote:
Honey is the only food that is produced that involves no loss of life of any kind.


What about milk? And you don't HAVE to kill a cow to get beef (although it would be extremely painful if you didn't).

 
CB27
311199.  Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:26 pm Reply with quote

I've got a feeling much of that was covered in the original thread of that quote.

http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=10325&start=31

 
xxvii
311457.  Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:27 am Reply with quote

Haha, I've had "Civet de Kanguorou"... course, in Oz they just call it "Roo Stew" ;)

 
Ian Dunn
332309.  Wed May 07, 2008 12:38 pm Reply with quote

Rather unusual news story has come in from Germany. Someone has found an image of the Cross in a potato. Somewhat bizarrely, the person who discovered it was a Muslim.

Story from The Local

 
xxvii
332416.  Wed May 07, 2008 4:37 pm Reply with quote

"The couple's son has set up a blog dedicated to the potato"
And who said the internet was just for porn?

 
Efros
332426.  Wed May 07, 2008 5:17 pm Reply with quote

11th commandment

Thou shalt honor no kartoffel other than mine!

 
Sadurian Mike
332862.  Thu May 08, 2008 1:15 pm Reply with quote

xxvii wrote:
"The couple's son has set up a blog dedicated to the potato"
And who said the internet was just for porn?

There is a tomato museum on Jersey; a friend of mine many years ago was taken there every year by her in-laws when they all went on a mass family holiday.

Some people get excited by food.

 
xxvii
333026.  Thu May 08, 2008 8:27 pm Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:

There is a tomato museum on Jersey; a friend of mine many years ago was taken there every year by her in-laws when they all went on a mass family holiday.

Some people get excited by food.


Sounds amazing! I love wacky museums - went to a travelling one once that was devoted to wine glasses XD

 
Davini994
488501.  Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:55 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
Q. Why did the Dutch eat purple carrots?

The answer is that until 300 hundred years ago the common carrot around Europe was more likely to be purple, though other colours existed.

I found this and thought I would share:

Carrot wallpaper

 
CB27
489300.  Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:14 am Reply with quote

I can only guess what the image is, because all I get are warnings :)

 
Davini994
489443.  Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:23 am Reply with quote

Are you using a McDonalds firewall?

 
CB27
489526.  Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:26 pm Reply with quote

McDonalds don't let you see carrots??? That's not very healthy of them...

 
jdean
614901.  Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:14 am Reply with quote

In London during the WW1 rationing, cats became known as "roof rabbits" because when skinned and cooked they look and taste like rabbit.

I remember my grandmother (from Whitechaple) talking about the rationing during WW2 saying "even the roof rabbits were hard to come by".

 
Jenny
614990.  Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:22 pm Reply with quote

I've never heard that expression before - fascinating! Thanks!

 
CB27
615204.  Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:01 pm Reply with quote

In South America there are various sayings in different countries about dodgy meat which quite often mean something like "passing cat meat for rabbit", and I remember particularly when I was in Brazil that there were various jokes about grilled cat because my favourite type of restaurant was what they call a churrascario and it was a running gag when you tried to work out what meat you were eating that it was "gatto".

Having said that, my dad's side of the family came from Whitechapel and I've never heard heard any stories about cats served up or the term "roof rabbit", but I do know that in Germany "dachhase" was slang for cat and I assumed it was because of the way cats often sat on roofs and their hind legs look like a rabbit, but having looked up the word in google I now find that it was because of cats being eaten in Vienna during the Turkish occupation, so I wonder if the story of them being eaten in London in WWII is an urban myth?

 

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