Category Archives: Biogeekery

Miracle Fruit

Unlike beans, the musical fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum is the “Miracle Fruit”. It alters the way foods taste to seriously jack up the sweetness! I was asked about it recently, and sadly haven’t tried it yet. Although I can’t talk with … Continue reading

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keine 2 Liter Wasser

I’ve always suspected, but not really bothered to get confirmation, that you didn’t need to drink the glasses and glasses of water that some folks recommend. In fact, there is a lot of evidence that links the bottled water companies … Continue reading

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Thistles!

I like taking pictures and I like the look of thistles, so when I find a blooming patch of Bull Thistles (Cirsium vulgare) staring me in the face, then my camera gets to snapping. I was going for a woods-walk … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Lipstick

I took this photo, recently, of a “dog stinkhorn”, a member of the Phallaceae family of mushrooms. These mushrooms are notorious for their hideous stench and rather naughty appearance. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TIL: Rapeseed!

Today I learned that Canola oil is actually pressed from the rapeseed plant and that recently the name of the plant was changed to canola.  The name Canola actually comes from the phrase “Canadian oil, low acid”. I’m not surprised … Continue reading

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