Monday, June 28, 2010

Trivia # 011


Did you know...

... that today is Tomatoes Not Poisonous Day? A member
of the nightshade family, tomatoes were once considered
poisonous. In 1820, Robert Gibbon Johnson, despite
warnings that the tomato's poison would turn his blood
to acid, told the cheering spectators that he planned
to eat an entire basket and survive. The story goes
that thousands of eager spectators turned out to watch
Johnson die after eating the poisonous fruits, and were
shocked when he lived. Enjoy a tomato today!


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