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I am filled with d'awww [Dec. 4th, 2008|10:47 pm]
Beemer
For no particular reason, I've had a number of people on my friendslist say very nice things to or about me lately, and I just wanted to say thank you. You guys are wonderful.

Now I'm all verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic. Cashew nut butter: neither butter nor technically a nut. Discuss.
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From: chaosqueen42
2008-12-05 06:56 pm (UTC)
I learned a weird thing about cashews recently. Have you noticed you never see unshelled cashews? Do you know why? Because the shells are filled with poison that will burn you if you try to take the shells off yourself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashew_nutshell_liquid
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-12-05 08:38 pm (UTC)
I know! Isn't it bizarre?

Who first figured out that the inside was edible? "Hey, look, inside this flesh-burning fruit, there's a tasty seed!"
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