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June 7, 2016

Vertical Farming; Its A Jersey Thing

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A facility being built in New Jersey is going to be the world's largest vertical farming plant. AeroFarms is set to be 3 times bigger than the next largest place of its kind located in Japan. Water usage is much lower while yield is substantially higher than standard farming operations. It looks like something that would be used to grow food in a Mars colony or in an underground bunker after Armageddon. But perhaps we will find that solving world hunger is a Jersey thing.

Posted By: patty - Tue Jun 07, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Agriculture, Food, Vegetables, Horticulture and Gardens, Nature

April 10, 2015

The Popular Pickle



There is so much to love about this video, from the whimsical music which makes it seem as if the cucumbers are just going on holiday, instead of being wrenched from their happy fields and families, then sliced and seasoned for consumption by monstrous hairless apes, to the very phrase "pickle packer." The one omission, understandable in light of 1950s' reticence, is no mention of the cucumber as sex toy.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 10, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Regionalism, Advertising, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing, Farming, Vegetables, 1950's

January 25, 2015

Peas mean something

In 1904, this young lady was dismissed as "demented." Today she might be recognized as a great performance artist.

Quietly entering the offices of various city officials this morning, a young lady about twenty-five years of age, neatly and attractively gowned in green, opened a paper bag of dried peas, threw a handful on the floor and left after making the statement, "Peas mean something." Later she went to the court house and repeated the act in the offices of Clerk of Courts Fred Badger and Sheriff M.J. Rounds.


Oshkosh Daily Northwestern - Apr 12, 1904

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 25, 2015 - Comments (10)
Category: Food, Vegetables, 1900's

August 18, 2014

Follies of the Madmen #227

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Yes, our product is number one among insane vegan fashionistas!

From Woman's Day for April 1962.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 18, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Vegetables, 1960's

April 17, 2014

Mr. Q. Cumber

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Some WU-vie sample this and tell me what it tastes like, please. I myself am scared to try.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 17, 2014 - Comments (21)
Category: Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Vegetables

January 7, 2014

Exploding Artichokes

A woman in Milan, Italy was cutting into an artichoke, when it exploded. The explosion doesn't seem to have injured her, but it left the artichoke "damaged and burnt."

Police have ruled out any kind of artichoke-themed terrorism, theorizing instead that fertilizers on the vegetable may have caused an explosive chemical reaction.

Strangely, this is just the latest in a series of exploding artichokes that have gone off in Italy. Previous incidents occurred in 2003 and 2008. [theregister.co.uk]

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jan 07, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Food, Vegetables

July 6, 2013

Petrified Potato Art

As a follow-up to my prior immortal potato post, here's Dave McConkey who claims to have found a way to petrify potatoes, and he then makes works of art out of these perma-potatoes. I'd be curious to know what exactly his process involves, but I doubt it's actual petrification, since soft tissue doesn't petrify (as far as I know).


If you want to delve deeper into the mystery of petrified potatoes, check out the Potato Rock Museum, which describes itself as being "all about the search for the elusive 'Potato, Rock' or the 'Petrified Potato' or the Per Mineralized Potato."

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 06, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Vegetables

December 6, 2012

Historic Explosions in Cauliflower

By artist Brock Davis who, based on his other projects, likes to play with his food.


Space Shuttle Challenger


Nagasaki


Hindenburg

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 06, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Food, Vegetables

September 25, 2012

Onion As Weather Forecaster

No, we are not talking about the brilliant humor publication, The Onion. Rather, we are interested in this bizarre bit of folk wisdom:

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Here's another account, whose hero is depicted below, with greater details as to the proper procedure.

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How long has this been going on? At least seventy years, as we can see from this account.

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Has anyone ever heard of this before, or know of the origin of the practice?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 25, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Agriculture, Regionalism, Superstition, Vegetables

July 20, 2012

Vegeterrible

Vegeterrible from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.



That's a mighty big fridge interior.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 20, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Horror, Vegetables, Cartoons

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