Friday, August 27, 2010

I've spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder...

Just now, I was reading Mari's novel and came to a passage where the characters were stuck in a swamp with nothing but a bag of raw green beans, complaining about how they had nothing to eat. This is what resulted:

[3:10:51 PM] Margarita Nivea: You can totally eat raw string beans.

[3:11:04 PM] Philagneia: POISONOUS

[3:11:04 PM] Margarita Nivea: Green beans are good.
[3:11:13 PM] Margarita Nivea: I haven't died.

[3:11:28 PM] Philagneia: you'd just pick a bean off a plant and eat it?

[3:11:29 PM] Margarita Nivea: What kind of poisionous beans are these?
[3:11:33 PM] Margarita Nivea: ...yeah...
[3:12:16 PM] Margarita Nivea: Maybe we're talking about different kinds of beans?

[3:12:27 PM] Philagneia: chock full of prussic acid!

[3:12:34 PM] Margarita Nivea: XD
[3:12:36 PM] Margarita Nivea: Of what?

[3:12:50 PM] Philagneia: beans, like... these things. http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/images/string_beans.jpg

[3:13:10 PM] Margarita Nivea: nomnomnom
[3:13:27 PM] Margarita Nivea: Yeah, you pull them off the plant and eat them.

[3:13:50 PM] Philagneia: you seem to have built up a resistance to prussic acid.

[3:13:56 PM] Margarita Nivea: What is prussic acid?

[3:14:15 PM] Philagneia: a type of cyanide

[3:14:36 PM] Margarita Nivea: Really? ^^

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Has anybody else ever heard that? Now I'm intensely curious.

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