Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Brian Griffiths Minute: 01-30-2010

PS: This is comedy folks. A serious point being made in an unserious way. If you are offended by this......ligthen up.


1 comment:

Chester Peake said...

Legum(e)- n.

A plant or fruit. A simple dry fruit that usually opens along a seam on two sides.

A common name for this type of fruit is a pod.

Well-known legumes include beans.

Some kinds of raw beans contain a harmful toxin.

Many edible beans require an enzyme to properly digest.

As a normal human digestive tract does not contain any of these enzymes, the digestion process produces flatulence-causing gases as a byproduct. This aspect of bean digestion is the basis for the children's rhyme
"Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit."

Pliny the Elder claimed that beans act as a laxative.

The history of legumes is tied in closely with that of human civilization, appearing early in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, where they became a staple, where there was not enough meat.

Farmed legumes can belong to many agricultural classes, including green manure.

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