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Buckwheat: the Superman of the Grain Family

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Buckwheat: the Superman of the Grain Family

This is going to blow your mind dude...why anyone else hasn’t made this connection yet, we don’t know. Disturbing similarities between buckwheat and superman While buckwheat looks like a grain, it isn’t one. While superman looks like a human, he’s a Kryptonian. Buckwheat isn’t related to wheat at all…it’s actually related to rhubarb. Superman isn’t related to Jonathan and Martha Kent at all…he’s actually related to Jor-El and Lara. Conclusion drawn by deductive reasoning: superman is buckwheat. Or superman is made of buckwheat? Or buckwheat comes from Krypton? Or the most logical one…buckwheat is to superman what spinach is to...

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Parsley in the Garden of Good and Evil, Yo!

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Parsley in the Garden of Good and Evil, Yo!

What’s the common denominator between mythology, witchcraft, genocide…and Simon and Garfunkel? Parsley, that’s what! It turns out that parsley is an historically controversial little mofo that’s been associated with death and evil for centuries!  These are the exceedingly logical reasons why death and evil are parsley’s homies: The ancient Greeks believed that the herb sprouted from Archemorus’ pool of blood. Arhcemorus’ means “forerunner of death.” In medieval times, parsley’s slow and inconsistent germination patterns were said to be as a result of the seeds travelling to and from hell. Logically, if you were a woman with a green thumb, you...

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All Hail the Super-Hulky Kale

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All Hail the Super-Hulky Kale

So Spinach is to Popeye what Kale is to the Hulk; indispensable for any kind of awesomeness. Think about it, what would Popeye be without Spinach? He’d be a pansy sailor whose ass keeps on getting kicked by Bluto who is, in fact, built like the Hulk. Which leads us to the Hulk (see, 3 degrees of separation buddie…so what if it’s a stretch!). The Hulk without Kale would be credible, because he’d be the geeky socially awkward Bruce Banner; this is not difficult to conceptualise. In fact, there would be nothing incredible about him, except perhaps the severity of...

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Cucumbers: Putting the “D” in Diuretic, Dawg!

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Cucumbers: Putting the “D” in Diuretic, Dawg!

Cucumbers look boring but, oh man, are they useful and versatile SOBs to have in your house! They’re one of the best diuretic foods you can get as a result of their high: mineral content (found predominantly in the skin of the cucumber) water content (as high as 95%) The combination of water and minerals promotes the flushing out of toxins from your hot-bod through your pee-pod, but keeps you well hydrated in the process. Reasons why cucumbers are, well, as cool as cucumbers: Hydrating and Anti-Inflammatory: the high water content of cucumbers rehydrates you, while vitamin C and Caffeic...

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Avocados: the Heavy Berries, Yo!

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Avocados: the Heavy Berries, Yo!

So avocados are one of those tricky little buggers like coconut and tomato…are they fruits, are they nuts or are the veggies? Whatever the correct answer is, it always leaves you feeling a little indignant and slightly queasy…like when someone drops a stink bomb in the shopping aisle and you happen to walk through it. So this is going to blow your mind…avocado is: a fruit (okay not that mind-blowing); and it’s a frikkin’ BERRY?! (bone fide mind-blowing…notwithstanding the fact that they’re called avocado pears; when do you ever take botanists literally, man?) Avocados are native to South America…so you...

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