774 users online (64 members and 710 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Saint Clair, Missouri
    Posts
    198

    Tomacco

    Art Comes to Life: In a 1999 episode of TV's "The Simpsons," Homer became a temporary multibillionaire by accidentally inventing a "tomacco" plant that sprouted tobacco-bred tomatoes that were hopelessly addictive from even a single bite. Inspired (and hoping to draw attention to the show's anti-smoking message), Rob Baur of Lake Oswego, Ore., tried to grow such a plant and has somewhat succeeded, although a forensic researcher believes that only the plant itself, and not the fruit, contains nicotine. In February, he announced that he would auction off the golf-ball-sized fruit. [New York Post, 2-7-04;

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Saint Clair, Missouri
    Posts
    198
    ROFL!! Where are my ciggs??

    And a Duke Medical Center study, announced in December, concluded that doses of nicotine might reduce age-associated memory impairment ("senior moments"), thus adding to the conditions (others: schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) that can benefit from nicotine.