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Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!

  • Subject: Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!
  • From: Alektra@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 17:12:32 -0600 (CST)

In a message dated 12/29/1 6:30:38 PM, rhweeks@attglobal.net writes:
<< Dioscorea related to Araceae? Beware the "air amorphophallus potato". >>

You may fend them off with a #5 iron, or, preferably, two held in the shape 
of a cross, but thus enraged, they then annoy the community by flying through 
the air and releasing a carrion-like aroma which vermin find delectable. 
Amityville, New York, was once attacked by the air amorphophallus potato, and 
was rid of it only by the bravery of some trenchermen who counterattacked by 
means of garlic and melted butter. Unfortunately, these gentlemen died of 
oxalate crystal poisoning before it was discovered that at the latitude of 
Amityville, New York, frost effectively destroys the flying amorphophallus 
potato. Embarrassment over these heroic and, as it turns out, needless 
self-sacrifices is why you've never heard of the "Amityville Amorphophallus 
Potato Horror." Happy New Year!

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