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Are you a tomato or a potato plant ? Make up your mind !

 
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I didnt know you could graft a tomato and potato plant together

http://www.ehow.com/how_7647547_graft-tomatoes-onto-potatoes.html

Paul w is probably reading this now and thinking to himself 'Well of course you can. Everyone knows that !'
 
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perhaps you can, but why would you want to?
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:perhaps you can, but why would you want to?


So you can make ketchup and fries from the same plant, of course.

"You say potato, I say tomato..."
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:perhaps you can, but why would you want to?


It saves space: You can grow two plants where before only one would grow.
 
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Now, figure out how to grow that plant on the back of cow, a cow that has wheat growing from its head and sesame out of its shoulders, and gives milk already in strawberry shake form, and McDonald's will beat a path to your door.
 
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Deepak Bala wrote:I didnt know you could graft a tomato and potato plant together

http://www.ehow.com/how_7647547_graft-tomatoes-onto-potatoes.html

Paul w is probably reading this now and thinking to himself 'Well of course you can. Everyone knows that !'



I am a pomato :P
 
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Greg Charles wrote:Now, figure out how to grow that plant on the back of cow, a cow that has wheat growing from its head and sesame out of its shoulders, and gives milk already in strawberry shake form, and McDonald's will beat a path to your door.


If you could grow grass on the cow, you would get a self-sustained cow! Of course, you need at least two cows, so that they could chew on grass on each others' back. One could be named Rob and the other Ross.
 
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It's worse than that. Tomato, peppers (capiscum), eggplant and potatoes are all members of the nightshade family, and I'm pretty sure I saw an ad for a triple-fruit plant recently.

They also like to do this with citrus trees - oranges and lemons etc on the same tree. I consider them to be more novelty than anything else, though. I have enough trouble keeping the original plants alive.
 
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Martin Vajsar wrote:One could be named Rob and the other Ross.



Even ignoring that cows are predominantly female, I don't get this joke. Please explain!
 
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The Rob or Ross is a veiled reference to Red Dwarf. Explaining it might take some time, but Wikipedia came to my rescue!
 
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Ah, I get it now: Ouroboros. I've heard of that. It doesn't even need to refer to Red Dwarf to make sense. I've seen Red Dwarf too, but I don't think I made it to that episode.
 
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Greg Charles wrote:It doesn't even need to refer to Red Dwarf to make sense.


It doesn't indeed. I had thought of that, however, since in that episode a baby is found in a box that has "OUROBOROS" printed on it. The people who found him had thought his parents have written "Our Rob or Ross" there, since they couldn't make up their mind on how to name the baby.

Turns out the baby is Lister, who was found in a cartoon box under a pool table. By a twist of fate (or a screenwriter inspiration) Lister later conceives a baby with Kochanski and they both put him into a cartoon box under a pool table, using time travel, of course. So it is revealed Lister is actually his own father.
 
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