Thursday, June 17, 2010

did you know...

...the Supreme Court legally classified the tomato as a vegetable? They acknowledged that botanically it might be a fruit, but in common parlance it is certainly a vegetable. Nix v. Hedden, 1893. Ba-bam. I know being certificated to teach government was going to come in handy one day, and not just trying to teach a bunch of seniors the concept of NIMBY. They always thought NIMBY was a friend of Gumby.

(Just for the record I stole this Gumby picture from a blog that was debating
"Who is sexier, Gumby or Mr. Bill?")

5 comments:

SarahDiane said...

I always teach my second graders that in the science world a tomato is a fruit, but in the food word it is a vegetable.
Why are humans so confusing?

Jeannie said...

There is so much goodness in your post I don't even know where to begin...

Katie said...

I concur with this decision. Especially because it proves me right in a debate I had recently with Jack & Lee...If tomatoes were a fruit, we wouldn't put them on pizzas and salads.

Vivian said...

I'm going to go with gumby on this one. The guy can walk through walls.

Flem said...

I put strawberries in my salad.

And apples and pears too. Are those therefore veggies?

But I am happy to agree with the savory, not sweet, characteristic of the tomato. I would not just pick it up and eat it raw--unless garden fresh of course and then with salt mmmm...