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Re: 2008 Year Of The Spud!

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:26 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
rna_duelers wrote:-The Fruit that the serpent tempted Eve with in the Book of Genesis was actually a potato.It became mistakenly referred to as an apple later on when some idiot translated the Bible into French,due to a mix-up with the French name for potato pomme de terre or "apple of the ground."


This is a myth, nowhere in the Bible does it specify what the type of fruit was.


True, it actually says that the fruit came out of a tree.
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:31 pm

True, it actually says that the fruit came out of a tree


which narrows it down infintesimally
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:02 pm

Well, you lot have clearly never heard of Solanum Crispum (otherwise known as the Chilean potato tree), or the potato fruit.

Ok, the "Potato tree" isn't really a potato tree, but it is a climbing vine related to the potato. The potato fruit really are the fruit of genuine potato plants (Solanum Tuberosum), but don't eat them, they are toxic.

However, I doubt the bible really referred to such things though.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:50 pm

hard to believe this topic would come to the botonology of the potato plant in the bible
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:01 pm

I don't know, less likely than the topic being filled with double entendres or innuendos, but if you'd told me that potato fruit would get a mention, I wouldn't have been too surprised.
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