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#1    angie_is_hardcore

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:22 AM

so, i was thinking...
you know how solanum is a virus in vegatables? well, what if you had no immunity to this virus and you ate a potato.
do you think you could get it?

(just so you know, this is a hypothetical question. i know that it's impossible to actually "live" while your heart and brain are technically declared dead, but i just wanna see where this goes...)

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 01:45 AM

Again huh.

Solanum is not real. It is a made up fictional virus made up for the fictional zombie survival guide which is a tongue-in-cheek humour read. Nothing about it is real. It was written satirically by a comedian for satirical funny elements.


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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:48 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum


What are you talking about?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:55 PM

He is saying that it is a fake virus and in reality it is just a genus or species group of plants...

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 08:56 PM

For the fictional virus, see The Zombie Survival Guide.

There is a real Solanum which is a genus of plants, and there is the fictional Solanum presented in the Zombie Survival Guide that is a virus and, once contracted, kills people and then turns you into the living dead.
Since Zombies were referenced, i logically assumed the poster was confusing the real meaning of the word Solanum with the fictional zombie-virus Solanum.

Solanum is not a virus in fruits and vegetables, it is a classification of fruits and vegetables.


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:28 AM

Solanum lycopersicum

It makes me hungry for a 'mater and mayo sammich...With a little salt and black pepper...

Yummy...


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:23 AM

Is there a full moon?  There seem to be more weird posts than usual.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:27 AM

I've been dealing with these exact posts for 3 years almost. Nothing new. wink2.gif


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:02 PM

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Solanum is not a virus in fruits and vegetables, it is a classification of fruits and vegetables.




my bad, said virus instead of genus!  original.gif

this wasn't really supposed to be a fullblown "topic" topic...
it was my first post and i didnt really have anything to write about. i just wanted to see how to work everything.

so i thought i'd write something mildly (obviously not really...) amusing.

sorry.

also, question.
how do you end a forum-thing?


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:13 PM

Wether or not Solanum is "real",

There was a case of zombies in Africa (forgot which country). It was a disease carried by mosquitoes that killed a human but made them function in a very violent way for an hour or two before the entire body shut down and died. Many said it was like a zombie.




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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

Now that I'd like to hear more about..


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:26 PM

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Wether or not Solanum is "real",

There was a case of zombies in Africa (forgot which country). It was a disease carried by mosquitoes that killed a human but made them function in a very violent way for an hour or two before the entire body shut down and died. Many said it was like a zombie.


I heard about that. I think it was said to be a form of Malaria .It is interesting... if that could be controlled, do you think it could be used to bring people back from the dead?

I have read The Zombie Survival Guide. It is really funny. Was the author the same one who wrote the Darwin Awards?

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:26 PM

That also was not true. That was an April fools joke.


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:30 PM

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I heard about that. I think it was said to be a form of Malaria .It is interesting... if that could be controlled, do you think it could be used to bring people back from the dead?

I have read The Zombie Survival Guide. It is really funny. Was the author the same one who wrote the Darwin Awards?


the author of TZSG is comedian Max Brooks
the creator of the darwin awards is wendy northcutt, who is, i think, a molecular biologist



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cool, its all like, sinning against nature  and stuff...still think its gonna kill everyone

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:22 PM

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That also was not true. That was an April fools joke.



Are you sure? i seen it on the BBC and it was not in April I don't think...

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the author of TZSG is comedian Max Brooks
the creator of the darwin awards is wendy northcutt, who is, i think, a molecular biologist


O.K thanks.

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