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Wicked Blue

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October 26, 2023

Imagine this: What if states tried to ban gun shoppers from using public roads?

After all, Tex-ass is trying to prohibit abortion-seekers from driving on public roads.

It wouldn't work, of course.

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Your new Thursday weirdness

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Your Thursday weirdness!

October 10, 2023

Monday night weirdness

October 6, 2023

Rediscovering the Miracle Plant of Antiquity with Potential Medicinal Properties

A professor has recently uncovered a remarkable botanical survivor, believed to be the same miracle plant once utilized by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans. The plant, known as silphion (or silphium) in ancient Greek terminology, was thought to have vanished over two millennia ago. This rediscovery holds the promise of unveiling medicinal properties that have been dormant for centuries.

Historical records reveal that the ancient Greeks ingeniously employed this miracle plant through various processes – crushing, roasting, sautéing, and boiling – to create not only nourishing food but also medicinal concoctions for treating injuries and possibly contraception. Sources suggest that the golden petals and stalk of this plant were incorporated into remedies by the people of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt.


However, the recent discovery raises uncertainty regarding whether this is indeed the fabled miracle plant of ancient times. Mahmut Miski, a researcher from Istanbul University, postulates that Ferula Drudeana, a similar plant located on Mount Hasan, could be the elusive botanical wonder. Despite being over a thousand miles from its original habitat, the plant bears striking resemblances.

Both the rediscovered plant and depictions in historical botanical texts feature thick stalks and branching roots. Furthermore, both plants exhibit potent medicinal attributes. Ferula Drudeana showcases anticancer compounds akin to those in the original miracle plant. Notably, these plants' habitats align with regions once inhabited by the ancient Greeks.


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