Friday, May 05, 2006

When a Nut isn't a Nut, or it's Radioactive

Two things here. One you can file under useless knowledge, the other you can file under, "remind me to not eat so many of those next time you see me binging on a bowl of them."

Under useless knowledge: Peanuts and Cahews aren't nuts. They're beans, or legumes. This is useless knowledge until I can find an article that tells me there's something significant about this.
Read more about peanuts here. For more on cashews, which incidentally are related to poison ivy, check this out.

After visiting
Wikipedia's definition on nuts, it turns out that defining nuts is a source or particular confusion. Not only is there confusion between nuts and some legumes, but nuts and seeds as well. According to Wikipedia, "A nut is a seed, but not all seeds are nuts. A seed comes from fruit and can be removed from the fruit. A nut is a compound ovary that is both the seed and the fruit, which cannot be separated."

Confused? I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. If you visit the link up there for Cashews, be sure to check out the section on Brazil nuts. As it turns out, these are actually radioactive. So, as I mentioned earlier, remind me not to eat so many of those when you see me with a bowl full of them (usually around Christmas).

According to
an old Washington Post article, "The Brazil nut tree absorbs radium from the soil and concentrates it in the meat of the nut." Radium, as its name suggests, is radioactive stuff, and there's enough of it in Brazil nuts that they emit 33 percent more radiation than an almond. This puts Brazil nuts on the list of radioactive consumer products with kitty litter, smoke detectors and tape dispensers.

One other thing, if you get a case of diarrhea after eating some brazil buts, stay away from Kaopectate, that's radioactive too.

20 comments:

750unique said...

2015-07-15song
jorda femme pas cher
cheap oakley sunglasses
ed hardy uk clothing
mcm outlet online
tory burch handbags
chanel handbags
longchamp pas cher
pandora bracelets
abercrombie and fitch
toms shoes sale
polo ralph lauren uk
cheap oakleys
nike blazer high
gucci sito ufficiale
michael kors outlet
mont blanc
air jordan uk
christian louboutin shoes
air max 2015
coach outlet
hollister kids clothing
christian louboutin
oakley sunglasses outlet
ray ban glasses
ralph lauren pas cher
true religion outlet
polo ralph lauren
ed hardy outlet
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet online
soccer outlet
longchamp pliage
tory burch shoes
cheap jordans uk
ray ban sunglasses

chenlina said...

chelina20150912
michael kors
timberland boots uk
instyler curling iron
kate spade
prada outlet
nike running shoes
nike cortez
basketball shoes
ray-ban sunglasses
mont blanc
cheap uggs
tods outlet
prada
fitflops sale clearance
canada goose outlet
ralph lauren
instyler max
abercrombie and fitch
chaussure louboutin
adidas originals
ugg sale
longchamp handbags
snapbacks wholesale
kobe bryant shoes
adidas original trainers
tory burch outlet
rolex watches
mulberry handbags
ugg boots clearance
christian louboutin shoes
ray ban outlet
burberry outlet
hermes belt
ed hardy clothing
cheap oakley sunglasses
nike tn
p90x workouts
longchamp outlet
ralph lauren polos shirts
pandora jewelry

Xiaozhengm 520 said...

2015-9-21 xiaozhengm
Abercrombie Short T-Shirts
Designer Handbags Louis Vuitton
uggs on sale
toms
Abercrombie and Co Stoves and Awnings
hermes bags
ray ban sunglasses
ugg boots on sale
michael kors outlet
Louis Vuitton Backpack Purse
louis vuitton
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
Michael Kors Handbags Factory Outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
fitflops
Authentic Coach Factory Outlet Online
Coach Coupons In Coach Outlet Store Online
michael kors outlet online
Jordan Retro 8 Playoffs
tory burch sale
Louis Vuitton Outlet Factory Online
michael kors outlet
ugg boots outlet
ralph lauren
Authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Handbag
nike free run 2,nike free runs,nikes,nike air max 95,nike high tops,air force 1,nike pegasus
burberry outlet
Air Jordan Shoes For Women And Men

Hua Cai said...

the north face clearance, http://www.thenorthfaceclearances.us.com/
louis vuitton bags, http://www.louisvuittonbag.us.com/
snow boots, http://www.wintercoats.us.com/
cheap nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/
nike outlet store, http://www.nikeoutletstore.us/
mbt shoes, http://www.mbtshoesoutlet.us.com/
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassesdiscount.us.com/
juicy couture outlet, http://www.juicycoutureoutlet.net/
ugg boots, http://www.winterjackets.us.com/
cyber monday deals, http://www.blackfridaydeals.us.com/
ugg uk, http://www.cheapuggboots.me.uk/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.rayban-sunglassess.us.com/
stuart weitzman boots, http://www.stuartweitzmanoutlet.us/
mcm outlet, http://www.mcm.in.net/
futbol baratas, http://www.futbol-baratas.com/
air jordan shoes, http://www.airjordanshoes.us.org/
cyber monday 2015, http://www.blackfriday2015.in.net/
fitflop, http://www.fitflop.in.net/
michael kors handbags, http://www.michaelkorshandbag.co.uk/
cheap wedding dresses, http://www.cheap-weddingdresses.net/
christian louboutin, http://www.scarpelouboutin.it/
cheap nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.net/
black friday deals, http://www.barbourjacketsuk.co.uk/
2015108caihuali

John said...

ugg outlet
abercrombie
jordan retro
canada goose outlet
gucci outlet
gucci shoes
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet stores
michael kors outlet
kate spade handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
ugg boots
louis vuitton handbags
canada goose jackets
north face outlet
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose jackets
michael kors outlet
ugg boots
uggs on sale
coach outlet
canada goose outlet
michael kors outlet online
ralph lauren uk
nike air force 1
beats by dre
canada goose outlet
ugg boots sale
ugg boots
20151130yuanyuan

Pnane Weg said...

North Face Outlet
The North Face Outlet
nike factory store
columbia outlet
michael kors
rolex watches
columbia sportswear
hermes birkin bag
burberry
vans shoes clearance
Cheap Coach Purses
burberry scarf
canada goose outlet sale
vans shoes
michael kors cheap
ghd
ralph lauren
jordan
fitflop
Michael Kors Handbags
Coach Factory Outlet Online
north face
toms
michael kors outlet
fitflops online
cheap coach purses
michael kors
ghd hair straighteners
coach factory outlet online
kate spade
fitflop
michael kors
retro jordans
kate spade handbags
michael kors
jordan
lebron james basketball shoes
coach
michael kors outlet online
cheap canada goose
michael kors outlet 75% off
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors
coach
nike store
fitflops sale
michael kors
jordan infrared 6
qwe12.10

方松腾 said...

0108
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
lebron 12
tiffany and co
ralph lauren polo
oakley outlet online
coach outlet online
basketball shoes
snow boots outlet
air jordan 13 free shipping
tory burch outlet
ugg boots
chanel handbags
uggs outlet
michael kors usa
canada goose sale
replica watches
michael kors uk outlet
canada goose outlet
futbol baratas
michael kors uk outlet

dongdong said...

pandora jewelry
instyler max
michael kors bags
abercrombie and fitch
reebok uk
ray ban sunglasses
nike blazer
coach outlet clearance
canada goose jackets
michael kors outlet
ferragamo shoes
jordans shoes
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
canada goose jackets
toms outlet
lululemon sale
coach factory outlet
hermes uk
toms wedges
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
ray bans
running shoes
ray ban outlet
cartier glasses
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet
chi flat iron
christian louboutin
louis vuitton borse
coach outlet
ture religion outlet
oakley sunglasses
burberry handbags
toms shoes
coach outlet
christian louboutin uk
jordan pas cher
toms outlet
20163.29wengdongdong

Gege Dai said...

6.29lllllyuancazal outlet
louis vuitton outlet
christian louboutin uk
oakley sunglasses
true religion uk outlet
michael kors outlet
prada outlet
celine outlet
ferragamo shoes
ferragamo outlet
dior outlet
cheap football shirts
michael kors handbags
jordan shoes 2015
tiffany and co
prada outlet
ralph lauren pas cher
louis vuitton pas cher
polo shirts
air max 90
polo ralph lauren outlet
lebron james shoes
polo ralph lauren
swarovski crystal
air max 90
soccer jerseys wholesale
cartier outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors uk
chrome hearts
omega outlet
fitflops sale
tory burch outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
adidas outlet store
6.29

Chen Jeje said...

huarache shoes
michael kors handbags
michael jordan shoes
tiffany and co outlet
jordans for cheap
http://www.raybanglasses.in.net
chrome hearts
tiffany and co outlet online
adidas nmd runner
oakley store online
air jordan retro
oakley sunglasses,oakley outlet sunglasses
retro jordans
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags
ugg outlet
nike huarache sale
cheap oakleys
true religion store

John said...

cheap ray ban sunglasses
true religion outlet
micahel kors
coach outlet online
cheap jordans
air jordans
bottega veneta
polo ralph lauren outlet
birkenstock uk
nmd adidas
versace
ralph lauren uk
true religion jeans
converse
tiffany uk
ghd hair straighteners
hollister kids
coach outlet store
mlb jerseys wholesale
michael kors outlet online
nhl jerseys wholesale
nike store uk
red bottoms outlet online
tiffany and co outlet
birkenstock outlet
vans outlet
michael kors outlet online
ed hardy outlet
the north face outlet
reebok shoes
adidas superstars
oakley sunglasses
yeezy boost 350
sac longchamp
coach factory outlet online
201677yuanyuan

Fangyaya said...

cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
coach outlet clearance
coach outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
coach outlet clearance
coach factory outlet online
coach outlet store online
coach outlet
coach factory outlet online
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton bags
ghd flat iron
ghd hair straighteners
adidas shoes
adidas outlet store
adidas yeezy 350
gucci handbags
gucci bags
kate spade outlet
kate spade
louboutin shoes
christian louboutin sale
air jordan femme
air jordan 11
adidas superstar
adidas yeezy
adidas uk
cheap jordans
air jordan shoes
air jordan 4
jordan retro 4
retro jordans 13
jordan retro 13
jordan 3 powder blue
20168.24chenjinyan

dada24 Xu said...

20161013meiqing
nmd adidas
rolex watches
nike huarache
ugg australia outlet
the north face
christian louboutin
birkenstocks
christian louboutin outlet
canada goose
uggs outlet

chenmeinv0 said...

juicy couture purses
oakley vault
adidas originals store
canada goose jackets
ugg outlet
moncler coats
ugg uk
the north face jackets
coach factory outlet
oakley sunglasses
2016.10.28xukaimin

raybanoutlet001 said...

jordan shoesbuy
michael kors outletbutton
true religion jeans salecould
christian louboutin shoesthis
michael kors handbags clearanceand
yeezy boost 350 blackwould
oakley sunglassesEvery
ralph lauren outlet onlineam
nba jerseyspost
kobe 9go

raybanoutlet001 said...

nike huarache sale
nike huarache sale
reebok outlet
nfl jerseys wholesale
hogan shoes
adidas tubular
adidas nmd
adidas stan smith
michael kors handbags
nike air huarache

raybanoutlet001 said...

skechers go walk 3
hermes belt
tiffany and co outlet
michael kors handbags,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors clearance
lacoste polo shirts
nike air huarache
adidas neo
cheap air jordans
adidas superstar UK
michael kors uk

Gege Dai said...

oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
tiffany jewellery
valentino outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
coach handbags
ray ban sunglasses
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton
20170221lck

chenmeinv0 said...

red bottom heels
longchamp le pliage
ralph lauren polo
nike shoes
michael kors handbags
louboutin shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
cheap ray ban sunglasses
adidas nmd runner
parker jotter ballpoint pens
20172.24chenjinyan

happy 123 said...

michael kors outlet
nike store
cheap ugg boots
new york knicks jersey
michael kors handbags
rolex watches
hugo boss suits
pandora outlet
nike roshe
polo ralph lauren
20170807

Pound360 Archive

About Me

My photo
I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.