posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 08:52 PM
What could be more fun? Just put a handful of sunflowers seeds in your mouth and hold them in your cheek, crack them with your teeth and then spit
them out one at a time. Baseball players do it all the time in the dugouts, long haul truck drivers do it while they drive, and college students do it
when they are studying. Sounds simple, until you have to sneeze and end up sucking a seed into your lung.
That’s right! That is exactly what I did and it burned for a week or more until my body absorbed it. There was no way in hell I was going to go to
the doctor and tell him what I had done. I am not the most coordinated person in the world and I have never been able to tie a knot in a cherry stem
in my mouth with my tongue. I always harbored some fear of tongue entanglement when French kissing. I mean how would you call for help? I guess my
tongue was too short and stubby and it actually looked like someone drove over it with a tractor and plow.
Anyway, I have been addicted to sunflower seeds since youth. They were cheap and lasted a long time. You could hold that wad up in your cheek like a
plug of tobacco and spit like an old farmer. I felt pretty grown up and skilled in eating them one at a time. No matter how skilled I was though I
always seemed to leave evidence every where I went. In the car and in between seat cushions and in the pockets of my clothes. Mom really loved that in
I don’t remember exactly when or where it happened that I found out that whenever I had a bitter or foul tasting one it was because I was eating an
insect or worse yet, its poop. That’s right I was consuming a special present that the red sunflower weevil had left for me. More formally they are
called Smicronyx fulvous (coleoptera curculionidae). The adult likes to lay eggs inside the sunflower seed while the shells are still soft sided. The
larvae dine on the seed and when they reach maturity they leave via a small hole through the shell.
However, they don’t all make it out and those that do leave behind their poop. This presents quite a problem for consumers. I mean, who wants to be
known as someone who eats insects and their poop! I mean that probably happens when eating other fruits and vegetables inadvertently. But this
addiction reduces me to voluntarily consuming this disgusting mini meal. How disgusting is it you ask, well let me show you what I am talking
Well you are probably wondering if I still eat sunflower seeds by the mouthful and I confess that is what I am doing even as I type this. My doctor
told me I needed more protein and I am committed to that goal.
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