You say that like plants have feelings. Like vegans could ever be wrong....
@That College Kid, apparently there's been studies showing that plants do have some form of emotion and intelligence. I told my vegetarian friend that and he had a bit of a crisis. It was hilarious.
@TheBookEscape, yeah I heard about that study. As a result, I've become a carnivore.
@TheBookEscape, the study was suggesting that they could have a slight form or consciousness in the form of decision making. But it didn't say anything about emotion and it didn't really prove anything. They only believe this because of this one plant and how it chooses to kill its seeds if they get infected by beetles or if it chooses to let them live even if they already got infected. It's not proven yet though. Still interesting.
This info is to hot to handle
@ARC trooper 99, You could even say things got too spicy for the pepper
@Scary Thoughts, I watched that episode of American Dad last night!
@ARC trooper 99, too*
@Scary Thoughts, Wendy Schaal is a wonderful person.
On the plus side, we grow more because we eat them. Just like how there would be a lot less cows if they weren't so delicious
It actually has that taste so birds spread its seed around. Birds can't taste spice so it was meant for mainly birds.
Bad Luck Peppers
@r9kElsa is Suffering, Actually it's clever evolution. It's trying to control consumption, and while we eat it against its evolutionary goals, the main purpose is for birds to eat it. Birds can't detect spice, and they digest poorly enough that seeds make it through intact and are spread over a wide area. So peppers are evolved to be consumed by birds.
Come on jalapeño, you had one job!
@Lady Fingers, hey don't you get jalapeño their business!
7 April 2014 #7April2014
The spicy taste comes from a compound called capsaicin, which is actually an anti-fungal agent. Peppers developed the "spicy" trait to protect themselves from fungus, not animals.
Do you like warm tamale? *cliffhanger
Actually that is to prevent fungi from growing on and in it
I thought the point of having seeds in vegetables was so animals would eat them and spread their seeds
Widely eaten AND GROWN for its spicy taste.
Bad luck jalapeño
Humanity's way of flipping off Mother Nature
Im pretty sure they want animals to eat them, so the animals can poop out the seeds in a new location where the baby trees can grow and go to school.
Haha it is kinda funny how that worked out