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    Default Mexican jumping beans

    Got some of these recently....fascinating things, little maggots trapped in a bean that jump when they get warm.....i'll get my coat
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    Thanks for mentioning maggots - I was eating my evening meal when I read that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Thanks for mentioning maggots - I was eating my evening meal when I read that!
    Ahhh..,

    Me and my mates found masses of blackberry bushes one day over the lodges .. we ate loads and I took a huge bag of them home for my mum ... she had a look and said ‘ these are no good darlin’ .... they’re full of MAGGOTS !!!


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    She did have a point.
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    Full of nutrition...YUM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Full of nutrition...YUM!
    Yep ..... I must have gotten loads of bonus protein with those hidden maggots


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    Witchity grubs are giant maggots eaten in Australia by aborigines
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    I didn't know until I looked them up that Mexican Jumping Beans are naturally occurring.
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    I remember there being a craze at Junior School (so 70s) of "Mexican Jumping Beans", which were basically just capsules (like the tablet ones) with a ball bearing inside.

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    There was supposed to be a mention of them on an edition of QI - unfortunately, they had all died!
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