Thursday, April 19, 2007

Pepper

I've been thinking (oh noes!)... Peppers are hollow, but what's actually inside? Is it simply air or perhaps some gas secreted while growing? Assume it is air, is it then air from where the pepper is grown, or from a more recent location? If the "filling" is indeed from where it's grown - let's say Croatia (I've got reliable intelligence that the best tasting vegetables are grown there): If I'm lucky, I might just manage to carefully make a couple of holes in the pepper, breath in, and get a small breath of this mysterious gas. That's a mini vacation right there!

6 comments:

Lennart Kolmodin said...

Note to self: planet.haskell.org doesn't play well with rescaling images. Or if the size gets stripped out of the feed. Either way.. Smaller images!

sigfpe said...

You're assuming peppers are airtight. Have you tried squeezing one to see what happens?

Spencer said...

The gas will probably smell like a pepper.

Johan Broberg said...

Better idea: Eat the damn pepper. I'm sure it was grown in the same place as the air is from.

:-)

Lennart Kolmodin said...

"Assume it is air, is it then air from where the pepper is grown, or from a more recent location?"

That was meant to check if it's airtight or not, although there is a logical hole there... I'm only discussing the airtightness under the assumption that it's air :)

Next time I buy pepper I have to squeeze it!

Lennart Kolmodin said...

Ok. Gently squeezing a pepper under water makes it bubble.