Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, almost 4 years ago

    and I love cashews!

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Like was mentioned on Ripley’s posts:

    If a food requires a complicated process to be safe to eat, you would think people getting sick or dying from eating stuff like this before processing would deter others from trying to eat it, let alone trying to figure out how to process it.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Yesterday’s Ripley’s comments.

  4. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf said, almost 4 years ago

    She’s looking it up. Intellectual curiosity for the win!

  5. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The more you learn, the more categories of information you discover the existence of.

  6. KasparV

    KasparV said, almost 4 years ago


    True, For me, this fact totally enhances the learning process. And with the advent of the internet it is so easy.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow… strange coincidence.
    I was the one who posted it on Ripley’s!

    Raw cashews and poison ivy contain urushiol …
    even the smoke from heating or burning either one can be toxic.

    The ones they sell as “raw” have been steamed instead, so they don’t look brown, and don’t have extra fat from “roasting”…. which is really frying.

    It’s all semantics.

    The most surprising thing to ME is how many people read the comments at Ripley’s.
    I had no idea!

  8. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, almost 4 years ago

    Weiner’s Law:

    There are no answers, only cross references.

  9. Draughty

    Draughty said, almost 4 years ago

    …and every one misses Frazz’s point miserably… why is that?

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    heard eating too many brazilian nuts can lead to a metallic overdose.

  11. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 4 years ago

    Following multiple links from RanaRavens’ link from yesterday, I found this picture in an article about Guinea-Bissau cashew exports. This really shows raw cashews fresh-off-the-tree.

                         Raw cashew nuts

    For a vivid, full sized display click here.

    In reading the article, I was blown away by the news that the farmers are probably only getting less than 10 cents(!) per pound for the raw nuts. Since they are so fragile, all of the harvesting has to be done manually. As there must be at least 50 nuts per pound these guys are working for almost nothing. Worse, cashews represent 80% of Guinea-Bissau’s employment and prices are falling – putting the entire country at risk.

    If you are not already on overload and want to learn more about Anacardium occidentale, click here for an in-depth article from the Purdue horticulture dept.

    [Note: Guinea-Bissau is a tiny country in west Africa.]

  12. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, almost 4 years ago

    If it isn’t on the standardized test you must not waste time on it.

  13. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago


    Never stopped public school cafeteria workers.

  14. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Old Wolf

    And detention for learning something ourside the approved curriculum for public school.

  15. QuiteDragon

    QuiteDragon said, almost 4 years ago


    I don’t think everyone missed the point; indeed, both KasparV & Ronald Davis responded directly to the point. And the fact that others did not certainly does not mean that they missed the point, merely that they wished to comment about other parts of the strip.

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