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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012: You won't say "TSK!" to this tomato bisque! Quiz your knowledge too!

Back on call again at the hospital and hunting and gathering. Fortunately, I managed to remember to bring the soup. The Campbells Kettle Creations are pretty decent. Not home made. Not fresh restaurant,but a good mass produced product. The tomato bisque has great texture and a definite tomato-ey flavor. So I have to give this one a thumbs up.

For those of you who are TESTING your knowledge of food and all sorts of trivia, tonight's ON CALL QUIZ is regarding:

TOMATO (Is it toe-may-toe or toe-mah-to? Let's call the whole quiz off?)

Okay, get ready here it comes.

1. True or False. According to the US Supreme Court, the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit.

2. Which of the following is NOT an actual movie title?
a. Attack of the Killer Tomato
b. Revenge of the Killer Tomato
c. Return of the Killer Tomato
d. Killer Tomatoes Strike Back
e. Killer Tomatoes Eat France

3. The tomato started off on which continent?
a. Africa
b. Europe
c. North America
d. South American
e. Asia

4. The largest tomato producing country in the world is?
a. China
b. India
c. US
d. Brazil
e. Egypt

5. Which of the following fun tomato facts is in fact FALSE?
a. The average American consumes about 15 lbs of tomatoes per year.
b. Women eat more tomatoes than men.
c. The largest recorded tomato weighed 7 lbs and 12 oz and was grown in
Edmond, Oklahoma.
d. The tomato is a member of the nightshade family, most of which is
poisonous for human consumption.
e. The tomato is the 4th largest selling produce item in grocery stores.

All right. Now inquiring minds wanna know the answers to THE DIRT ABOUT TOMATOES!


Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit. But not according to the Supreme Court!

And according to Clarence Thomas, a coca cola is a place for pubic hair. What do they know?


Apparently, the killer tomatoes are doing well for themselves and don't need revenge!

3. D
Word has it that Cortez (the killer, if you believe Neil Young) was responsible for the ketchup reaching your table today from South America.

4. A

Not only do they have a GREAT WALL, they got a great big bunch of tomatoes. US is second, India third, TURKEY (who doesn't even measure on turkey production) is fourth and Egypt rounds out the top 5.

5. A

In the US, we eat about 18 lbs of tomatoes per person per annum. Women DO eat more of them than men. There are apparently tomatoes out there LARGER than your first born. The tomato is not toxic but the leaves are so don't get any crazy salad ideas, okay?

That's it. Now go get a dose of lycopene!


  1. Another oh fer. Shows what I know.

  2. Well, it is no shame to be relatively uninformed about tomatoes. I am not really asking "easy" questions here. I am just trying to present some "fun" facts.... :)