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Old 05-09-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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However chances are high that you have eaten at least one label adhered to an apple without realization.

Maybe you have. I wash all my apples and remove all labels. In fact, I don't really eat many unpeeled apples.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Back in those days it was superstition, rather than science, that was the explanation for most things.
I had to google that one as it sounded so absurd... Discover Magazine just had a short note about it:

It turns out the curious practice has a basis in science: Recent research on the amphibians’ skin secretions led by Moscow State University organic chemist A.T. Lebedev shows they’re loaded with peptides, antimicrobial compounds as potent against Salmonella and Staphylococcus bacteria as prescription antibiotics.

Yum, my milk tastes like frog....
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I had to google that one as it sounded so absurd... Discover Magazine just had a short note about it:

It turns out the curious practice has a basis in science: Recent research on the amphibians’ skin secretions led by Moscow State University organic chemist A.T. Lebedev shows they’re loaded with peptides, antimicrobial compounds as potent against Salmonella and Staphylococcus bacteria as prescription antibiotics.

Yum, my milk tastes like frog....
Well what do you know! I actually think there often is a grain of truth behind some old wives tales and traditions actually, I mean those people probably found out through trial and error what seemed to work and what did not. No doubt many frogs and a few humans were sacrificed in the process.
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