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(Huffington Post)   Mistletoe helps ward off colon cancer. Subby tried this out but couldn't get it in past the little red berries   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 33
    More: Interesting, University of Adelaide, colon cancers, hair loss, large cell, National Cancer Institute, lung cancer, Adyar Cancer Institute, Zahra Lotfollahi  
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2012-12-22 11:57:08 PM
I'd be more worried about those leaves.

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OUCH.
 
2012-12-23 12:12:25 AM
You can also use it to get rid of burdensome Norse deities.
 
2012-12-23 01:12:55 AM
1. Mistletoe is poisonous.
2. Mistletoe berries are white.
 
2012-12-23 01:22:14 AM
How the hell can anyone get holly and mistletoe confused!? They don't look anything alike.

[PAWSMACK]

At least check Google before you emit stupid, subby, it takes like twenty seconds.
 
2012-12-23 02:33:38 AM

Kittypie070: How the hell can anyone get holly and mistletoe confused!? They don't look anything alike.

[PAWSMACK]

At least check Google before you emit stupid, subby, it takes like twenty seconds.


To be fair a GIS turns up a LOT of holly. I made the same mistake myself (obviously).
 
2012-12-23 03:37:40 AM
Kiss my ass.
 
2012-12-23 04:20:39 AM

toddalmighty: 1. Mistletoe is poisonous.
2. Mistletoe berries are white.


3. Nobody said that the 'little red berries' were on the mistletoe.
t0.gstatic.com
/not subby, but knows his pain
 
2012-12-23 04:48:42 AM
The woods around our house are full of mistletoe this year - far more than I've ever seen before.

Hey, I've got a houseful of in-laws coming from 1000 miles away today for the holidays. Maybe I should get out the 12ga after they arrive and shoot down some mistletoe - you know - to set the mood...

Then again, it probably won't be necessary as my MIL will more than likely leave her car idling in the driveway so that she can make as fast and as impromptu a getaway as possible.
 
2012-12-23 05:06:27 AM
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2012-12-23 05:18:12 AM
awesome subby!

/funny
//AND a cancer joke
///because here at fark, cancer is hilarious!
 
2012-12-23 05:29:51 AM

Haliburton Cummings: awesome subby!

/funny
//AND a cancer joke
///because here at fark, cancer is hilarious!


Wow, I totally misread it as a joke about sticking plants up your ass.
 
2012-12-23 05:37:23 AM
I'm not that surprised. There are written accounts from Gaul of druids using mistletoe to treat a number of ailments, including some with symptoms similar to some abdominal cancers. I can't remember if it was Pliny or Agrippa who wrote of it being used to cure stomach/bowel pain "that brings on death".
 
2012-12-23 05:52:47 AM

tennessee.hillbilly: The woods around our house are full of mistletoe this year - far more than I've ever seen before.

Hey, I've got a houseful of in-laws coming from 1000 miles away today for the holidays. Maybe I should get out the 12ga after they arrive and shoot down some mistletoe - you know - to set the mood...

Then again, it probably won't be necessary as my MIL will more than likely leave her car idling in the driveway so that she can make as fast and as impromptu a getaway as possible.


I feel your pain - best of luck.

/ Southern hemisphere xmas
// heading off to aircon and swimming pool
/// Aussie summer xmas FTW
 
2012-12-23 06:24:00 AM
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2012-12-23 06:32:49 AM

ol' gormsby:
/ Southern hemisphere xmas
// heading off to aircon and swimming pool
/// Aussie summer xmas FTW


Forecast of 39°c for Perth on Tuesday, followed by 38, 39 and 38. Won't somebody think of the snow?
 
2012-12-23 08:56:53 AM

Jgok: I'm not that surprised. There are written accounts from Gaul of druids using mistletoe to treat a number of ailments, including some with symptoms similar to some abdominal cancers. I can't remember if it was Pliny or Agrippa who wrote of it being used to cure stomach/bowel pain "that brings on death".


And he advised sticking bread in your ears. To cure headaches IIRC. So we know we should take his comments on medicine serious.
 
2012-12-23 09:02:08 AM

Relatively Obscure: You can also use it to get rid of burdensome Norse deities.


Well, I'm glad someone covered this.
 
2012-12-23 09:13:56 AM

tennessee.hillbilly:
Then again, it probably won't be necessary as my MIL will more than likely leave her car idling in the driveway so that she can make as fast and as impromptu a getaway as possible.


Best MIL EVAR!
 
2012-12-23 09:23:26 AM

Kyosuke: tennessee.hillbilly:
Then again, it probably won't be necessary as my MIL will more than likely leave her car idling in the driveway so that she can make as fast and as impromptu a getaway as possible.

Best MIL EVAR!


I wouldn't go THAT far.

There are reasons why we live 1,000 miles away.
 
2012-12-23 09:41:47 AM

toddalmighty: 1. Mistletoe is poisonous.
2. Mistletoe berries are white.


3. The purpose of the mistletoe is to flip out and kill people.
 
2012-12-23 09:46:17 AM

Jgok: I'm not that surprised. There are written accounts from Gaul of druids using mistletoe to treat a number of ailments, including some with symptoms similar to some abdominal cancers. I can't remember if it was Pliny or Agrippa who wrote of it being used to cure stomach/bowel pain "that brings on death".


To be fair, Pliny also wrote about people in Africa who only had one leg and used their enormous single foot to shade themselves from the sunlight and also about other people who didn't cast any shadows at all (the "Ascians"). Not to mention the Troglodytes and Anthropophagii.
 
2012-12-23 09:46:22 AM

Haliburton Cummings: awesome subby!

/funny
//AND a cancer joke
///because here at fark, cancer is hilarious!


I'm sure you're a blast a parties.

/not really
//lighten up, Francis
///welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-12-23 09:58:08 AM

Haliburton Cummings: because here at fark, cancer is hilarious!


It depends on the night. If they've got veal on the menu, Cancer usually puts in an awesome set. Other nights, not so much. I don't know if he's just trying new material or what. But yeah, usually on Fark, Cancer does a good job. He's no Louis CK, though.
 
2012-12-23 10:07:07 AM
You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.
 
2012-12-23 10:59:58 AM

tillerman35: Jgok: I'm not that surprised. There are written accounts from Gaul of druids using mistletoe to treat a number of ailments, including some with symptoms similar to some abdominal cancers. I can't remember if it was Pliny or Agrippa who wrote of it being used to cure stomach/bowel pain "that brings on death".

To be fair, Pliny also wrote about people in Africa who only had one leg and used their enormous single foot to shade themselves from the sunlight and also about other people who didn't cast any shadows at all (the "Ascians"). Not to mention the Troglodytes and Anthropophagii.


Oh-oh, here she comes, watch out boy she'll chew you up.
Oh-oh here she comes, she's an anthropophagii.

The H&O version scans better.
 
2012-12-23 12:10:36 PM

Kittypie070: How the hell can anyone get holly and mistletoe confused!? They don't look anything alike.

[PAWSMACK]

At least check Google before you emit stupid, subby, it takes like twenty seconds.


Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae. The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. It ranges through South West Spain, Southern Portugal, North Africa, Australia and Asia. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten. Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscum _cruciatum

/subby
//fark you
 
2012-12-23 04:53:14 PM

Kozaru: Kittypie070: How the hell can anyone get holly and mistletoe confused!? They don't look anything alike.

[PAWSMACK]

At least check Google before you emit stupid, subby, it takes like twenty seconds.

Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae. The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. It ranges through South West Spain, Southern Portugal, North Africa, Australia and Asia. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten. Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscum _cruciatum

/subby
//fark you


AWW SNAP! Looks like the butthole-berry-burrower just brought your know-it-all arse down a notch. It only takes twenty seconds to check wiki before you TRY to correct someone, you know. Maybe you should try that next time.

/something about keeping your mouth shut before proving you're a fool and such...
 
2012-12-23 05:56:02 PM

Kozaru: Kittypie070: How the hell can anyone get holly and mistletoe confused!? They don't look anything alike.

[PAWSMACK]

At least check Google before you emit stupid, subby, it takes like twenty seconds.

Viscum cruciatum, commonly called the red-berry mistletoe, is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae. The plant has small leaves. The flowers have four petals. The berries are red containing 1 seed. It ranges through South West Spain, Southern Portugal, North Africa, Australia and Asia. All parts of the plants are poisonous if eaten. Its fruit is harmless to birds which disperse the seeds. It is used as a Christmas decoration.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscum _cruciatum

/subby
//fark you


Not the plant usually referred-to as mistletoe (Viscum album). I'm guessing from your profile that you aren't familiar with European mistletoe.
No biggie. Anyone can make a mistake. Merry Christmas.
 
2012-12-23 09:07:15 PM
Do I have to take care of everything here?  You're doing it wrong.

Berries first, then the leaves.  That makes it easier for the coroner when he bisects your colon.
 
2012-12-23 09:57:06 PM

Mister Peejay: toddalmighty: 1. Mistletoe is poisonous.
2. Mistletoe berries are white.

3. The purpose of the mistletoe is to flip out and kill people.


Soooo...it's a NINJA plant.
 
2012-12-23 10:37:34 PM

DerAppie: Jgok: I'm not that surprised. There are written accounts from Gaul of druids using mistletoe to treat a number of ailments, including some with symptoms similar to some abdominal cancers. I can't remember if it was Pliny or Agrippa who wrote of it being used to cure stomach/bowel pain "that brings on death".

And he advised sticking bread in your ears. To cure headaches IIRC. So we know we should take his comments on medicine serious.


Eh, too true. What tillerman35 said, as well.

Despite all that, folks are still finding viable remedies mixed in with all the outlandish stuff in Pliny and others. Quite a lot of modern medicine came from old folk remedies and herbal treatises from centuries ago... you just have to sift through the crap to find the good stuff.

I actually enjoy reading through that stuff and trying to find the nugget of truth behind all the traveler's tales that they recorded. I've been reading through Agrippa's "Three Books of Occult Philosophy" lately, and there are some crazy bits in there... especially in the first book's section on plants and animals that exist under the influence of planetary bodies/astrological signs. It's mostly over-exaggerated BS, of course, but it's interesting to read through, and some of the medicinal plants listed are still being used today.
 
2012-12-24 10:48:11 AM

Haliburton Cummings: awesome subby!

/funny
//AND a cancer joke
///because here at fark, cancer is hilarious!


Did your funny bone get cancer or something?
 
2012-12-25 06:56:42 PM
One good thing about having cancer is that you can make all the cancer jokes you want.

/only thing really
//not much colon left
 
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