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(International Business Times)   Happy National Poinsettia Day, let's give thanks the plant that can kill your whole family   (ibtimes.com) divider line 45
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2013-12-12 12:13:38 PM
Also, stay away from those deadly tomatoes.
 
2013-12-12 12:30:35 PM
Well, not if I kill it first.

Black thumbs are us.
 
2013-12-12 12:39:33 PM
Subby,
Did you even read the farking article??


/reh-thard
 
2013-12-12 12:39:45 PM
Thanks
 
2013-12-12 12:40:49 PM
Our cats would kill themselves instantly. They devoured a small palm tree and love snacking on philodendron, pea plants, green bean leaves, etc. The first thing they do with plants is see how they taste.
 
2013-12-12 12:41:00 PM
Thanks for not murdering my family so far!
 
2013-12-12 12:42:17 PM
Is it "pawn-set-uh" or "point-set-ee-uh"?
 
2013-12-12 12:42:51 PM
I'm not worried about the poinsettias since my family was already killed by deadly geraniums.
 
2013-12-12 12:44:18 PM
Oh, it can be mildly toxic to cats, well by all means let my poopsie eat to her content because odds are in her favor.
 
2013-12-12 12:44:50 PM
"Like the Christmas myths about Santa Claus, flying reindeer and a toy workshop in the North Pole, the belief that poinsettias are poisonous is false," Wahl told WebMD the Magazine. According to the report, the myth that poinsettias are poisonous to humans is believed to have originated in 1919 after a young girl's parents attributed her death to eating the plant's leaves. According to Wahl, there are no reports of deaths due to eating poinsettia leaves but he did confirm that eating the plant can cause nausea and vomiting.

Aren't those symptoms of poisoning?
 
2013-12-12 12:49:39 PM
dandelions unite!!


/years ago i bought one of those red devils for my aging neighbor, he was in a nursing home only to find that overnight a nurse disposed of the highly toxic plant. she was right 5 years later that 93 year old died.
 
2013-12-12 12:50:15 PM
I work in a greenhouse growing poinsettias right now and this is total bs. Don't eat them sure, but they aren't freaking Castor Beans or Angels Trumpet.

/getting a kick etc
 
2013-12-12 12:50:37 PM
Lilly of the Valley is the way to go

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2013-12-12 12:50:49 PM
It's a myth that they're deadly. DNRTFA.
 
2013-12-12 12:54:12 PM
Ponsettias killed Frosty...

jayfloyd.com

'nuff said.
 
2013-12-12 12:54:14 PM

hochstmm: "Like the Christmas myths about Santa Claus, flying reindeer and a toy workshop in the North Pole, the belief that poinsettias are poisonous is false," Wahl told WebMD the Magazine. According to the report, the myth that poinsettias are poisonous to humans is believed to have originated in 1919 after a young girl's parents attributed her death to eating the plant's leaves. According to Wahl, there are no reports of deaths due to eating poinsettia leaves but he did confirm that eating the plant can cause nausea and vomiting.

Aren't those symptoms of poisoning?


Or eating your mom's cooking.
 
2013-12-12 12:54:52 PM

kittyhas1000legs: Our cats would kill themselves instantly. They devoured a small palm tree and love snacking on philodendron, pea plants, green bean leaves, etc. The first thing they do with plants is see how they taste.


I apologize if you already know this, but if that is how your cats are with plants, you should *NEVER* bring home a lily of any kind. You joked about killing themselves instantly; a lily would do this. Painfully. In less than a week.

/No seriously. Any species of lily is a painful death sentence for cats. Kidney failure is a terrible thing.
 
2013-12-12 12:55:04 PM

ChipNASA: Subby,
Did you even read the farking article??

/reh-thard


I'm sure that subby did indeed read the article.  It has nothing to do with poison.  Did you see the picture?

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2013-12-12 01:00:09 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it "pawn-set-uh" or "point-set-ee-uh"?


Poin (not point)-set-ee-uh.

/mom always pronounces it point-setta - like the overwhelming majority of people, apparently
 
2013-12-12 01:01:24 PM

slapmastered: kittyhas1000legs: Our cats would kill themselves instantly. They devoured a small palm tree and love snacking on philodendron, pea plants, green bean leaves, etc. The first thing they do with plants is see how they taste.

I apologize if you already know this, but if that is how your cats are with plants, you should *NEVER* bring home a lily of any kind. You joked about killing themselves instantly; a lily would do this. Painfully. In less than a week.

/No seriously. Any species of lily is a painful death sentence for cats. Kidney failure is a terrible thing.


Thanks for the heads up.  I was unaware of the danger from lilies, but since I'm am allergic to the pollen, it was only a slight risk anyway.  Yet another reason to not bring them in.
 
2013-12-12 01:06:45 PM

Iblis824: hochstmm: "Like the Christmas myths about Santa Claus, flying reindeer and a toy workshop in the North Pole, the belief that poinsettias are poisonous is false," Wahl told WebMD the Magazine. According to the report, the myth that poinsettias are poisonous to humans is believed to have originated in 1919 after a young girl's parents attributed her death to eating the plant's leaves. According to Wahl, there are no reports of deaths due to eating poinsettia leaves but he did confirm that eating the plant can cause nausea and vomiting.

Aren't those symptoms of poisoning?

Or eating your mom's cooking.


FTFY
 
2013-12-12 01:11:01 PM
"Like the Christmas myths about Santa Claus, flying reindeer and a toy workshop"

Well thanks for ruining my Christmas.

/spoiler alert would have been nice
// Seriously, I can't even have a Christmas tree with my cats, do you think I'm going to have a potted plant in my house so that I can vacuum dirt from the carpet every day?
 
2013-12-12 01:12:06 PM
Alcohol poisoning is more dangerous.

Not that it will stop any of us.
 
2013-12-12 01:12:21 PM
Well then you're going to love my belladonna casserole.
 
2013-12-12 01:16:29 PM
Came for WW, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-12 01:19:26 PM
Lovely plant, and unjustifiably maligned.
It grows into huge shrubs in Tenerife, by the way.
 
2013-12-12 01:20:49 PM
I grew up in Northern California - oleander everywhere.  Didn't realize it was poisonous till I was an adult.  I don't recall my mother ever warning me about it. Now I want one in my yard and don't think the muggy South would support it.
 
2013-12-12 01:33:16 PM
They are really nice looking plants.  But I can't keep one alive for anything.  I have a lot of plants, so it's not like I'm no good at it...
 
2013-12-12 01:37:20 PM
giving thanks for poinsettias?

or this:
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2013-12-12 02:01:38 PM
Y'know, if you're going around your house, eating everything in it to see if it kills you, you might have bigger problems.

I have toilet bowl cleaner in my house as well. Highly poisonous, and yet I resist the urge to swig it back, or liberally sprinkle my food with it....

/in other words, poisonous or not, why does that make a difference? They're potted plants, not coffee-creamer-shaded rat poison.
 
2013-12-12 02:02:11 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it "pawn-set-uh" or "point-set-ee-uh"?


It's pwan-SEE-shuh. The 'G' is silent, and often left out entirely.
 
2013-12-12 02:07:28 PM

SirMadness: Y'know, if you're going around your house, eating everything in it to see if it kills you, you might have bigger problems.

I have toilet bowl cleaner in my house as well. Highly poisonous, and yet I resist the urge to swig it back, or liberally sprinkle my food with it....

/in other words, poisonous or not, why does that make a difference? They're potted plants, not coffee-creamer-shaded rat poison.

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2013-12-12 02:22:16 PM

Sybarite: Also, stay away from those deadly killer tomatoes.


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2013-12-12 02:26:44 PM
Could be worse.
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/i'm not going back jim
 
2013-12-12 02:33:25 PM

ChipNASA: Subby,
Did you even read the farking article??

/reh-thard


That'sthejoke.jpg

/not subby
 
2013-12-12 02:43:59 PM
I used to work for a chiropractor. He claimed they were a major pollen allergy activator for a lot of people with autoimmune issues, but maybe he was confusing that with the latex/ sap allergy mentioned in tfa.
 
2013-12-12 02:55:38 PM

slapmastered: I apologize if you already know this, but if that is how your cats are with plants, you should *NEVER* bring home a lily of any kind. You joked about killing themselves instantly; a lily would do this. Painfully. In less than a week.

/No seriously. Any species of lily is a painful death sentence for cats. Kidney failure is a terrible thing.


I was dumb enough to think that my cat would leave some flowers alone. That was an expensive mistake.

At least I brought him to the vet in time for them to stop any real damage.
 
2013-12-12 03:14:23 PM

hstein3: slapmastered: I apologize if you already know this, but if that is how your cats are with plants, you should *NEVER* bring home a lily of any kind. You joked about killing themselves instantly; a lily would do this. Painfully. In less than a week.

/No seriously. Any species of lily is a painful death sentence for cats. Kidney failure is a terrible thing.

I was dumb enough to think that my cat would leave some flowers alone. That was an expensive mistake.

At least I brought him to the vet in time for them to stop any real damage.


I know that feel, bro. My two idiots did the same thing, thankfully with the same result (and price tag.) My wife was nearly beside herself, because she felt that as a vet tech, her cats should have somehow known better (or something...) Either way, we never brought home flowers from anywhere without thoroughly inspecting the bouquet for anything even resembling lilies.

While lots of flowers will make cats redecorate your carpet, only lilies will outright kill them.
 
2013-12-12 03:24:46 PM

MBooda: Could be worse.
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/i'm not going back jim



Nobody expects a pollen bukkake!
 
2013-12-12 03:25:15 PM
Did you even read the farking article you moron?

Why are subs continually allowed to submit garbage headlines like this?
 
2013-12-12 03:54:32 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it "pawn-set-uh" or "point-set-ee-uh"?


Neither.  it's "poyn-seh-tyah"
 
2013-12-12 03:55:23 PM
Aren't those symptoms of poisoning?

Or eating your mom's cooking.


FTFY
 
2013-12-12 03:57:07 PM
Loving this, because my wife came down with a case of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease shortly after picking up our Poinsettia. Kept arguing with her for the first couple days that it was more likely a nephew, niece or one of the horrible little disease creatures she teaches. Considering watering a plant appears to be her kryptonite I'm going to say that she didn't get blisters on her hands, feet and mouth from carrying the plant from the green-house to the kitchen table.
 
2013-12-12 05:11:28 PM

SirMadness: Y'know, if you're going around your house, eating everything in it to see if it kills you, you might have bigger problems.

I have toilet bowl cleaner in my house as well. Highly poisonous, and yet I resist the urge to swig it back, or liberally sprinkle my food with it....

/in other words, poisonous or not, why does that make a difference? They're potted plants, not coffee-creamer-shaded rat poison.


This. "Oh I can't have that in my house, it's poisonous" is silly. Even if something is toxic, it could only be harmful if you ate it, so, don't eat it. It's part of the decor, not dinner.
 
2013-12-13 09:53:57 AM
I haven't allowed any type of real or fake flowers or plants in my home for many years. Not only because some plants are toxic to cats, but I really don't want to deal with the puking, the dirt everywhere and the vet bills after they've attacked and eaten the plant, thank you very much. I did bring home cat grass once, but my cats ignored it, the one plant they're supposed to eat!
 
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