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(Metro)   The World Nettle Eating Championships have taken place and we have a big winner with a small trophy. His accomplishment? He put away 80 feet of stinging nettles   (metro.co.uk) divider line 23
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2014-06-10 02:11:20 PM  
 
2014-06-10 02:15:21 PM  
Bull...
 
2014-06-10 02:56:19 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I got your Nettles right here...
 
2014-06-10 05:47:51 PM  
Jesus, you can cook them and they are quite delicious...but raw....
 
2014-06-10 05:48:55 PM  
I was expecting this story to be about horses.
 
2014-06-10 05:52:08 PM  
nettle what
recognize biatch ^C
[scratch that ... I was going to make a Jay Z reference .... buuut]

"Phillip Thorne"

Are you farking kidding me?
 
2014-06-10 05:53:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-10 05:55:09 PM  
He's likely to have trouble, however, when the oil hits his anus.
 
2014-06-10 05:55:48 PM  
Vile weed!

seriously, they taste terrible, like grass that a cat vomited
 
2014-06-10 05:55:51 PM  
My ancestors were Welsh and this guy has the same last name as me. I wonder if we're distantly related?
 
2014-06-10 05:57:59 PM  

EvilEgg: Was it Salad Fingers?


First one, right off the bat. Seriously, shut this thread down because it's all downhill from this. Good jorb, Egg.
 
2014-06-10 06:00:20 PM  
"A face like Dot Cotton licking piss of a nettle."
 
2014-06-10 06:03:21 PM  
Although Phillip probably thought he conquered the nettles during Saturday's competition, he's almost certainly waged a far more devastating personal battle against them behind closed doors since then...

I LOL'd
 
2014-06-10 06:09:18 PM  

Egoy3k: Although Phillip probably thought he conquered the nettles during Saturday's competition, he's almost certainly waged a far more devastating personal battle against them behind closed doors since then...

I LOL'd


Me too. I thought that was well done.
 
2014-06-10 06:16:15 PM  

EvilEgg: Was it Salad Fingers?


Done in one! Now if you'll excuse me I'm off to go play with my rusty spoon...
 
2014-06-10 06:18:56 PM  
So...how many people even enter such a competition?
 
2014-06-10 06:24:33 PM  

trappedspirit: So...how many people even enter such a competition?


competitive nettle eating is HUGE, not where i'm from but i'm sure somewhere.
 
2014-06-10 07:00:31 PM  
Why the hell would anyone do that? Nettles (intentionally) gather histamine into their outer parts, as a way of discouraging things/humans from eating them.

That means you'll have an ugly allergic reaction even if you're not allergic to nettles. I've heard of eating this cooked, so I guess histamine breaks down when you cook it? I've never tried this.
 
2014-06-10 11:08:20 PM  

fusillade762: My ancestors were Welsh and this guy has the same last name as me. I wonder if we're distantly related?


No one cares.
 
2014-06-11 02:05:20 AM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Why the hell would anyone do that? Nettles (intentionally) gather histamine into their outer parts, as a way of discouraging things/humans from eating them.

That means you'll have an ugly allergic reaction even if you're not allergic to nettles. I've heard of eating this cooked, so I guess histamine breaks down when you cook it? I've never tried this.


That is correct, cooking it breaks down the chemicals that are bound in the trichomes.

Eating it raw is pretty stupid, considering if someone didn't know they had an allergy to them. That would mean probable death. The histamine reaction is bad enough in non-allergic individuals.

/plant nerd
 
2014-06-11 10:34:59 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 07:21:24 PM  
I'd like to see him eat 80 feet of these stinging nettles.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 11:23:30 PM  

MemeSlave: fusillade762: My ancestors were Welsh and this guy has the same last name as me. I wonder if we're distantly related?

No one cares.


Hey, now. I care deeply.
 
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