Poll: Would you eat something that grew in a graveyard?

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Would you eat food grown in a graveyard?

  1. Yes! Circle of life!

    16 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. No, that's gross and seems weird

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. No, that's disrespectful

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. I don't know

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Zombie Apple Pie

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

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    There's a graveyard near our house. There are several very old apple trees, and right now they're COVERED with fruit.

    So, would you eat them? And why?
     
  2. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    That is a tough one. Would I eat apples if someone said "hey here are some apples from a graveyard"? Sure. Would I go in and start picking them myself? Not likely. Does seem a bit disrespectful to use the graveyard as my apple orchard
     
  3. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Sure.

    Graveyards have never weirded me out though. I grew up very near a cemetery where my grandpa was buried. My mom would take me for walks to "visit grandpa" and look at the gravestones, and when we would drive by she'd often say "wave to grandpa!" I was taught that they were peaceful resting places for people who had passed on, not something to be skeeved out by.

    But then again you are talking to someone who "mummified" a Barbie and painted a sarcophagus for her complete with plastic "treasures" for an independent study project in the 4th grade, so I might be the wrong person to ask...
     
  4. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Idk. I know most people in graveyards are in caskets, but I'd be worried about stuff leaching into the soil. Too worried to actually eat anything grown there.
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    If they're just gonna go to waste, why not?
    Though watch out for Zombie Apples.
     
  6. Xandra

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    I dunno what I'd do. When I think of graveyards I think of the cat dissection and the horrible smell of tissue preservatives, and I don't want to to those. But likely if the apple was in front of me I'd eat it. I eat everything lol.
     
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    Nope. I work in environmental testing, and I know just how much stuff leeches into the soil. The amount of chemicals used in embalming, the amount of oil and crap probably leaking off the digging equipment...not a chance.
     
  8. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Oh thank god. I was wondering if I was nuts for saying no, but HA. There! GOOD REASONS.
     
  9. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Embalming creeps me out. Draining my blood and replacing it with chemicals? Yeah, I'd rather just rot in a pine box, thanks....
     
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    We were only semi joking talking about all the people that get dumped into the lake and we eat a lot of fish outta there. Someone said they had scattered ashes once and the fish ate it:eek:

    Apples wouldn't bother me. Something straight out of the ground would more.
     
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    That's a good point actually...I wouldn't care about eating something where something had died, but the chemicals and whatnot used to prepare the body..I don't know.
     
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    Meh, modern caskets are like wee bomb shelters. I'd be having myself some grave apples.
     
  13. Romy

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    lol! You guys are awesome.

    For some reason I felt weird about it. Not like it was gross or anything, just weird and I couldn't put my finger on why.

    Maybe I'll go pick some zombie apples then. This graveyard hasn't had anybody interred since the 1930s or so, so probably no nasty chemicals leftover.
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    Good point.

    So, NOT modern caskets? No, I don't think so. I'm just imagining where the roots are. :eek:
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Zombie apples! I would nom. :)
     
  16. Romy

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    Maybe that's why it seemed weird then... The tree I'm thinking of probably dipped into our city founder and the first WA secretary of state. :rofl1:
     
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    No. That just creeps me out. Lol.
     
  18. Red.Apricot

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    Probably not, but only for worry about harmful chemicals.
     
  19. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Yeah, I'm sure they're fine. Probably more nasty stuff on the apples in the grocery store than the ones in a graveyard.
     
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    Maybe you could pick a few and go have them tested? Other than that chemical possibility, yeah, I'd eat them. (of course, store apples probably have some nasty chemicals in them too and I eat those) There's an old orchard across the road which is behind my house. It's in one of those areas that is "protected environment" of some kind. It's just a grassy field with apple trees scattered here and there. I walk the dogs in there and pick some.
     

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