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Dangerous creatures, plants, etc.. quiz (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:20 pm

:wink: Let us try and "Revive" this one again. :hmz:

"Lately, the extremely toxic components of this Plant (including the protein ricin and the alkaloid ricinine) have been the subject of much interest. The most notorious is ricin, a deadly poison found in abundance in the seed and in smaller amounts throughout the rest of the plant. Ricin is a water-soluble protein that inhibits protein synthesis in animal cells, leading to their death. Poisoning occurs when animals ingest broken seeds or chew the seeds. Intact seeds may pass through the digestive tract without releasing ricin".

Which Plant am i reffering to?
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:31 am

Is it the Castor Bean plant?
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Unread post by Philip1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:14 am

Grantmissy wrote:Is it the Castor Bean plant?


:whistle: Grantmissy, you are on the ball. Over to you. :clap:
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:38 am

This bulb is poisonous and is used for arrow poison. The bulb is also used for headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain and insomnia but an overdose could be fatal. Which bulb is this?
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Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:23 am

:) Grantmissy only you and me. :(
Boophone disticha...Common names are gifbol, tumbleweed, veld fan and windball?
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:16 pm

:D Yes Philip you are correct it is the gifbol :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:21 pm

Grantmissy wrote: :D Yes Philip you are correct it is the gifbol :thumbs_up:

Grantmissy :thumbs_up: , with your permission, do you mind, if we give another Quizzer the opportunity? :)
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Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:21 am

Which of the following are generally safe to consume in humans:

a) Raw almonds
b) Cherry pips
c) Apple pips
d) Castor Oil
e) Chocolate?
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:42 am

All of them are safe for humans to consume?

(The castor oil to lesser extend I think :doh: Also not sure about the cherry pips as a person might choke on it)
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Unread post by Philip1 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:32 am

a) Raw almonds...No.
b) Cherry pips...No.
c) Apple pips...Yes, as long as you eat it in moderation.
d) Castor Oil...Yes, as long as it is prepared properly. (Not the bean).
e) Chocolate...Yes, sometimes with occasional side effects. :wink:
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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:20 am

Correct, Philip. :clap: :clap: Too many raw almonds and cherry pips and the cyanide has serious side-effects. The rest are usually fine, but who really wants to chomp on apple pips or relive the horrors of childhood castor oil when chocolate is so much better? :lol: GM, nice spin about the choking - I didn't even give it a thought, although I suppose everything can cause choking if eaten wrong. :wink:
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Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:32 am

Philip :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:48 am

Which group of people does the Rosary pea pose the greatest danger to?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:49 am

:hmz: People who make jewellery from the seeds are particularly at risk as the shells are hard and pins that slip while trying to pierce the outer covering of the seeds can easily cause death when the highly toxic seed's poison enters the bloodstream. Children who find the seeds and ingest them are also at risk of death.
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Unread post by Philip1 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:24 pm

:thumbs_up: Onewithnature. :thumbs_up:
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