Friday, September 28, 2012

corn is a grass

One night while I was waiting for work to start, I started watching a documentary about Corn.

Everything was going swimmingly when all of a sudden they said something that just blew my mind.  Corn isn't a vegetable, it's a grass.

Corn is not a vegetable, it's a grass.

Of all the years of my life I never looked at corn in that way, but they're absolutely right.  If you look at a corn stalk, all it is really is a grass on steroids.

Then I sorta got freaked out.....when we're eating corn, we're really eating grass seeds.....really really big grass seeds.  Corn is just on giant blade of grass with really really big seeds.....that we eat.

I couldn't watch the rest of the documentary.


Gammagoblin said...

Grass flakes, Pop grass, Stephen King's Children of the Grass. It's all so different to me now :)

Michael Lehet said...

Gamma - I didn't even THINK of those!!!! Now I'm really screwed up!