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View Poll Results: Would you eat food grown in a graveyard?
Yes! Circle of life! 16 44.44%
No, that's gross and seems weird 6 16.67%
No, that's disrespectful 1 2.78%
I don't know 7 19.44%
Zombie Apple Pie 6 16.67%
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:58 PM
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Default Poll: Would you eat something that grew in a graveyard?

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?
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:04 PM
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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
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:10 PM
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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...
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:12 PM
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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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If they're just gonna go to waste, why not?
Though watch out for Zombie Apples.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:31 PM
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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.
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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.
Oh thank god. I was wondering if I was nuts for saying no, but HA. There! GOOD REASONS.
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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

Apples wouldn't bother me. Something straight out of the ground would more.
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