This is a real thing called a Hagfish
Never eat plants with thorns.
Steer clear of plants with shiny leaves.
Don’t eat mushrooms. Many are safe to eat, but many are highly toxic and even deadly, so it’s not worth the risk.
Umbrella-shaped flowers are a bad sign. Stay away from these plants.
Don’t eat plants with white or yellow berries.
If the plant’s sap is milky or discolored, leave it alone.
Avoid beans or plants with seeds inside a pod.
If it tastes bitter or soapy, spit it out.
Avoid anything that smells like almonds.
Same as poison ivy, stay away from plants with leaves in groups of three.
This list is from an article about how to test whether a plant is edible on How Stuff Works.
1. There is a zoo in England, they have chimpanzees. One of the chimpanzees is called ‘Grant’.
2. Gympie High School in Queensland once made all their students and staff come to school dressed as The Crocodile Hunter to pay tribute to his passing.
3. Today I remixed a song by The Veils, by remix i mean recorded myself whistling along to it. It sounds incredible.
No but really it does sound incredible.
In other news, last night we had a proper band practise. Henning’s coming to LA, which is good, and there’s a guy called Jimbo playing organ. That’s not a euphemism for ‘Liam’, Jimbo is a lot like Liam in some ways in that he’s really harsh, but then he also looks a lot like Finn Andrews circa 2002, and he and I have the same taste in songs, so really I guess he’s kind of like a best of of every Veils member ever, except Dan who is his own best of.
Henning rocked up in Double Denim, as befits his status as most successful Veil. Finn then broke him by trying to get him to play a drum beat that apparently doesn’t exist.
Henning: ‘Is it this?’
*plays a beat*
Finn: ‘No. Do you have any mallets?’
Henning: ‘Yes, I went shopping!’
Dan: ‘Did you buy any denim?’
It went well.
Oh yeah and now this isn’t about Ruben’s Blog at all. Never mind.