Sunday, May 3, 2009

Learning

I'm still learning! I never knew the name of the grape clusters 'til just now. I'm sitting here enjoying my Sunday Coffee, I pulled the pic I scanned last night from the scanner, and I notice that I can read the tag on the grape bin. "Flavor Grape"! That solves that! The trilogy of Mesa Verde fruits were Pinana, Loranges, and Flavor Grape.

Life is sweet.

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  2. Why are these grapes different then the ones in the dome? Is there a grape vine outside of the kitchen, like the apple tree? Maybe these grapes are more like candy? What a treat... OMG...I need a Horizons Tudor...Hoot, are you up for the challenge? :)

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  3. If someone can make out those latitude and longitude coordinates we can find out where these Flavor Grapes were grown...

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  4. I tried to figure it out on google maps. I probably didn't get it right but I ended up in North West Africa in the Sahara Desert!

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  5. I can't quite make out the coordinates to know if I have this correct but 36N, 112W is near the Grand Canyon.

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  6. In addition to the three you mentioned, don't forget the SolarBerries! :) I don't know if they were actually shown in the ride, the mother thanked the daughter for sending some.

    Also, there has been some speculation about the origin of the bizarre fruits. The storyline is that they're the product of genetic engineering. ("What you've just seen [including decoding DNA] are the building blocks for the future up ahead. And while it may look fantastic, remember, it's all possible.")

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  7. G7 I found SolarBerries...but no image...maybe Hoot or Chief will have a pic...
    This is so much fun...

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  8. the fruit kind of reminds of that old 80's juice ad with like a pineapple orange apple and a grape as one fruit

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  9. F-ing A...I miss this attraction...you guys are killing me ;)

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  10. Well, I'm not sure if anyone is going to notice this comment since this post is from a year ago but the location is actually 56N 112W. That puts it up in Alberta, Canada which doesn't seem like it could be right.

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  11. After looking at the picture more it could be 36N but that wouldn't make sense for Mesa Verde as the current national park is in Colorado at coordinates 37 11 N 108 29 W.

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  12. Seems like these imagineered fruits are the product of genetic manipulation or cross-breeding efforts. Remember, back in the second half of the last century, following WWII, the whole premise of the first 'green revolution' was that science was going to solve the world's hunger problems. Better living through bio-chemistry? Now we're discovering the problems with GM fruits & veg...I wonder if McGinnis saw this coming or not?

    Even so, I'd still like to try these fruits!

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  13. There are no problems with GM fruits and vegetables.

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  14. Ah, Yes. Flavor Grapes- Utilizing Grapes' Natural Sweetness to Create the Perfect Candy Treat for kids of all ages, Without all the harsh chemicals and preservatives!

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  15. The desert plants outside the house in the background painting, cacti and yucca, should put the scene in the American southwest. The large orchards of lorange trees and the rocky cliffs also seem to support this.

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