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Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day

Just the other day, my husband asked if I like zucchini, because someone wanted to give us some. No! No way! Because I know they would bring at least a bushel, and then return with more. Zucchini is notoriously easy to grow and provides a bountiful harvest. Therefore, those who grow it have a lot [...]

Cloning of the Zucchini Opiate Receptor

The following article is from the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. by Lloyd Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York This paper describes the cloning of the zucchini opiate receptor using an expression assay. We have undertaken this project for the following reasons: 1) Opiate receptors are important. 2) Cloning things is important. 3) Therefore, [...]

Woman Fights Off Bear with Zucchini

A bear attacked a dog in Frenchtown, Montana. The dog’s owner fended off the bear using a zucchini: When the woman, whom police did not name, tried to separate the animals, the bear bit her in the leg. Maricelli says the woman reached for the nearest object at hand on the porch’s railing — a large zucchini [...]