Re: Yin/Yang (was: Re: virus: A "Confession" about "The Sign")

Joe E. Dees (
Tue, 1 Jun 1999 00:19:02 -0500

From:           	"Rhonda Chapman" <>
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Subject:        	Re: Yin/Yang (was: Re: virus: A "Confession" about "The Sign")
Date sent:      	Mon, 31 May 1999 20:39:16 -0700
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> >until Amerindians disabused them of the notion, New World settlers
> >would not eat tomatoes, believing them to be poisonous because
> >they resembled poisonous European plants.
> Did you know that tomatoes often DID result in poisoning, during the
> middle-ages? 'Turns out, the wealthier folk were eating off of pewter
> plates. Pewter has a lead content which is "extracted" by the high-acid
> content of tomatoes. So, in fact, they were suffering lead-poisoning. They
> simply failed to follow the "facts" to an accurate conclusion.
> I heard/read this somewhere and found it rather fascinating. So, I thought
> I'ld share it.
Kewl! (BTW; I'm 43)
> Roni