August 24, 2011

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

So named because they are most commonly doused with pesticides, the dirty dozen is a list of produce that you should strive to buy organic varieties of.

Dirty dozen:
  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines (imported)
  7. Grapes (imported)
  8. Sweet bell peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries (domestic)
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale/collard greens

I have this list on my fridge, but I often forget what's on it when I go to the store. I'm assuming you'll have the same problem, so I wrote two poems about the dirty dozen--one for fruits, one for veggies. Sing it to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle if that helps. If it doesn't help, then well, I'm really sorry.


The produce listed below is often grown with the few chemicals, so buying these organic isn't quite as vital. Although, you might notice that it's very easy to find some of these in organic varieties, since apparently it's easy to grow them this way.

Clean 15:
  1. Onions
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Avocado
  5. Asparagus
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Mangoes
  8. Eggplant
  9. Cantaloupe (domestic)
  10. Kiwifruit
  11. Cabbage
  12. Watermelon
  13. Sweet potatoes
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms

Dude, sometimes food is really hard to draw. I apologize on behalf of my mango.

August 17, 2011

Guinea Pig Reacts To

I have a guinea pig. This is a very accurate representation.

August 10, 2011

Sea Turtle Parenting Tips

I'll Tell You What's Wrong

Last week, I asked what is wrong with this picture:

There are quite a few completely absurd and/or highly unlikely scenarios going on here, such as patient triceratops, disaster velociraptor girl, baseball player T. Rex, abducted brontosaurus, dino highway, and weird double rainbow, for sure.

But the truly inaccurate part of this picture is the flower in the corner.

Angiosperms--flowering plants--were just starting to evolve during the Cretaceous period. They didn't truly take off until after the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. In the context of this picture, that little flower is an abomination. An abomination, I tell you!

I'm not sad that dinosaurs didn't get to see roses, lilacs, or lilies, but I do pity them for missing out on the other great thing angiosperms offer: fruit. No brontosaurus ever tasted a kiwi. That is the definition of tragedy.

August 04, 2011

What's Wrong with This Picture?

What is the single most wildly inaccurate part of this picture? Leave your answer in the comments. First one to answer correctly gets a Beatrice the Biologist button!