Can you spot the ticks in this poppy seed muffin?


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/09/can-you-spot-the-ticks-in-this.html


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#2

They’d be a lot easier to spot if they were fully engorged with blood. Tastier too, I imagine.


#3

Yet another reason not to fuck with anything that has poppy seeds.


#4

Yum. Protein-enhanced muffins. :sunglasses:


#5

I’m betting Lyme Disease via oral ingestion of a tick is rather rare. You could be one of the lucky few!


#6

Plot Twist: They’re All Ticks


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#8

Sure, everyone knows what those tiny ticks can do to you. But what about those nasty poppy seeds? Perhaps some sinister misdirection here…with the appetizing muffin-glow to distract us? Ever get one of those little bastards stuck between teeth? Hmmmm? Very suspicious.


#9

Were the ticks added before or after baking?


#10

It does look like a pretty unhealthy muffin.

So I guess its a win win from a public health pov.


#11

Raw foods are better, right?


#12

To be fair, they’re cheaper than poppy seeds these heroin-crazed days.


#13

…and there go poppy seed futures.


#14

I thought it would have been a lot more effective if the ticks were actually spread out over the muffin instead of being in a big clump.

Also, I looked at poppy seed muffins at the store the same day this was tweeted and thought “Yeah, not going to buy those for a while.”


#15

Hey, it’s protein.


#16

Well maybe I can, but I refuse to do so.


#17

Just make sure the seeds aren’t moving when you buy one.


#18

Not 12 hours ago I discovered a tick firmly planted on my…um…purple helmeted warrior. Right on the helmet. It was much easier to see that the ticks on the muffin.


#19

This story was reported on the radio an hour ago. One listener pointed out that the ticks can’t bite you if you bite them first.


#20

I was eating a muffin right now, but not anymore.