It's a classic case of life imitating art this week as News of the Weird reports that a scientist in Oregon has tried to create a "Tomacco" plant (A hybrid of a tobacco plant and a tomato plant) after seeing it done by Homer Simpson on The Simpsons. Ah, the sources of inspiration. And to think modern scientists are using Homer Simpson as a muse!
Now before you rush out to your local nursery and try to purchase one, a study showed that only the plant itself, not the actual fruit, contains nicotine.
Also, yours truly has had his 15 minutes of fame this week in Metro Weekly, under the photos taken at Apex (P & 22nd St. NW) on College Night! Truth be told, this is the second time I have appeared in the pages of Metro Weekly. What can I say, they have good taste!