I’m a little disappointed that only three readers responded to the latest WTH v.3 challenge. Did you not eat your breakfast people? Not enough coffee or tea or sugar to foment creativity?
What the heck?
Seriously, though, thank you for reading, liking or participating in the last post. My simple objective, other than egotistical self-gratification, is to always engage readers at MJM and hope at least one person comes back for more melange.
Okay, so back to breakfast. What did you have to eat this morning? Soft-boiled eggs? Cereal? Toast and jelly? Leftover pizza? Half of a toaster struedel left on the kitchen counter by your teenage son?
Did any of you have bacon?
As you may know, I love bacon. Bacon in the morning, bacon in the evening, bacon at supper time. It’s an all-time favorite, fatty, smoky, crispy meat. I even wrote about it HERE.
Bacon is the reason the kitchen towel caught my eye and provided the muse for this latest challenge. So, without further ado, the answer is:
“I want to grow my own food, but I can’t find…any BACON SEEDS.” Yes, bacon seeds. Tiny pieces of plantable gold. I need them bad. Like I need dark chocolate bad. (If anyone out there has a black market connection, I might be interested. Meet me behind the Piggly Wiggly tonight at 11:00 pm. The police patrol doesn’t make its rounds until midnight. I’ll bring cash.)
Unfortunately, no one came close to this answer, so everyone gets a big and loud, incorrect buzzer. No points here.
Let’s continue on with the next two questions and their answers.
The name for a group of pigs depends on their age.
Numerous young pigs in the pen are called drift, drove or litter. The only points awarded, to all three respondents, was the answer of litter. Ding! Ding! Ding! You each receive a point. Congratulations!
A bevy of adult pigs are known as: Sounder of swine; a team; passel of hogs; singular of boars. No points here, the incorrect buzzer makes another loud noise.
Note: Natasha provided the reason behind the pig questions. I won’t say how the topic came up, but let’s just say we have both been giggling like 9 year old boys over the term sounder of swine. We give two thumbs up to SOS and have already used it on several occasions to label anything that smells.
Finally, the final answer. (MOSY is going to hugely kick herself.)
The flower in the photo is:
Carpobrotus rossii, commonly known as karkalla, noodle snacks or Pig Face (Western Australia), is a succulent coastal groundcover plant native to southern Australia. The species occurs in the states of Western Australia, Southern Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. It can be found year-round in large patches covering the dunes close to the ocean, due to its hardy nature and salt resistance. Aboriginal people eat the fruit traditionally, fresh and dried. The salty leaves were also reported to have been eaten with meat (bacon?). Extracts of the plant have significant in vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet, and anti-inflammatory activity.
(Thanks to Wikipedia for most of this information.)
Did you notice that there was a theme to this challenge, that every question and/or answer was related? Yeah, I bet you did, unless you left your computer to go out to the kitchen and fry up a couple pieces of bacon or out to the barn to slop the singular.
In the end, two respondents tied with one point each and get a pig snort and an honorable mention. Their blogs rock, as do they, for their passel of attempted answers.
Dan from “No Facilities”
One respondent managed to stick a tired hoof out and make me laugh with a groaner. I am awarding her an additional snort and one thumb up. Winner!
Pig Pen Joanne from “My Life Lived Full”
Never fear readers, there will be another WTH challenge down the road. Perhaps next time I’ll offer a REAL prize, like a box of erasers or a scratched Journey CD. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, regular programming will resume with the usual cat photos, mom stories and intricacies of an exciting *yawn* life!