Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#WW: Mexican Jumping Beans

The 'gift' I brought my little one when I came home from the airport.
The beans were pretty jumpy. We could hear them two rooms away for a few days.
It wasn't until after I researched them a bit that I realized I was killing moth larvae.  :o/

64 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Blah, never knew that. First lazy and now a murderer, geez lol

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very interesting Rosey! It is the first time I am hearing about these beans.

Karren Haller said...

I have not seen those since I was a kid and that was a very long time ago, lolCreate Positive Change WW

Rhonda said...

I remember these from when I was a kid. Jumping beans were so fun then, I'll be they still are today.

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

I have not seen these in a very very long time

Anonymous said...

lol

Anonymous said...

I remember these from when I was a kid.

Suburban Momma said...

Oh yuck! I never knew that!

Suzanne Lucas said...

Interesting. I never knew that. I'd be curious to know what happens to them if humans didn't touch them. Assume they pop out of the shell somehow?

Janine Huldie said...

Yup never knew that and will make sure to steer clear of that now. Thanks Rosey!!

Joyce Lansky said...

Those were so much fun. I used to love them as a kid but am not crazy about them now that I know the secret.

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alissa apel said...

Kind of gross. Oh well, they're still fun.

alissa apel said...

BTW their name shouldn't be Mexican Jumping Beans. It should be Moth Jumping Beans.

Binky said...

I didn't realize you could still get them.

Mary said...

I remember those from my childhood! Didn't know they were moths.....

Theresa said...

I never had them myself, but did know they were moth's in there. Kind of gross lol

Jen said...

I saw these at the El Paso airport!

Timothy Hecht said...

So, I'm not supposed to eat them?

mail4rosey said...

Def. not for consumption. ;)

Veronica Lee said...

Interesting! I've never seen these before!

Happy WW, Rosey!

Colette S said...

I have no idea what they are. I'd love to see them up close and personal.
I've heard about the name though :)
And now I'm thinking of Noelle :)

Henrietta said...

I have never seen them before but heard of them - still had no idea they were moth larvae :P that is sad!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I had some of them when I was a kid, too. You know... back in the Dark Ages. The worms made little holes in the beans and came out. No more jumping.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh dear. I didn't know that.

Hey, thanks so much Rosey, for your sweet words while I was needing a break. I feel so much better now days. Some days are just like that, huh?

mail4rosey said...

And I laughed out loud!!

mail4rosey said...

Yep, some days are like that, we all have 'em. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

My family used to go to a Mexican restaurant called the Jumping Beanery which gave out those beans.

Danica Bridges-Martin said...

Oh no, yuck! :) Danica

stevebethere said...

I have of course heard of them but never seen any till now, look on the bright side you won't see any moths for a while :-)

Have a beantastic week Rosey ;-)

Sharon S said...

Hehe, what a gift, it's the thought that counts!! Hope you're having a good week xxx

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Well hopefully he had fun with them

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh boy - I didn't even realize that Mexican jumping beans were a real thing.......

Monica said...

I remember these from when I was kid!! I totally forgot about them..thanks for trip down memory lane and the info about them (who knew?)!!

Manzanita said...

Rosey
Yeah, when I thought about the worm, I always thought the beans were rather creepy.
Thanks for the shout-out from the whistling post. I don't get to as many blogs these days. As soon as I get up, I write my rhyme at Pat's but then I go outside for my garden work and most days I'm too tired to go on the computer when evening comes. I'm busy removing the small rocks that I put in all the gardens years ago. Snowballs will soon be flapp'n at our backs again and then we can all settle in for the winter. Happy Half Week.

mail4rosey said...

Gah, I'd rather be outside too!! I say have at it. :) And now I'm off to visit Pat's too, even though he called me names with his reply up there. ;)

Brian Miller said...

eeep...yeah....i could not remember what it was inside them, but i knew it was living....was...err.....

mail4rosey said...

ha! way to rub it in :)

texas_sweetie said...

oh really? i have not heard of that. Hopping from WW.

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Leovi said...

Yes, you have to be very careful with these larvae!

Secondary Roads said...

¡OlĂ©!

mail4rosey said...

Nice use of the keyboard punctuation features. :) And now I want to visit Mexico (it doesn't take much to get me wanting to travel, you know). ;)

Kathryn Lavallee said...

Whaaaattt???!! That's craziness! Having never seen them, I now both want to avoid them completely and get some right away to check them out! Lol

Sandee said...

I've not heard this before either. I've never had any though and now I certainly don't want any. Yikes.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Christy Maurer said...

Oh my gosh! I never knew that either! Poor moths!

LuAnn Braley said...

I had actually heard that before...from Miss Spider's Sunny Patch show on Nick Jr. :p Following from WW at Create With Joy.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

What?? I had NO idea!

Julie Maloney said...

Oh my gosh, I would FREAK OUT!

Dawn Justice said...

I had some of these when I was younger. My mom had them wrapped for a couple days so it was driving me crazy to know what they were.

Susan Kane said...

Really? Larvae? Now I feel so guilty for my own jumping beans years back.

Robin said...

Ewwww. I think I could have gone my whole life without knowing that. Thanks Rosey!

mail4rosey said...

Think of how you'd feel if you gifted them to your 5-yr. old. ;)

Becca said...

I never knew those were moth larvae. I will never buy them again LOL

Kristi Maloney said...

I knew it was some sort of insect in there. I think I had these as a kid, but never did buy them for the kids. How long before the moth larvae expire I wonder? I'll bet your son got a kick out of them! :)

Camille said...

I always wondered why the larva went in there if they couldn't get out? Lol.

Susan Cook said...

I remember those from when I was a kid, I remember my bff had them too, haven't seen them since then.

Chatty Crone said...

What a great memory from my past!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I have never seen them before, so the beans actually jump around and they're from moths? So interesting!

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

Yuck...I don't know what else to write lol.

My Journey With Candida said...

I guess I never knew what made them jump but I never thought of something being alive.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I remember having those as a kid. Never knew what made them jump though.

~ Noelle said...

how cool... i never knew that was what they were.... i need to get broxton some... he would love it :)
i have not seen them in ages....

Karen Glatt said...

I had jumping beans when I was a kid. I did not know that you are killing moths when they stop jumping. I liked them when I was a kid. It has been forever that I even remember these~

Terra H. said...

Mexican Jumping Beans are entertaining. I could watch them for hours.

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