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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. I have not seen these in a very very long time

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  6. I remember these from when I was a kid.

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  7. 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?

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

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

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

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  12. I didn't realize you could still get them.

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

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

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  15. I saw these at the El Paso airport!

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  16. Interesting! I've never seen these before!

    Happy WW, Rosey!

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  17. 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 :)

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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?

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

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

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  22. 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 ;-)

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

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

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  25. 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?)!!

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  26. 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.

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    1. 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. ;)

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

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

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    1. 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). ;)

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  30. 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

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  31. 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. ☺

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

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

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  34. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  38. 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! :)

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

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

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  41. What a great memory from my past!

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

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

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

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

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  46. 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....

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  47. 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~

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

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