submitted 2 months ago by Mannivu@feddit.it to c/nottheonion@lemmy.world

cross-posted from: https://reddthat.com/post/9448862

NASA found a stray, space-grown tomato that went missing for 8 months, clearing the astronaut they all thought ate it

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[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 64 points 2 months ago

"See? SEE?! I told you! You people are never going into space with me again, I'll tell you that right now."

[-] tacotroubles@lemmy.world 27 points 2 months ago

I imagine it went down like people looking for the lost TV remote. " stand up you're probably sitting on the damned thing"

[-] nilloc@discuss.tchncs.de 10 points 2 months ago

I swear our Roku remote it’s made of flubber. If it falls off the couch, it can bounce yards/meters from where it fell and somehow get under things that look impossible. And all silently.

[-] cheese_greater@lemmy.world 6 points 2 months ago

This is literally my eternal struggle

[-] NounsAndWords@lemmy.world 47 points 2 months ago

This is exactly like the classic Sherlock Holmes story "The Case of the Missing Space Tomato"

[-] cheese_greater@lemmy.world 11 points 2 months ago
[-] profdc9@lemmy.world 15 points 2 months ago

Are they providing seeds from that tomato? I want to grow my own space tomatoes. Though eating salad in zero gravity could be tricky.

[-] Tarquinn2049@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

There is a program for schools that has the kids growing seeds that visited space. I don't know who all participates, our schools do it here in Alberta, Canada.

My niece put hers on the schoolbus seat when it was stopping, she was absolutely devastated that she killed her special space plant. Luckily her mom was one of the teachers in the program and had some spare back-up seeds from her class.

[-] ikidd@lemmy.world 13 points 2 months ago

We can tell he did not eat the tomato, as he did not turn into a super strong bionic space tomato upon his return to earth.

[-] butterflyattack@lemmy.world 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Tomato man, does whatever a tomato can!

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

turns out, the sentient mold and grew and became incredibly helpful. Imagine the ground crew's surprise when people started talking about 'Kalten' and it was Kalten that fingered the crewmate... to hide the fact that he might have been grown on the tomato.

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 16 points 2 months ago

and it was Kalten that fingered the crewmate

[-] fsxylo@sh.itjust.works 4 points 2 months ago

The shit they slipped past us...

[-] gatelike@feddit.de 3 points 2 months ago

scarcity and the mind

[-] Illuminostro@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

"Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can make it bigger, juicier, redder."

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