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Notorious BLT

Nightshades can do that!

If I eat too much eggplant it does similar things to me. Unripe tomatoes have small amounts of atropine in them, so it's best to cook green tomatoes really well to remove as much of it as possible.

From Wikipedia:

Side effects and overdoses
Adverse reactions to atropine include ventricular fibrillation, supraventricular or ventricular tachycardia, giddiness, nausea, blurred vision, loss of balance, dilated pupils, photophobia, and possibly, notably in the elderly, confusion, hallucinations and excitation. These latter effects are due to the fact that atropine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Because of the hallucinogenic properties, some have used the drug recreationally, though this is very dangerous.


I've received atropine medicinally several times and prescribed it a lot. All I ever got was a dry mouth and blurred vision. No dreams of Fu Manchu dancing with the Rockettes.

Stephen Brown

Oooh, I love travelling in my sleep. Once I woke up just before I was to be knighted by her majesty. But you can all call me Sir Stephen, anyway. I'm sure I was granted my knighthood in absentia.


At least when you travel in your sleep, you don't have to deal with the TSA minions. ;)

M3 real karte

I had never heard of fried green tomatoes until I saw the movie. Then I read the book. While olive oil is much more "coronarily correct" these days than bacon grease, here's Sipsey's recipe straight from the book.

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