If you were a Simpsons buff like me growing up, you obviously remember the episode E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) from Season 11 as being one of the last truly great episodes.
In an effort to grow crops on his family’s abandoned farm, Homer plants tobacco seeds with tomato seeds and waters it with plutonium. The end result…Tomacco, a highly addictive vegetable that “tastes like grandma”. Tomacco became a common reference ever since for items that really weren’t good but yet we always wanted one. McDonald’s Pizza for instance.
While Tomacco seemed like a cartoon plot, we are getting closer and closer to it being a reality with the creation of TomTatos, a half tomato/half potato plant.
This Frankensteinian plant will be available for sale starting next April. But with that said, scientists need to beware….or else….