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kcarriker
05-14-2005, 11:11 AM
Can somebody tell me if there is such a thing as maple trees exploding if their building sap is not tapped? I thought I heard a news story on NPR about it but cannot find any other information on the phenomenon.

Thanks
Karen

Fritz
05-14-2005, 11:14 AM
Uh...it was a joke. The show aired on April 1st, I think.

fishbicycle
05-14-2005, 11:14 AM
That was the annual April Fools' Day news story on All Things Considered.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
05-14-2005, 11:21 AM
NO!

It is a plot to destroy everything Good and True in America!

A plot by...The Canuck Jihad!! <insert scary organ music +lightning>

Tastes of Chocolate
05-14-2005, 11:48 AM
Think of it this way, kcarriker.

Maple trees have been around for a long time, and in a lot of places. They evolved without humans around. If maple trees that weren't tapped exploded, a) we would have them exploding around us all the time, or b) we wouldn't have any at all, because they would have all exploded before humans showed up in the first please.

Duckster
05-14-2005, 11:54 AM
Can somebody tell me if there is such a thing as maple trees exploding if their building sap is not tapped?
<<Must avoid salacious and gratuitous comment concerning the desire for sex among teenage males and the issue of blue balls.>>

:D

Muffin
05-14-2005, 06:55 PM
That's why young Canadian ladies go out each spring and tap maple trees.

postcards
05-14-2005, 09:10 PM
New England Suffers Maple Woes (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4571982)

postcards
05-14-2005, 09:12 PM
The part about 'Table Syrup' from southeast Asia cracked me up. One of their best; it was about 90 seconds or so into it before I realized what was going on.