My Dad Tricked Us Into Smelling 100 Year Old Beaver Castor

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My Dad Tricked Us Into Smelling 100 Year Old Beaver Castor

Post by unseentangerine » Thu May 22, 2014 11:11 pm

As a child playing in my uncle's house I often marveled at the various family relics that he had ended up with: my great grandfather's self portrait, a scent gland from a beaver. But on his mantel was a box he said was very special. He said I couldn't touch it, but someday it would be mine.
After he died, I held the box in my hands. What was in it? A pocket watch? An old photograph? Inside the box was most unexpected. A black, shriveled, foul smelling lump. I instantly knew what it was. It was our heirloom tomato.
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true story. except for the bit about the tomato.
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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