We can't all love all vegetables all of the time. “Hate” is an ugly word, though. Detest? Reject? Abjure? How about a Shakespearean revulsion? “Prithee, mother—no more spinach. My gorge rises at it!” Based on numerous polls, here is a wildly opinionated list of our most feared vegetables.
A living organism’s physical system needs to have a strictly maintained internal environment if it’s going to be metabolically successful; or “alive”, to use the plainer adjective. However crazy the external environment, Homeostasis keeps your insides in the calm eye of the storm. Weird and mechanical? Yuh huh.
Cordyceps; yes, the name is strange, but not as strange as this superfood’s bizarre origin story. Cordyceps is not a nodding little blossom delicately posing in the sun, and science is increasingly amazed at the healthful potency of what this weird stuff contains. But what exactly is it? Cordyceps is a ... well, it's ... maybe you should sit down.