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What Do You Do with an Osage Orange?

Well, I've decided to start a series of articles on "What Is It Good For?" My first offering relates to the Osage orange tree. You know the tree -- the one with those huge, bumpy fruits that smell like oranges, but are pretty much inedible.

Do you think they're cool? You might. But after a while, when they pile up on your lawn, you might change your mind. What is the Osage orange tree good for, anyway? Well, I take the view that all of God's creations are good for something, hence this series. So check out my first article, won't you? And even if I fall short, don't forget I don't have all the reasons God does what He does. Doubtless He'll reveal them in His own good time.

What Is It Good For? Osage Oranges - QuirkyScience

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MegL wrote on December 24, 2017, 3:40 AM

I enjoyed the video on the linked article. Everything has its place and uses.

VinceSummers wrote on December 24, 2017, 8:21 AM

Yes. Even the appendix. Watch out for the geniuses who speak of something being "useless".

lookatdesktop wrote on December 24, 2017, 11:14 PM

I won't give it away but only hint at this one. I think this particular fruit, or non edible fruit has something that a certain insect in the home doesn't like much. But I could be very well mistaken. I will read your article and find out more. Happy Holidays to you Vincent. I was surprised that I guessed this one right. The horse apple, as they are called, have a substance like boric acid, I think that kills roaches, I think but correct me if I am wrong.

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lookatdesktop wrote on December 24, 2017, 11:15 PM

God has a reason for everything under the sun. Merry Christmas and Happy News year to ya MegL :)

MegL wrote on December 25, 2017, 4:09 AM

Thanks Anthony and to you and yours too.