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Question #616 posted on 10/10/2003 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

On the path from campus through heritage and to dt, there are a number of trees that line the path. Right now, they are full of reddish berries. What kind of fruit are they? What kind of trees are they? And, Can I eat them or feed them to the ducks?

- Looking for a snack

A: Dear Hungry,
You a fan of The Simpsons? I sure am. Remember that one episode when the kids all got stranded on the deserted island (A take on The Lord of the Flies)?
Ralph Wiggum: I eated the purple berries.
Bart Simpson: Well, how are they Ralph? Good?
Ralph Wiggum: Oooh... These berries taste like burning....(as he falls over clenching his stomach).
Man that was a funny episode. But in all seriousness, don't eat the berries, and whatever you do, Don't Feed Them To The Ducks! After all the ducks have done for the board, we'd hate to lose one.