Sunday, July 3, 2011

Baby or Sibling?

I've shucked a lot of ears of corn in my life. But I've never encountered anything like this:

It is, of course, organically grown. But what, I wonder, is the genetic relation between the full-grown ear and the small ear attached to it? And why, I wonder, didn't I notice the unusual bulge in the ear when I selected it for purchase?            

1 comment:

Josh said...

Shelley Jackson wrote a novel about the relation between cornjoined twins.