Makes You Wanna Say 'Hmmmmm?'
We've been having so much fun with the A Slippery Question thread, I thought I'd get something else going. This time on documentation of various legends.
1. We all blythly repeat the "found sealed in a cave and carbon tested at...." stories about New Mexico Cave and Anasazi beans. But does _anybody_ have real details? Who discovered the beans? On what archeological dig? Confirmation of the carbon dating? Etc.
2. Found in a wild bird by a hunter. The number of beans that this applies to is endemic. Mostoller Wild Goose; Kentucky Goose; Turkey Craw; the list goes on and on. Can anybody document _any_ of them? Or are they all apocraphal?
3. Cherokee Cornfield isolation. It's taken as a given that if you separate the various colors and patterns of mixed pattern varieties like Cherokee Cornfield that they do not grow as well. Who has actually done such a thing? Is this another myth? Or has somebody actually broken them down into the 15 or 20 distinct patterns and grown them out separately.