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By Chuffy / Saturday 1 December 2012 06:01 / United States - Loveland
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  SWhimsynBubbaS  |  14

Oh yes, I've heard that technique works like a charm!

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89- he spelled it correctly. Diabetes*

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  Shadowvoid  |  31

No, it's on page 483 of my dictionary. Haha, i have showed you, silly bastard.

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66- thanks for proving the point that people are gullible.

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  tristanisgay  |  7

OP didn't know ... I don't think they deserved this at all. Now time to fuck your neighbor up!

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Yeah, they DID deserve this. You spill sugary soda on the floor or counter...ants come around. Why would someone think that spraying sugary soda all over a tree would be anything different ?

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  micahsmommy  |  13

You're not supposed to spray the tree, you're supposed to mix the sprite with the water the tree sits in. The sugar is supposed to feed the sap and keep it fresher longer.

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  dre_bro11  |  12

106, while you're right in saying that the water-carrying fibres only travel up (xylem), the sap-carrying fibres (phloem) work in both directions. So, I think 100's idea would work.

By  mclauren29  |  22

Wouldn't that have been messy to spray on your tree? Shaking up the bottle/can? Or did you put it in a trigger spray?

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  TheZee  |  12

Does it really matter HOW she sprayed it? -_- The real FML is that her neighbor told her sprite was going to make her Christmas tree 'live longer,' and she was gullible enough to fall for it. Questioning about how it was done was unnecessary, detective.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

#38 -- Actually, Sprite CAN help cut plants live longer -- but it needs to be mixed in with the water, not sprayed on the needles/leaves. (The Rose Bowl parade floats initially used 7-up as floral preservative, according to my horticulture teacher.) I don't know how effective it is for evergreens. I suspect that either the neighbor didn't understand the principle, or the OP didn't understand the neighbor.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

#84, my teacher used to help out with the floats each year, so had first-hand knowledge of it -- you can find the info on a web search. (She also told us never to include really big fresh cattails in a floral design, because when they begin to dry out they can explode, which she learned by bad experience and will never forget.) Your teacher no doubt taught you things mine never did, too. 8)

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  Trix_Disorder  |  20

46/97 - I just spent 10 minutes watching "exploding cat tail" videos. Thanks. ;) You can dry them out for floral arrangements though, right? I swear I've seen them in arrangements before. Maybe they were similar plants.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

#98, aren't those awesome? *grin* She apparently had all that fluff floating all over her living room, and was literally vacuumin the air itself trying to get rid of the stuff. She said the skinnier ones were safer to use. There may well be a way to treat the fat ones so they aren't an explosion risk, but she didn't go into that. (She may have been too gunshy to ever try doing so herself; she sounded pretty traumatized as she was warning us....)

By  Pleonasm  |  31

Desprite your best efforts, I c-ant see your tree living any longer this way. Colony old-fashioned, but I prefer not to use weird recipes soda-mn much. I hope sharing christmas with critters doesn't bug you too much. Just say you got your son an ant-farm for his present, you'll save some money. Thank me later.

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  DustyStorm  |  16

Have to say this was one of the best comments I've ever read! I actually did LMAO! Please post more often....

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  MatteKudasai  |  17

23- pleonasm can't post more often. The site has anti-flood protection.

By  crimsonlover4  |  30

What if your neighbor suggested for you to go play in traffic because it'll refine your reflexes, would you? Lol I don't normally say this but you kind of deserved this one OP :/

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Yeah it actually helps, sugar and water and plus all the other stuff in sprite helps it. But you're mean't to soak the end of the plant/tree in it... Some one failed there Science exams. You tried .

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  daminantion  |  14

Meant* their* With grammar nazis aplenty, how are people still stupid enough to fall for the ever-fateful there they're their mixup?

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  Bibliovore  |  25

Exactly, #32. Floral preservatives provide sugar, an acidifier, and a bactericide (bacteria clogs plants' water-uptake plumbing and kills the plants). Citrusy sodas, or lemonade, mixed 1:1 with water work surprisingly well; the citric acid helps kill bacteria.

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  chellyX92  |  8

34, because some people might have learning disabilities, or just don't give a fuck about people like you that don't have anything better to do than to correct ones grammar.

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