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a dumb pseudo-physics-related question about wilted rosemary

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a dumb pseudo-physics-related question about wilted rosemary

tatamagouche | May 20, 2008 07:14 AM

I was served a cocktail the other day wherein a stalk of rosemary was the swizzle stick holding the olives. Cute and all, but the rosemary was wilted, flaccid.

Was this simply because it was past its prime, or could the weight of the olives or the coldness of the drink have caused it to wilt? Surely not the latter, though, since ice water generally shocks stuff back to life?

I realize that, as usual, I am probably overlooking the obvious, so feel free to pounce.

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