Friday, 18 October 2019

Massive tulip scam uncovered in Dutch flower markets, says growers' association

quote [ Millions of dollars worth of old tulip bulbs are being sold to tourists at the famous Amsterdam floating flower market, with almost none of them flowering. ]

Tip toe through the tulips With me
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lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 12:53pm GMT on 18th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
The god damned Dutch and their god damned tulips.

Tulip mania (Dutch: tulpenmanie) was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania
moriati said @ 1:27pm GMT on 18th Oct
Q. What's better than roses on your piano?
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:36pm GMT on 18th Oct [Score:1 Insightful]
Pizza.
cb361 said @ 4:42pm GMT on 18th Oct
Roses on your pizza?
arrowhen said @ 9:40pm GMT on 18th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
Do you really think I wished for a 12 inch pianist?
spazm said @ 2:50pm GMT on 18th Oct
I KNOW NOTHING
cb361 said @ 4:38pm GMT on 18th Oct
I cleverly avoid this problem by never planting anything.
Ankylosaur said @ 4:52pm GMT on 18th Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
They're collector's bulbs. Never take then out of their seal. It will ruin their value!

Personally I get all my bulbs professionally graded and sealed in lucite.
5th Earth said @ 6:42pm GMT on 18th Oct
A pretty obvious scam when you think about it.
snowfox said @ 6:29am GMT on 19th Oct
I am surprised this is allowed. Normally you can't bring agricultural products over borders, especially not plants. Is there a special exemption for the tulips?
hellboy said @ 3:29pm GMT on 19th Oct
Are they really agricultural if they can't grow? It's brilliant!
hellboy said @ 3:29pm GMT on 19th Oct
Came here for the thumb.

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