Eat Your War Paint
OK - given my mom was born in Scotland, I feel some kindred spirit for all those celtic warriors taking on the Romans. And now - here's a BBC report on the woad plant - (that's the one that makes an excellent blue dye). Turns out it also has potent anti-cancer properties similar to broccoli and other cole crops.
But the good news is that it has 20 times more glucobrassicin (the active ingredient) than broccoli.
So I guess that means we can paint our faces blue and get some anti-cancer treatment at the same time.
Darn, those auld canny Scots were smart folk!