What exactly is a Jicama? Is it contagious? Is it a philosophy? If you hurl it at an aircraft will you begin to grow an assortment of off-smelling flowers from your armpits?
I know these questions must be burning in your wrinkly-fleshy masses of organs called "brains", so I've decided to answer them!
The Jicama is a vegetable hailing from South America. It's something of a cross between a yam, a turnip, a potato, and a pear that shoots 15-foot vines out of the top of it. The root (the turnipy-part) is edible, sweet, and can make some wicked Jicama-Fries or perhaps a light salad. Oddly enough, the rest of the plant is highly toxic. The seeds are used to poison insects and fish. Jicama is not only used in South America and Mexico, but has also become widely popular in Southeast Asia, spreading as far as Bangladesh and India.
If you consider it's widespread growth in popularity, spanning across three continents to constitute as being contagious, then it most certainly is.
Jicama has, from a culinary approach, united groups of people from radically different backgrounds. This new-world freak-vegetable has brought together people from opposite ends of the planet, uniting mankind around the dinner table. In this way, Jicama represents unity, compassion, and understanding; It is this philosophy that brought this very blog into being.
And finally, "If you hurl it at an aircraft will you begin to grow an assortment of off-smelling flowers from your armpits?" I doubt this theory has been scientifically tested. But I assure you, our top raptors are on this right now.