Things that HAPPEN, they are the worst kind.
Despite one or two less-than-optimal experiences with the carnivorous plants and the Evolvamat, we are not easily discouraged here at Riddled Research Laboratory. The triumphant onward
Despite a name that is redolent of the homeopathic pharmacopeia, it turns out that "Carnivora" is not a highly-diluted preparation of big cats, rabid mustelids, pinnipeds and hyaenas,* to be taken as a counter-agent to the effects of partial consumption by tigers. It is in fact, as we learned from RI commenter Lighthorse -- kindling our interest in this research direction -- a cancer nostrum extracted from Venus Flytraps. It is promoted through websites and radio as a cure for Ronald Reagan's colon polyps.** Or something like that. At last, a cure for people who find themselves turning into a dead presidential colon polyp!
Evidently "Carnivora" was patented by Dr Helmut Keller in 1987,
who based it on his own theory that carnivorous plants, which can break down primitive epithelia, might be able to reduce malignant tissue.It shows no benefit in clinical trials [other than Dr Keller's own 56% cure rate]. OTOH, high enough concentrations apparently slow tumour-cell proliferation in vitro... as indeed does lye, and spilled Spiced Parsnip Scrumpy (which is why we now encourage Another Kiwi to finish his pint before returning to the Riddled biological-containment facilities after morning tea-break). This is enough to convince the magical-thinking enthusiasts that it must be enhancing the test-tubes' immune responses, and to step up production, the industry now consuming enough of the protected Dionaea muscipula to spur new methods of cultivation.***
Imagine, then, the curative potential of Fresh-Pressed Triffid Juice, available soon, only from Riddled!
** The "Reagan-cured-by-clandestine-visit-to-German-cancer-clinic" mythologem is potent and versatile. As first invented by Andrew Scholberg,
Then Nieper died, leaving the story just lying there for other dirtbag scammers to dust off, file off the serial number, and replace Nieper's name with their own. Easier to steal someone else's bullshit than make up their own. Because if they weren't lazy easy-option-takers then they wouldn't be cancer-scam lowlife.
In another development of the mythologem, it is an article of faith within the crank catechism that Reagan was also cured by Dr Charles Simone [tenured Complementary Medicine crank; an exponent of supplement pills, shark cartilage and self-promotion], who was the double secret probation White House Oncologist, or
was stuffed into a grocery truck and made his entrance into the white house through the backdoor where deliveries are madeOr both.
*** The "Carnivora" website is perhaps the only snake-oil company to provide e-mail addresses for contacting dead staff members.