Sorry, but I blame it on the mescal. We have been adding a little bit to our water, to our sun tea, to our freshly-made juice. You know, just to take the 'edge' off. It might be working. I bought this 'baby ' from the guy who goes around in the truck, loaded down with them. I knew it would be good. And indeed it has provided hours of family entertainment. We tortured it for days before finally eating it.