Mar 12, 2024 - News

🌽 1 fun thing to go: Pepper plant winners

A photo of pepper plants.

Aji charapita pepper seeds are sold by Missouri-based Rare Seeds. Photos: Jason Clayworth/Axios

Axios DSM readers submitted just over 65 corn puns or headlines for our news roundup "The Ear" for a chance to win one of two aji charapita pepper plants Jason is giving away.

Driving the news: WDM resident Eric Doll won a plant for the headline, "You've been corned so you pepper beware."

  • Chris Andersen of Nevada also won with his take on the Jason Bourne movies: "Corn Supremacy."
  • Runners up were "ch-ear squad: Grow! Fight! Win!" from Laura Knispel of Grimes and "Silking it for all its worth," from Cedric Fevrier of DSM.

👑 The intrigue: Christine Marchand of Cumming submitted more than 100 puns in recent years.

Bottom line: If you wanna dethrone the Ear queen, you've got a lot of work ahead of you.

Got a cleaver Ear pun? Hit reply. We'll give it some corn-sideration.

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