Spanish fly trap
Men are from Mars, and fly traps are generally from Venus. This one, however, is from a previously unknown country called "Spain." They grow on the plains there, and the rain that falls there makes them grow big, carnivorous, and ill-tempered. The strange growth on the fly trap's head, which looks vaguely like a sombrero from South of the Border, is generally regarded as an example of analagous evolution. It's certainly not in the same homeobox as other sombreros. Huh huh... homeobox.
(In-game plural: trapadoras de moscas)
- Part of the Around the World Quest.
- When equipped, enables the dropping of spanish flies in The Hippy Camp.
- The line "and fly traps are generally from Venus" refers to the famous carnivorous plant known as the Venus Flytrap. It also refers to the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray.
- The line "They grow on the plains there, and the rain that falls there makes them grow big, carnivorous" is a reference to the song The Rain in Spain from the musical My Fair Lady, which revolves around the difficulty in getting Eliza Doolittle to pronounce "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain."
- Homeobox genes regulate the morphology and growth of animals, fungi and plants.
- "Huh huh, homeobox" is a style of humor popularized by Beavis and Butt-head. Much mirth is derived from the deliberate hearing of a second meaning in an otherwise innocuous phrase. One of the heroes would point up the double entendre by saying, for example, "huh, huh, he said but." This was often shortened to "huh, huh, but."