Myth or reality: Cactus can save your life
Does anyone know the answer to this old saw? Is it really true what you've seen in a hundred old westerns, where a parched cowboy lives to fight another day by drinking from a cactus? Can you really cut one open and drink its juice to stay alive if you're lost in the desert and out of water? I've heard that the juice--if there is any--is too viscous to quench a thirst.