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1Figs

Figs are considered by some to not be vegan. When pollinated by a female fig-wasp, the fig's inward facing flowers trap the wasp, and her corpse is digested by enzymes in the fig. - Source


2. Quaker Instant Oatmeal contains fruit pieces, the strawberries and peaches are actually dehydrated apples, and the blueberries are dehydrated figs. - Source


3. Holding recess before lunchtime can increase fruit and vegetable consumption by 54%. - Source


4. Ponso was a roughly 40-year-old chimpanzee, who was dumped on an abandoned island off the Ivory Coast more than 30 years ago after being used for medical testing. He relies on the kindness of a nearby villager, Germain, who dropped off bananas and bread for him ever since he was left to die. - Source


5. After large animals went extinct, such as the mammoth, avocados had no method of seed dispersal, which would have lead to their extinction without early human farmers. - Source


6Strawberry

Strawberry generation is a Chinese term for anyone who is born after 1981. Named after strawberries because strawberries "bruise easily", they can not withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents' generation. - Source


7. Hawaiian Airlines lets you travel with a 10lbs box of pineapples or papaya for free on any flight leaving Hawaii. - Source


8. Through a process called grafting, a single tree (Tree of 40 Fruit) has been developed that produces over 40 different kinds of fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries. - Source


9. All "Granny Smith" Apple trees are clones (grafted not grown) of a single tree in Australia.- Source


10. When the bees in a region of China disappeared, people pollinated apple trees by hand using brushes made of chopsticks and chicken feathers. When humans pollinated, apple production increased by 30-40%.


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11Watermelons

One of the first things free blacks could grow, eat, and sell were watermelons. It became a symbol of freedom that was corrupted into a negative stereotype by southern whites and still persists today. - Source


12. There was 'Banana massacre' in 1928. About 3000 striking workers were killed by colombian forces, after the US threatened to invade if they would not protect american interests.- Source


13. The Bungie Studios team consumed more than 20,000 pounds of pizza, 24,000 gallons of soda and more than a half ton of bananas during the three years it took to develop “Halo 3.” - Source


14. A lemonade tree is a real thing, and it bears fruit that naturally tastes like lemonade. - Source


15. Due to the way a rotting apple releases ethylene (which accelerates rotting), one bad apple really does ruin the whole bunch.


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16Giant armadillo

The avocado evolved to appeal to extinct megafauna (e.g. the giant armadillo) in order to facilitate seed dispersal via ingestion and excretion. This is why the avocado has such a sizeable seed. - Source


17. There is a "Fruit Salad Tree" which can grow up to 6 different types of fruit. - Source


18. It's very common for people in Japan to peel grapes before eating them, due to a perception that the skins are dirty and/or bitter. - Source


19. Watermelons originated in Africa and were first cultivated solely for their water content. Their flavor was very bitter. - Source


20. McDonald's franchisee invented the Filet-O-Fish as an option for Lent. McDonald's owner Ray Kroc wanted to sell the Hula burger (Pineapple on a bun) instead and held a sales contest. The Filet-O-Fish won hands down. - Source


21Bananas

It's a bad idea to use a banana for scale when taking pictures of a beehive, since the alarm pheromone to alert bees to defend their hive smells like bananas. - Source


22. A Greek philosopher named Chrysippus died of laughter after he saw a donkey eating his figs. - Source


23. Jams are made from fruit, while jellies are made from juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. Fruit butter is slowly cooked to a smooth consistency. - Source


24. Wild bananas are full of seeds and the ones we eat have been specially bred over the years to be seedless. - Source


25. Evangelist Ray Comfort recorded a video arguing the banana displayed many user-friendly features that were evidence of intelligent design. Comfort retracted the video upon learning that the banana is a result of artificial selection by humans and that the wild banana is small and unpalatable. - Source

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