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Category: Food

Topic: Fruit

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    1. Why is a pear called a pear when there is only one? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. If an orange is orange why isn't a lime called a green and a lemon called a yellow? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do they put real lemon in detergent and artificial lemon flavor in food? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do bananas grow upward and all other fruits grow downward? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why do all things banana-flavored taste exactly alike yet nothing like banana? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why do we call them pineapples when they have neither pine nor apples in them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit gum? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. There are 32 points to the compass meaning that there are 32 directions in which a spoon can squirt grapefruit. Then why does the juice almost invariably fly straight into the human eye? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    9. Why does a banana taste better when eaten sideways? (Contributed by esusz)
    10. Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    11. If fruit is meant to be eaten why are some types poisonous? (Contributed by Don F.)
    12. Why are raisins called raisins if they are only dried grapes? Why not just call them dried grapes? (Contributed by Sam P.)
    13. Shouldn't unripened oranges be called greens? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    14. Why do bananas always curve to the left when held in the right hand? (Contributed by UFC Physics)
    15. If it wasn't for those little stickers on fruit would we know those hard green plastic-like things are really vine-ripened tomatoes? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    16. If you accidentally eat fake fruit do you throw up fake vomit? (Contributed by Mike Peterson)
    17. If an orange is called an orange because it is orange why isn't a banana called a yellow? (Contributed by Dan Pequeno)
    18. Have you ever known anyone who actually sat down and compared apples to apples or perhaps oranges to oranges? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. What's the difference between 'lemon taste' and 'lemony taste'? (Contributed by Steve Masters)
    20. Is it an 'encore' when you eat more than one apple? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Which came first, orange the colour or orange the fruit? (Contributed by Adam)
    22. Why do people use apples and oranges when they compare two things even though both of them are fruits? (Contributed by Prasanth)
    23. Is a coconut a nut or a fruit? (Contributed by Mudstars)
    24. If it was purple, would they still call it an 'orange'? (Contributed by Tyson)
    25. Why is there that little space inside strawberries, as if it was meant for a pit, and then the seeds are on the outside? (Contributed by Dennis)
    26. When you buy navel oranges, should you look for inneys or outeys? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    27. Who were the people who found out that some fruits and vegetables are poisonous, or poisonous when prepared a certain way? And just how did they let everyone know to pass it on and don't eat them? (Contributed by John)
    28. Are there pink lemons that make pink lemonade? (Contributed by C.T.)
    29. Why do Lemons have seeds but Limes don't? Arenít they both citrus fruits? (Contributed by Helen Wilson)
    30. How do the bananas get inside of the peel? (Contributed by Dreamer)
    31. Has anyone ever actually slipped on a banana peel? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    32. Why is fruit more expensive than potato chips? Heck, it grows on trees, right? (Contributed by Douglas Karr)
    33. Why does grape flavour smell the way it is when actual grapes don't taste or smell anything like it? (Contributed by CT)
    34. Is an apple alive when you eat it? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    35. Why are they called STRAWberries if they don't fit in a straw? (Contributed by Paul Z.)
    36. If they can produce seedless watermelon, why can't they come up with pitless cherries? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    37. You used to be able to buy Hawaiian pineapples at grocery stores. Why is it that you canít find them anymore? Did Hawaii stop growing them? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
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