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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Fruit Quiz Answer!

On Friday, I asked you if you knew which two fruits have their fruits on the outside, as opposed to fruits that have their seeds on the inside, like an apple. There were some really good guesses!
According to WikiAnswers.com, the two fruits are....
1. Strawberries. This was the easy one and most everyone got it right away.
2. Pineapples. They also have their seeds on the outside. They are removed when the tough skin is cut off. The seeds are in the many thick, hard floral brackets or leaf-like petals on the outside of a pineapple ~ the shield-shaped things that make up the familiar pattern on their bodies. Sometimes when you cut the skin off, the little seeds, which look like apple seeds are visible, as the shields are cut open.
Although none of them were completely sure of their answers, they did actually mention strawberries and pineapples in their guesses. And they were right! :)
Painting by Renior ~ "Pineapple and Strawberries", 1895

20 comments:

  1. Pineapple! I never thought of that one!

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  2. Interesting~I didn't realize that!

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  3. Pineapple....never even THOUGHT of it! I need to be more observant!

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  4. Betsy, your post was very educational. I didn't know that one for sure. This was interesting. Go girl.

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  5. very interesting name for a blog... would love to read more...

    nice meeting you

    cielo

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  6. You know, I cut pineapple all the time for my family. You'd think I'd realize it since there are no seeds on the inside.

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  7. Betsy, I just had a feeling...I also found out that cashews grow outside the host plant( tho' not considered a fruit itself but pretty cool )...nice artwork, here :)

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  8. I never even considered how a pineapple produces seeds. Interesting. BTW, I've never seen that Renoir either.

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  9. So the great unanswered question is "where is the seed in a banana"?

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  10. I had no idea pineapples had seeds on the outside, I love when I can learn something new.;))
    xo

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  11. Alan ~ you eat banana seeds with every bite! They are the tiny black things in the center of the flesh!

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  12. Now I have a good trivia question and I can sound intelligent! Thanks, Betsy. That was fun!

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  13. pineapple! never would have guessed it...but will definitely eat it!

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  14. Wow! I really didn't expect to get that right!

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  15. I didn't know that about pineapples -very interesting post.

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  16. Smarty Pants!
    Pineapple...and I love pineapples.

    Got more questions like that. I'm ready for the challenge.

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  17. Aaaaaaaaaaagh! I didn't know about the pineapple. Always learning something new with you my friend. You are a well of talent we have barely tapped into yet! ha ha

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  18. Ah ha! Pineapples never occured to me but now I see that is the right answer along with strawberries. Interesting facts, thanks Betsy!

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