Random Factoids 28.03.2018

A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.





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  1. Glenda says:

    Say WHAT! Very interesting ๐Ÿค”

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    1. mliae says:

      Right??? I was like…WTF.


  2. If this is true, it must be a Mandela effect.

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    1. mliae says:

      Ok, I’m displaying my ignorance now…what exactly is the Mandela effect?

      Liked by 1 person

  3. adguru101 says:

    Strange but true! “Strawberries and raspberries aren’t really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Tomatoes fall into this group, as do pomegranates, kiwis andโ€”believe it or notโ€”bananas. (Their seeds are so tiny it’s easy to forget they’re there.)”

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    1. mliae says:

      I can’t believe it, I finally got a reasonable explanation for this! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your wisdom on this matter! Now I can stump my friends by dropping this factoid ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love it! Please, keep it coming ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. Colette B says:

    I looked at the source and wondered it’s because a strawberry plant is herbaceous and not a tree or shrub, that would make the banana’s classification as a berry correct while excluding the strawberry. Then I read the botanical info from another blogger’s comment to learn the correct classification reason ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. mliae says:

      I must confess that I was completely stumped by this factoid as well. Isn’t it amazing what we learn in the comments section! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

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