This viral video turns everything you know about eating pineapple upside down
If you have any doubt that plants can defend themselves, consider the pineapple. It has a thick, spiny skin that is a serious deterrent to any animal thinking of swooping in and having a sly munch, and that includes humans, who struggle so much to get the delicious fruit from its vicious armour that we’re horribly susceptible to giving up and buying it in packs and tins.
One TikTok user, named dillonroberts22, has shared a video that shows we’ve simply been doing it wrong this whole time. Be warned – there are some heavy duty chewing sounds you might want to avoid.
How? What? Is this real? Biomedical Science student, Lewis McCluskey, shared the clip on Twitter.
Im sorry but what the actual fuck 😨 pic.twitter.com/DYaDoGMe7i
— lewis mccluskey (@lewismccluskey) March 4, 2019
His post of Dillon’s video has been shared nearly 45 thousand times and viewed more than 12 million, with many people having much the same reaction as we did – namely, WTF?
I was today years old when I found out I could do this. https://t.co/bbVkDpp6TJ
— Leanne✨ (@_LeanneD) March 5, 2019
Should have never taught me this… I will legit sit there and eat a whole pineapple https://t.co/3Q5F9MiMRY
— Chinedu Elegonye⚡️ (@TheeNigerianboy) March 6, 2019
This is what happens when you take directions from colonizers about a fruit that isn't native to their lives and culture.
— Romane 🇯🇲 (@Thatblack1) March 6, 2019
That big old elephant kept lumbering around the room.
I’m reporting this because of the sound
— DESS. (@___DestinyRenee) March 6, 2019
If you chew like this next to me, you’re most definitely getting elbowed in the mouth https://t.co/mGYB4prXrR
— Arleet Hernandez (@ArleetHernande1) March 7, 2019
All I hear is.. pic.twitter.com/2dGkSNjJVW
— Briana Diamond✨ (@LickMyCliq) March 5, 2019
Still …how about that pineapple, eh?
You can do this because pineapples are actually berries. As the fruit grows the individual berries coalesce together. Each 'eye' is a single individual berry. they may seem fused together, but if you start from from the top, you can pluck each eye one by one. https://t.co/IR3pd3jPZl
— Mohammad Aidil Ali (@_mohammadaidil_) March 6, 2019
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