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To have reached the age of 38 without knowing

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lougle Mon 08-Jan-18 15:57:28

That pineapples don't grow on trees, but grow in the ground? I'm well educated, went to university (twice), but I had never thought about where my pineapple had come from, and it never occurred to me that the 'chopped' end was on the bottom and not the top!

What didn't you know until recently?

backformor Mon 08-Jan-18 16:03:10

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LyraPotter Mon 08-Jan-18 16:06:06

OP I am 30 and you have just taught me about pineapples! Don't feel bad grin bet there is a ton of stuff you know that other people don't! X

mustbemad17 Mon 08-Jan-18 16:09:09

What's a pineapple?

Smeaton Mon 08-Jan-18 16:09:41

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Weezol Mon 08-Jan-18 16:11:01

I'm 43. I just learned something about pineapples. Have now Googled am quietly amazed at the level of my ignorance. In mitigation I really don't like pineapple.

My XH used to bang in about how much he hated liver while getting through two tubs of pate a week.

hevonbu Mon 08-Jan-18 16:12:07

*Did you know?..
Banana trees can walk*

Bananas in pyjamas!

SundayShawl Mon 08-Jan-18 16:12:49

Smeaton are you sure you're not thinking of triffids?

LordSugarWillSeeYouNow Mon 08-Jan-18 16:12:50

I only buy them as "show pineapples" and have never eaten one.

I'm 39, 40 next week and didn't know they came out of the ground...

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 08-Jan-18 16:14:10

Don't Google cashews. They're really odd.

ChrissyHynde Mon 08-Jan-18 16:15:58

I've only recently found out Luxembourg is a country in its own right, I thought it was a Swiss city !

mirime Mon 08-Jan-18 16:17:08

My XH used to bang in about how much he hated liver while getting through two tubs of pate a week.

I hate liver in as much as a lump of liver on a plate with gravy etc. is disgusting. Pate doesn't have the same texture at all.

Smeaton Mon 08-Jan-18 16:17:27

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lougle Mon 08-Jan-18 16:17:46

See! It's really amazing, isn't it? Pineapples do look like they should grow on trees grin

Banana trees can walk, you say? Mmm.... I actually Googled that before I replied. Very interesting. I like it.

And cashews. I did know about those, but only a few months ago. No wonder they are so expensive!

Chowmum Mon 08-Jan-18 16:18:49

Despite the fact that peanuts are also known as groundnuts, I'd never actually realised they grown underground like potatoes.

mustbemad17 Mon 08-Jan-18 16:18:55

Please explain the 'banana trees can walk' before i google & potentially scare myself shitless 😂😂

Mischa123 Mon 08-Jan-18 16:19:23

I thought till recently that peanuts grew on trees

Chowmum Mon 08-Jan-18 16:19:41

OMG - just googled cashew nuts. Next ... don't google brazil nuts.

MrsFantastic Mon 08-Jan-18 16:20:01

I found out about pineapples at around the same age as you. My 5 year old son asked me what pineapples grown on and I had to google it to find out. I had no idea.

Nottheduchessofcambridge Mon 08-Jan-18 16:20:30

Crocodiles walk along the bottom of the river on two legs. They aren’t always doing the floating log type thing. I also found out about pineapples when I was 38, maybe it’s a rite of passage and anyone realising sooner is peaking too soon.

chocolateworshipper Mon 08-Jan-18 16:22:06

It was a long time before I realised that Holland isn't a country

MrsFantastic Mon 08-Jan-18 16:22:07

I just googled cashew nuts too. Wow.

geekone Mon 08-Jan-18 16:22:12

I found out about pineapple when watching bob the builder

mustbemad17 Mon 08-Jan-18 16:23:14

We were once told by a zoo volunteer that hyenas give birth through their clitoris. Not sure if that is a fact i wanted to know but it certainly puts human birth into perspective a little

Feilin Mon 08-Jan-18 16:23:34

37 and just found out about pineapples 😂

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