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Posted 5/29/13 , edited 5/29/13

haikinka wrote:


Hairbelly wrote:

Also, bananas are berries.


:o I CALL BS


- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry

In botanical language, a berry is a simple fruit having seeds and pulp produced from a single ovary; the ovary can be inferior or superior.

Examples of botanical berries include:

Avocado (Persea americana) a one-seeded berry
Banana
Barberry (Berberis; Berberidaceae)
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos spp.)
Blueberry
Coffee berries
Cranberry
Crowberry (Empetrum spp.)
Currant (Ribes spp.; Grossulariaceae), red, black, and white types
Elderberry (Sambucus niger; Caprifoliaceae)

Etc....

Berries which develop from an inferior ovary are sometimes termed epigynous berries or false berries, as opposed to true berries which develop from a superior ovary.

In epigynous berries, the berry includes tissue derived from parts of the flower besides the ovary. The floral tube, formed from the basal part of the sepals, petals and stamens can become fleshy at maturity and is united with the ovary to form the fruit. Common fruits that are sometimes classified as epigynous berries include bananas, coffee, members of the genus Vaccinium (e.g., cranberries and blueberries), and members of the family Cucurbitaceae (e.g., cucumbers, melons and squash).
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Posted 5/29/13
I will never look at cashews or bananas the same way again
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Posted 5/29/13

AnimeKami wrote:

you just told me that the human race is smarter than most animes because I have the ability to eat a nut...

so what about the animals capable of eating us, but we can't eat them?


Of course we can eat those animals. However, through the course of evolution, we have learned that not all animals are delicious, while we, on the other hand, are rumored to taste like pork- which to my understanding is delicious.
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Posted 5/29/13

Hairbelly wrote:


haikinka wrote:


Hairbelly wrote:

Also, bananas are berries.


:o I CALL BS


- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry

In botanical language, a berry is a simple fruit having seeds and pulp produced from a single ovary; the ovary can be inferior or superior.

Examples of botanical berries include:

Avocado (Persea americana) a one-seeded berry
Banana
Barberry (Berberis; Berberidaceae)
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos spp.)
Blueberry
Coffee berries
Cranberry
Crowberry (Empetrum spp.)
Currant (Ribes spp.; Grossulariaceae), red, black, and white types
Elderberry (Sambucus niger; Caprifoliaceae)

Etc....

Berries which develop from an inferior ovary are sometimes termed epigynous berries or false berries, as opposed to true berries which develop from a superior ovary.

In epigynous berries, the berry includes tissue derived from parts of the flower besides the ovary. The floral tube, formed from the basal part of the sepals, petals and stamens can become fleshy at maturity and is united with the ovary to form the fruit. Common fruits that are sometimes classified as epigynous berries include bananas, coffee, members of the genus Vaccinium (e.g., cranberries and blueberries), and members of the family Cucurbitaceae (e.g., cucumbers, melons and squash).


You make a good point lady. Next, we will be discussing true facts about the banana.
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Bananas are radioactive, containing Potassium-40, a radioactive isotope of Potassium.
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jwmclean wrote:

This was actually quite informative and humurous. Good job


I'm with you, an enjoyable topic.
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Posted 6/13/13
A topic on facts about cashews...... cr has just refreshed the forums, why are people running out of topic ideas already?
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slang is slang for "shortened language"
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