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Welcome to the Age of the 'High-End' Pineapple

Red-shelled Rubyglow fruit offered by Fresh Del Monte is selling for close to $400 in some places

(Newser) - If you're looking for a new foodie experience, Fresh Del Monte has a "fruit like no other." All hail the Rubyglow pineapple , a "red-shelled, hybrid fruit" with a "classically yellow interior" that FDM boasts "offers a special experience to those who appreciate uniqueness."...

Teens Face Felony Charges Over Tainted High-Five

14-year-old charged after December incident involving pineapple

(Newser) - It's a high-five at lunch that led to a felony charge. The Butler Eagle reports that police say a western Pennsylvania 14-year-old slapped the hand of her classmate in mid December, exposing her to pineapple in the process. Said classmate is severely allergic to pineapple—so much so that...

Inventor of World's Most Controversial Pizza Dies at 83

Sam Panopoulos invented the Hawaiian pizza in 1962

(Newser) - The inventor of one of the more controversial dishes in the world died Thursday in Canada at the age of 83: Sam Panopoulos, the man who put pineapple on pizza. The BBC reports Panopoulos moved to Canada from Greece in 1954 at the age of 20 and opened a series...

In Milk Drinkers, a Scary Link to Pesticide, Parkinson's

Study finds traces of heptachlor in brains of dairy consumers in Hawaii

(Newser) - Scientists are urging people to watch what they eat—and drink—in a new study linking a pesticide with Parkinson's disease. Researchers note that, for a time, cattle in Hawaii were likely fed a gruel containing traces of heptachlor, used by American pineapple farmers before it was banned in...

Guy Buried by 1.5K Pounds of Pineapples, Survives

NJ man never even lost consciousness

(Newser) - A Jersey City, NJ, warehouse worker somehow survived—and never even lost consciousness—after being buried by 1,500 pounds of pineapples yesterday. The 39-year-old was in stable condition last night, the Star-Ledger reports. Other than calling it an "industrial accident," the paper had no further details on...

Scientists Create Pineapple That Tastes Like Coconut
Scientists Create Pineapple That Tastes Like Coconut

Scientists Create Pineapple That Tastes Like Coconut

They didn't do it on purpose

(Newser) - Prepare yourself, world, because the next advancement in pineapple technology is here. After more than a decade of work, Australian researchers have managed to create a new coconut-flavored pineapple, ABC News reports. It's called AusFestival, and the senior horticulturalist in charge of the project is convinced it'll be...

NY Test Asks Kids About Baffling 'Talking Pineapple'

Bizarre story befuddles New York students, teachers

(Newser) - No amount of studying could prepare students to assess the wisdom of a talking pineapple, but that's what New York kids were asked to do on a state test. The eighth-grade reading exam offered a fable-like story about a pineapple challenging a hare to a race. Other animals weigh...

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