Sunday, 12 April 2020

April 10, 1633: Bananas Went on Display in Thomas Johnson's Shop in London, It Was the First Time the Fruit Was Seen

quote [ The British today love bananas: annual per capita consumption is 12kg, which equates to two bananas per person per week. We spend more on bananas than on any other item from supermarket shelves. Yet until refrigerated ships were available they were little known in this country, their wide commercialization dating from the early 20th century. ]

Carrying thirty thousand pounds of bananas
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]

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slaytanik said @ 10:10am GMT on 12th Apr
Daylight come and me wan' go home
captainstubing said @ 10:26am GMT on 12th Apr
"We spend more on bananas than on any other item from supermarket shelves."

Really? Seems a big call. Meat is pretty popular...

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