1. Pineapples in the 1700s were worth over $8000 in present-day currency. People would literally rent them to flex at parties. – Source

2. In 2017, in Scotland, two students entered an art gallery and, finding an empty table, placed a pineapple there to see if people would take it for art. When they returned 4 days later, the pineapple was covered with glass protection. – Source

3. Adding salt to pineapples makes them sweeter. The salt reacts with the acids of the fruit, thus converting it into a neutral compound and losing the sour taste. Because of this, the pineapple then becomes sweeter. – Source

4. Passengers leaving Hawaii on Alaska Airlines can travel with one “properly packaged” box of pineapples as checked baggage for free. – Source

5. The pineapple is indigenous to South America and has been cultivated there for centuries. In the wild, pineapples are pollinated primarily by hummingbirds but certain wild pineapples are foraged and pollinated at night by bats. – Source

6. The enzyme bromelain in pineapples literally digests the tissues in your mouth, hence the sore mouth feeling when you eat pineapples. – Source

7. Pineapple scales form diagonal rows corresponding with numbers in the Fibonacci sequence. – Source

8. The controversial pineapple topping on pizza actually originates in Canada in 1962. – Source

9. Australia gave The Queen 500 cases of tinned pineapple as a wedding gift in 1947. – Source

10. In the 18th century, British sailors often placed a pineapple, the exotic proof of distant travel, on a gatepost to announce their return from abroad. In 1776, when the British lost, John Murray, the last British Governor of Virginia, returned home and built a 46-foot Pineapple on his house. – Source

11. Pineapples need very large amounts of pesticides, about 20kg of active ingredient per hectare per cycle. The soil is sterilized; biodiversity is eliminated. Fourteen to 16 different types of treatment are typically needed, and many have to be applied several times. – Source

12. There is a pineapple on top of the Wimbledon trophy because it used to be a symbol of prestige at the time when the trophy was designed. – Source

13. Lanai was once the largest pineapple plantation in the United States. In 1961, Castle & Cooke, Inc., after merging with Dole, took over the management of Lanai and, with 98 percent ownership of the island, established luxury resorts, golf courses, and residences. – Source

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Last Update: June 30, 2023