Tuesday, October 3

7 comments:

thistle said...

Didn't your Mom tell you not to eat apples that a student gave you because they could have razor blades in them?

Navy Blue Blob said...

Ouch!

So is the story behind all this too obvious to note? Because I don't know the answer either and no one has stepped up to the plate here to explain it.

fraud, in denim said...

I have no idea, NBB.

Tangentially, I did learn the other day that the forbidden fruit that Eve ate wasn't an apple.

Salmon Ella said...

While we're talking about apples, could someone explain to me why NYC is considered 'The Big Apple'?

Navy Blue Blob said...

Fraud, that's it?! You're not going to tell us what the fruit was? C'mon!

Salmon, way to derail the conversation!

Well, since I was a history major, I can help you here:
one source, another source.

PS. I wasn't a history major. I used the internets to help me figure it out. Good question.

fraud, in denim said...

From Wikipedia:

Popularly, the fruit has been identified as an apple (perhaps as a Latin pun of 'malus' sounding like 'evil' and 'apple'), although the Bible does not identify the fruit as an apple. Judaism teaches that the fruit may have been either grape, fig, wheat, or citron. In recent years, some researchers are supporting the fact that the forbidden fruit is actually a pomegranate, from the supposed location of the Garden of Eden.

Linda said...

I wish I'd get an apple instead of the sass I do get.