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Why the Pineapple is Spiky

A myth submitted to the site by Elouise Andrew-Batson


Why the Pineapple is spiky.

You may wonder why a pineapple has a spiky body and a spiky top. Well I am about to tell how this came to be.

One day there was a slave named Carlos who was bringing some fruit to the Greek God Poseidon. When Carlos brought the new fruit into the room, Poseidon asked where he got it from. Carlos said, "it is a new type of fruit so go ahead and try it."
Poseidon tried the new fruit and with a smile on his face he said, "Mmmm, this is so good! I must tell the other gods and goddesses about this."

The next day, Carlos came out again with a tray full of this new fruit and at first the other gods and goddesses were hesitant but once they tried the fruit they all loved it. Everyone up in the sky loved the fruit so much that Zeus decided to disguise this new fruit with a spiky top and body so that no one would go near it. And this plan worked as no one on earth would touch this new fruit. Zeus decided to name this new fruit and after days and days of deciding, he finally came up with the name 'pine fruit'.

The gods new fruit had not been touched on earth until about the 14th century when someone decided to try this weird fruit and everyone on earth really liked the fruit as well.
So everyone on earth started calling this weird fruit 'pineapple'. So the gods changed the name and everyone has liked pineapples ever since this day.

By Elouise Andrew-Batson
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