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Fun Stuff

Did You Know?

The world’s largest ever pumpkin weighed over 379kg – imagine that, about the same weight as 8 or 10 of your friends!

Blueberries don’t ripen once they are picked.

The largest cabbage grown weighed 56kg and was 1.8m in diameter – wider than a man is tall. 

The biggest fruit to grow on a tree is the jackfruit, which is found in tropical countries. They can weigh over 30kg. 

In Brazil avocados are added to ice-cream, in Taiwan they’re eaten with milk and sugar and in some parts of Latin America they’re given as wedding gifts.   

Citrus grew in Asia 20 million years ago.

Strawberries are a member of the rose family.

There are thousands of different tomato varieties.

Fruit & Vegetable Jokes

What did the girl lettuce say to the boy lettuce?

Lettuce be friends.

Doctor, doctor... I often dream I’m a strawberry.

You’re in a jam then!

What do you get when two peas fight?

Black-eyed peas.

What vegetable can you throw away the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, and throw away the inside?

Corn.

What are strawberries when they are sad?

Blueberries.

Doctor, doctor... I keep thinking i'm an onion... 

Well, you are in a pickle! 

 

Why did the tomato blush?

Because it saw the salad dressing.

Why do potatoes make good detectives?

They always keep their eyes peeled.

What do you call a hippo with carrots in his ears?

Anything you like because he won’t hear you.

How do you fix a smashed tomato?

With tomato paste.

What did the banana do when it saw the monkeys?

Split.

What vegetable do you need a plumber for?

A leek.