Mind-blowing facts on pineapple alone…
• A pineapple is not a single fruit, but a cluster of hundreds of tiny fruits fused together. Each scale on a pineapple is actually a separate berry that grew from a separate flower on the pineapple plant.
• A pineapple plant can produce only one pineapple per year, but it can live and bear fruit for up to 50 years in the wild.
• Pineapples contain a powerful enzyme called bromelain, which can break down proteins in your mouth and make your tongue sore. Bromelain can also dissolve human flesh, and it is used as a meat tenderizer and a treatment for burns.
• Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family, which includes over 3,000 species of plants. Most bromeliads are epiphytes, which means they grow on other plants and get their nutrients from the air and rain.
• Pineapples are native to South America, but they are now grown in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The largest producer of pineapples is Costa Rica, followed by Brazil and the Philippines.
• Pineapples have a lot of health benefits, such as boosting immunity, improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and preventing scurvy. They are also rich in vitamin C, manganese, copper, and fiber.
• Pineapples can be grown from the top part of a store-bought pineapple. You just need to cut off the crown, remove some of the lower leaves, and plant it in soil or water. It can take up to two years for a new pineapple plant to produce fruit.
More mind-blowing facts (non-pineapple)…
There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy. There are an estimated 3 trillion trees on Earth, while the Milky Way galaxy contains about 100 to 400 billion stars.
The human brain can generate enough electricity to power a small lightbulb. The brain is a very energy-intensive organ, but it produces very little waste heat. This means that the electrical energy generated by the brain is used very efficiently.
Dolphins can sleep with one eye open and one hemisphere of their brain awake. This allows them to remain vigilant for predators while still resting.
The largest living organism on Earth is a fungus. The Armillaria ostoyae fungus, also known as the honey mushroom, can grow to be over 2,000 acres in size.
The coldest place on Earth is not the North or South Pole, but a place called Vostok Station in Antarctica. The temperature at Vostok Station has been recorded as low as -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius).
The Earth's core is hotter than the surface of the Sun. The temperature at the Earth's core is estimated to be around 9,932 degrees Fahrenheit (5,505 degrees Celsius).
The human body contains enough iron to make a small nail. The average adult human body contains about 2.5 grams of iron.
The human tongue has over 10,000 taste buds. This allows us to taste a wide variety of flavors, from sweet to sour to bitter.
The fastest animal on Earth is the peregrine falcon. Peregrine falcons can reach speeds of up to 242 miles per hour (390 kilometers per hour) in a dive.
The largest animal on Earth is the blue whale. Blue whales can grow to be over 100 feet long and weigh up to 200 tons.
The oldest living land animal on Earth is the tortoise. Tortoises can live for over 150 years.
The deepest point in the ocean is the Mariana Trench. The Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean and is over 36,000 feet deep (11,000 meters).
These are just a few examples of mind-blowing facts that sound unreal but are actually true. The universe is a vast and amazing place, and there is still so much we don't know.