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Thursday, 21 August 2008

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Apples Are Not The Only Fruit

Following the sudden loss of popularity of the humble orange, due to the fact that it's harder to peel than a tangerine, scientists have been working round the clock to get it back on menu's all over the World.

It was discovered that kids today simply cant be bothered to peel an orange, dubbed the "outspan attention span ratio" syndrome.

After intense research a couple of solutions were put forward, Orange mobile phones were set to publicise oranges, making them seem trendy and the Vatican had agreed to change its policy on apples and allow a theory that the orange was,in fact, the forbidden fruit, raising it's popularity further.

However, after a recent study revealed that kids playing computer games have evolved a differently angled thumb, making it impossible to actually peel an orange successfully, the new easy peeler was introduced.

Not all scientists are convinced that the modification was necessary, however. In a recent survey using starving African kids, it was documented that these kids could peel and eat an ordinary orange in 3.4 seconds, exactly the same amount of time taken to peel and eat the new "easy peeler."

It seems, given the right incentive, any kid can peel and eat an orange successfully.

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