The scourge of pre-peeled, pre-packaged produce and subsequent internet outrage has become a recurring part of modern life. Remember The Great $6 Asparagus Water Incident of 2015? Well, Whole Foods refuses to back down from its privileged perch. Earlier this week, the market dared to place pre-peeled oranges on…
Oranges are, by far, America’s number one fruit. But in the last few years a mysterious die-off has been hitting the groves—and it’s spreading fast.
Every wonder what it would look like if you exploded an orange and filmed the carnage at 62,000 frames per second? Turns out, it looks a lot like the end of a very small world.
Orange County, California, hardly lives up to its name1 anymore. A few relict orchards may survive, but today the endless citrus groves that once clothed the county in green are only a memory.
Oranges weren’t named for their color – because their color often wasn’t orange. Find out how they get their brilliant hue, why many ripe oranges have to be dyed, and why nothing in the world is what you think it is.
Unplggd offers a great little how-to for anyone hates mosquitoes (read: everyone) and is sick of buying new candles and cans of spray. All you need is some orange peel and a spent plug-in repellent you might have lying around.
How do you make orange juice? Simple! Squeeze oranges and drink. How do big box companies make orange juice? Complicated! Squeeze oranges, remove oxygen, re-flavor the now flavorless orange juice with artificially orange "flavor packs" and...drink? Uhh...
For Tropicana juice's latest ad campaign, they went back to basics and filled billboards with hundreds of oranges, the acid of which generated enough electricity to light up the billboard.
It's no secret that the energy stored in citrus fruits can generate an electrical current (a favorite demonstration of middle school science teachers). But what happens when you use 2500 oranges? You can power a neon billboard, apparently. [Mashable]
The KinnowLS mandarin orange, pictured at right, is incredibly sweet, has almost no seeds, a skin so thin it's easily peeled, and can grow in the desert. And it's a mutant created almost the same way Hulk was.
What do you get when you combine a great taste and an awesome name into a fruit that hasn't even been around for 40 years? You get the Dekopon. And according to the L.A. Times' David Karp, it's the best tasting citrus fruit he's ever had (he claims to have tried over 1000 citrus varieties).
MTV's gaming blog, Multiplayer, strikes again, this time chatting up Nintendo's VP of Marketing, Perrin Kaplan. One of the questions tossed her way was about the creep of Apple comparisons post-Wii—white aesthetics, marketing, rapid hardware turnover and so on. She basically bats it down, aside from mutual love from…