The Reading Mouse

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thehappysorceress:

kookychow:

kookychow.com

What was the deal with bananas back in the 40s - 60s? Did they taste bad?
Because someone was always coming up with horrific ways to disguise them.

It’s because prior to the 1950s, Americans ate a different kind of banana, but that strain was mostly killed off due to disease. The newer bananas (the ones we eat today) were not as tasty, so the companies that imported them had to come up with ways to get people to keep buying them.
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thehappysorceress:

kookychow:

kookychow.com

What was the deal with bananas back in the 40s - 60s? Did they taste bad?

Because someone was always coming up with horrific ways to disguise them.

It’s because prior to the 1950s, Americans ate a different kind of banana, but that strain was mostly killed off due to disease. The newer bananas (the ones we eat today) were not as tasty, so the companies that imported them had to come up with ways to get people to keep buying them.

More details here.

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summon-the-monster:

summon-the-monster:

itsfrenchthellama:

dazedwinter:

unshaped:

filling a bathtub with the substance, throwing the person you hate the most in the tub and throwing the ice cube in the tub right after …. it would be over

Nah, don’t just throw it in you gotta flick it dramatically over your shoulder without looking as you walk away, preferably with a darkly humorous one-liner.

"The cold never bothered me anyway"

what the fuck is that stuff



ICE-NINE!

summon-the-monster:

summon-the-monster:

itsfrenchthellama:

dazedwinter:

unshaped:

filling a bathtub with the substance, throwing the person you hate the most in the tub and throwing the ice cube in the tub right after …. it would be over

Nah, don’t just throw it in you gotta flick it dramatically over your shoulder without looking as you walk away, preferably with a darkly humorous one-liner.

"The cold never bothered me anyway"

what the fuck is that stuff

ICE-NINE!

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