Thursday, December 12, 2013

Strange Fruit #2

I never fail to be amazed at this crazy fruit - such a common sight even in the centre of the city.

Wikipedia says a single fruit can reach up to 36 kg and is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world. It is not wise to leave your car under a jaca (jackfruit in English) tree, unless you want one delivered through the windscreen.

True story: my friend Luiz’s aunt was once held up by a man brandishing a jaca. Hand it over, or I’ll hit you with...this! shouted the thief, fruit held threateningly aloft. Needless to say, she handed everything over.

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