Fun Facts

It can take more than two years for a pineapple plant to produce a single pineapple fruit.

 Christopher Columbus discovered pineapples in 1493 on the island of Guadaloupe. (1)

In English, the common name for Ananas comosus is pineapple due to its resemblance of a pinecone.

The scientific name, Ananas comosus, comes from the Tupi word nanas which means pine and comosus means tufted. Tupi was the language used by the Tupi people, who are indigenous people of Brazil.

Pineapples have been featured in storylines on many popular TV shows.

On the Nickelodeon children's show Spongebob Squarepants, the title character lives in a pineapple.

 The tenth episode of the first season of CBS's show How I Met Your Mother, entitled "The Pineapple Incident" the main character Ted wakes up with a mysterious pineapple on his bed stand, with no recollection of how it got there. Seven seasons later they still have no idea.

The detective comedy-drama, Psych, on the USA Network, features a pineapple in every single episode (in all 95 episodes). So next time you're watching, keep an eye out for Ananas comosus!

There is a popular song called "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes is a song about relaxing with an alcoholic beverage that contains pineapples. Take a listen here!

So by this point you are probably wondering why I chose to make a website about pineapples. Well for my Organismal Biology class we were assigned to create a website about a sustainable food organism (for My teachers sent out a list of potential organisms we could use and pineapples caught my eye almost immediately. I love to eat pineapples and always thought they were an interesting fruit so I decided I wanted to learn more about them. Also, I have a minor in Environmental Studies, so I wanted to learn how sustainable one of my favorite fruits are.

Hey! While you are out and about look at organisms on the internet, check out some of these organisms!

Pseudomonas syringae 

Brevibacterium linens

Mycobacterium leprae  

Streptococcus pyogenes  

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