The Experiment That Proved Beauty Is In the Eye Of the Beholder

In 2017, two Scottish teenagers purchased a pineapple for £1 ($1.28) at a supermarket and passed it off as art at their university. Ruairi Gray and Lloyd Jack — both students at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland — left the fruit in the middle of an art exhibit, hoping it would be mistaken for art. When they returned four days later, they found that the pineapple had been put inside its own glass display case. Apparently, no one at the university wanted to own up to the mistake. It’s a bit of a mystery because the glass was heavy enough that it would have taken 2-3 people to move it. Natalie Kerr, a cultural assistant for the art exhibit, said although she wasn’t the one who included the fruit as artwork — since she’s allergic to pineapple — she decided to leave it on display because of the playful spirit of the students who left it.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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