It is somehow comforting to know that people no longer rent pineapples.

@tsturm Apparently they were so expensive and such a status symbol in the 17th and 18th centuries, that people would rent them to try to improve their social stature.

(At least according to this Mental Floss article. mentalfloss.com/article/65506/ )

@readsteven Things sure have changed. Every single one of our supermarkets would blow the mind of a person from the 17th century.

@erinbee @readsteven Yes. We're living in a world of miracles. When you read what people went through to get some spice trade going, it's astounding.

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