Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dipping into avocado lore

As Super Bowl time approaches, America's thoughts turn Mounds and mounds of it. Wings, pizza, chili, burgers, brats, and of course, guacamole. Depending on which advisory council you believe, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest alligator pear-consumption day of the year. With that in mind, TSG presents this little trivia quiz on the subject of that lovely greed obloid once known as midshipman's butter.

Which of the following are true?
  • Avocados have been used to advertise Led Zeppelin concerts
  • The name avocado comes from the Aztec word for testicle
  • Hass avocados are named for a mailman from southern California
  • All Hass avocados can be traced to a single tree that died of root rot in 2002
  • Avocados leaves are toxic to horses
  • Avocado milkshakes are popular in both Brazil and Vietnam