Mystery fruit identified

Almost four years ago I posted a picture of some yellow fruit that I found growing on a tree in Southern California.

Today, a discussion of almonds and peach pits turned into a random browse of fruit trees in the family Rosaceae and I found a picture of my mystery fruit: It’s a loquat. And they’re edible.

Sturgeon’s Law anticipated

The second Sturgeon’s Law, or Sturgeon’s Revelation, is “Ninety percent of everything is crud.”

However, as Ecclesiastes says, “There is nothing new under the sun.” So I shouldn’t have been surprised to find this quote:

Nine-tenths of the people were created so
you would want to be with the other tenth.
Horace Walpole, 1717 – 1797

Thanks to Mark Leeper, who supplied this for The MT Void Vol. 27, No. 36.

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