Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kiwi = fruit? person? bird?

Gidday! I'm sorry I haven't been posting on the blog too often these days ... blame the uni - we got given four assignments last week. Haha, no, I'm only kidding, I love uni ...

And I told a blog-buddy [yes, Abby, that's you!] that I'd post on kiwifruits, but I've either forgotten, or had no time ... well, here goes ...

- The kiwifruit is also called a Chinese Gooseberry. Why? Because it originally had a Chinese name, and the people from New Zealand thought it tasted like gooseberry [although it doesn't]! [Thanks, Wikipedia!]

- It's about the size of a large chicken's egg. [Thanks, Wikipedia!]

- People from New Zealand are affectionately called Kiwis. The Kiwi is also a nocturnal bird, native to New Zealand.

- There's two types of Kiwifruits: green and gold [I'd say go for the gold, it's much sweeter].

Well, that's about it from me. If you want to know more, please click here, or here. I can say, quite proudly, that none of them take you to Wikipedia [!!].

I'd taken a photo of a gold kiwifruit ages ago, and thought it'd go with the post:

Today's Word of the Day:
Incongruent (adjective): Incompatible.


Abby said...

cool i never really new much about kiwi fruits!

Gandhali said...

ooh now you do!! :D