Nature is a beautiful, precious thing that brings nearly as much joy as it does painful, horrific death, yet we always talk about "getting back to nature" as a positive experience. That's all well and good. Just don't get too close, because once you whip out a microscope, some truths cannot be unknown.
7 A Strawberry Is a Hellish Alien Hive
At Normal Size ...
Whether you eat them as jam, with cream, or covered in chocolate, strawberries are not only delicious, but kind of oddly sexy. There's no movie scene that zooms up to a woman's lips as she takes a seductive bite of a raw potato, after all.
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Potatoes do nothing for our vampire fetish.
But Up Close ...
Put a strawberry under an electron microscope and suddenly it's a production still from the gritty reboot of Aliens:
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They're warm. They're pulsating.
Those white egg-like structures are actually the strawberry pips, which are called achenes. They're the true fruit of the strawberry plant, lounging around in the fleshy leftover carrier blob that we have taken to eating. The hairs are there because strawberries just happen to have hair.
Straight up hair.