It is traditional at this juncture, it being a Wednesday (at least in some parts of the world), to produce a quiz. I had no idea what to do for a quix this week, so I asked Mrs. Owl what would be a good topic for a quiz, and she said 'Pineapples'. I was not convinced, but the challenge had been laid down, and I do like a good challenge.
1) From which continent does the Pineapple originate?
2) If television is to be believed, who 'lives in a pineapple under the sea' (absorbent and yellow and porous is he)?
3) There is an Australian idiom 'to get the rough end of the pineapple'. What's it mean?
4) This is the Big Pineapple, once a major tourist attraction in which Australian state?
5) Not to be confused with the other Big Pineapple, which is in which other country in the southern hemisphere?
6) The Scientific name for the pineapple is Ananas comosus, referring to the Tupi name for the fruit, ananas. But wait a second, who were the Tupi, again, and where did they hang out?
7) Pineapple is an example of a multiple or collective fruit, in which a group of multiple fruiting flowers coalesce into a single mass. Can you name another fruit of this type?
8) Pineapple Head was a single from the 1993 Album Together Alone, by some band or other. Which band was it, again?
9) Once upon a time, the US was famous for pineapple production, but these days the five big producers are Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Brazil and which South East Asian republic?
10) Pineapples are a rare terrestrial example of the Bromeliad family, the majority of which are epiphytes. What's an epipyhte?
The rules are the same as ever, take your best shot at answering the questions without referring to outside resources, don't be ashamed if you don't know the answers, and leave your decisions in the comments some time this week so that I can have fun marking it some time next week.