My Mind is Still Blown. . ing: still trying to get over the fact that oranges are prejudiced by nature. Artificial Selection. oranges simpsons tumblr
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User avatar #2 - kanadetenshi (07/12/2014) [-]
Artificial Selection.
User avatar #16 - spoopyskeleton (07/12/2014) [-]
Actually is evolution

The oranges were always attacked by africans with machetes so they developed pre-sliced sections, so there is a very small change the machete will slice right through the orange and not harming its juicy innards

#55 to #16 - theowerdawg (07/12/2014) [-]
Or they can all be the minions of Satan
#60 to #16 - nyawgga (07/12/2014) [-]
And your telling me that the other oranges were smart and observant enough to just change itself?
And your telling me that the other oranges were smart and observant enough to just change itself?
#10 - russianbro (07/12/2014) [-]
INB4 creationists use this as an argument.
User avatar #62 to #10 - dorfdorfdorf (07/12/2014) [-]
you're pointer finger is shaped perfectly like you're nostril.
CHECKMATE ATHEISTS
User avatar #13 to #10 - narcomancer (07/12/2014) [-]
i see another "bannana is shaped for a human hand" argument coming from creationists (complete loonies).
User avatar #17 to #13 - snipys (07/12/2014) [-]
nah man a banana is shaped for a perfect natural dildo, this proves god is real and is okay with masturbation
User avatar #49 to #17 - konradkurze (07/12/2014) [-]
ive actually seen porn of that

that fact it was a black girl doing herself with a banana made me think the porn director was either racist or having a giggle
#68 to #49 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
Well It would also be racist if he purposely chose a white girl over her wouldn't it? I'm actually asking because I don't understand society anymore
User avatar #69 to #68 - konradkurze (07/12/2014) [-]
well theres no racial stereotype involving a white girl and a banana
#70 to #69 - anon (07/13/2014) [-]
Yes but surely it would be racist for him to purposely avoid the black girl?
User avatar #73 to #70 - konradkurze (07/13/2014) [-]
as the saying goes

damned if you do, damned if you dont
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User avatar #20 to #17 - mutzaki (07/12/2014) [-]
It's a symbiotic adaptation between bananas and various forms of parasites. Primates will use bananas as masturbational aid, and the parasites living in the banana will escape inside the vagina or anal cavity of said primate. Therefore, fewer animals will try this, and more bananas will survive.
User avatar #22 to #20 - snipys (07/12/2014) [-]
so what do I do if my ass is filled with parasitess, not saying it is, but what if ya know?
User avatar #32 to #22 - mutzaki (07/12/2014) [-]
You should consume some of that stuff that pets get when you suspect they have worms. Probably a good 3dl of it.
User avatar #18 to #17 - narcomancer (07/12/2014) [-]
MASTERBATION IZ FOR REALZ SHEEPLE
#4 - scoobi (07/12/2014) [-]
wot
#15 - gastaftor (07/12/2014) [-]
They are called carpels, every flowering plant has them in some number. The simplest example I can think of is a bean which is a single carpel. Imagine a leaf folds over a seed growing at its edge and you have how carpels evolved basically. Carpels group up primarily to increase number and thickness of walls, these are protective. A huge part of my studies in plant science has been on this stuff. In case you care oranges are a kind of fruit called a hesperidium which is unique to the citrus genus.
#3 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
It's so that if an animal was to eat them, the pieces would hopefully be carried to different places thus spreading the seeds.
#8 to #3 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
Or you could just produce more than one fruit.
#5 to #3 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
why would an animal not, y'know... eat the whole thing?
#14 to #5 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
Probably since it was easily shared among the pack. Think about it, if you find and couple of oranges out foraging you would bring them back and split them amongst the group. The people, or monkeys, would then go to seperate locations to **** thus spreading the seeds from each other and hopefully giving them room to grow.
#41 to #14 - apolloeighteen (07/12/2014) [-]
yeah because mr caribou or whatever eats oranges is gonna go grab a knife and equally divide the thing that still needs to be peeled so his buddies won't feel left out. Where is the logic in you're argument, man?
#64 to #41 - anon (07/12/2014) [-]
Well I clearly state in the answer monkeys and early humans for example so I don't know where you are getting a ******* caribou from. Also, so you are saying that if you were living off the land with a group of people, you wouldn't equally share the pieces of an orange if that was you're only find? Every animal in a pack needs energy to survive. I am not saying that this is the definite reason, or that it is even true just that the original statement doesn't deserve the red toes and shouts of stupidity it got.
User avatar #12 to #5 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
A small animal eating a whole orange in one go, without taking bits away for later?

Seems a tad unlikely
#19 to #12 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
but that applies to all fruits.

Why are oranges special?
User avatar #21 to #19 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
...I never said they were

A small animal wouldn't eat an entire apple in one go either, use common sense mate.
#23 to #21 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
Yeah, we were talking about oranges...

by the whole thing i meant not in segmented bits?
User avatar #24 to #23 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
Oh really? I must have missed that part

Evolved differently, different plant, different fruit
#25 to #24 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
Yeah, no **** sherlocke, but what part of natural selection made it beneficial for its reproduction to be segmented.
User avatar #26 to #25 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
I don't know, I don't major in orange biology

Google it m80
#27 to #26 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
I wasn't asking you in particular.

I already googled it and didn't get very good answers.

the closest i got was "partially its because of us selecting ones that split easier, but they do split in nature"

And I can't see why they'd split in nature.
User avatar #28 to #27 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
this looks like a job for sciencexplain

hopefully this summons him
User avatar #33 to #28 - sciencexplain (07/12/2014) [-]
If you're question is about why oranges are segmented, I haven't a ******* clue. I never really studied in plants. My specialty is chemical reaction and forensic sciences. Maybe bioexplain can help you.

-S
User avatar #35 to #33 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
Ah, thanks anyway.

Summoning bioexplain
User avatar #71 to #35 - bioexplain (07/13/2014) [-]
God dammit! Everytime I go to sleep someone summons me and someone else answers him. That thread had a really good discussion on it as well. Damn you, implosay! Damn you for helping other people while I was in comatose. You are a wonderful human being
User avatar #37 to #35 - implosay (07/12/2014) [-]
The closest to that would be zoologyexplain.

www.funnyjunk.com/user/zoologyexplain
User avatar #38 to #37 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
How many explains do we need in this thread

orangexplain
fruitexplain
plantexplain
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User avatar #39 to #38 - implosay (07/12/2014) [-]
whydoweevenneedananswertothatexplain
User avatar #40 to #39 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
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User avatar #43 to #42 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
Cheers
#29 to #28 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
I don't think he'll be particularly helpful without google, but i could be wrong.
User avatar #30 to #29 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
I've spoken to him before and he knows his ****

He's got degrees or something
#31 to #30 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
in orange biology?
User avatar #34 to #31 - zomitlu (07/12/2014) [-]
**** , I think it was grapefruit biology

Well, he's useless to us
#36 to #34 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
yup, **** him.
#45 to #36 - boomerpyro (07/12/2014) [-]
evolution: random mutations, if it causes them to get laid/planted more often than the rest of the species then it's and advantage that causes that trait to have a bigger chance of spreading through the gene-pool   
TL;DR: the supreme segmented oranges had rad sex and the rest DIED
evolution: random mutations, if it causes them to get laid/planted more often than the rest of the species then it's and advantage that causes that trait to have a bigger chance of spreading through the gene-pool
TL;DR: the supreme segmented oranges had rad sex and the rest DIED
#46 to #45 - thatonecommunist ONLINE (07/12/2014) [-]
I ******* UNDERSTAND THE BASIS OF GODDAMN NATURAL SELECTION.

I'M TELLING YOU I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS SPECIFIC TRAIT WAS SELECTED FOR.

jesus i've said that twice now.
#48 to #46 - boomerpyro (07/12/2014) [-]
because when it was already segmented it became easier for smaller animals (and sometimes bigger ones) to transport and eat them, therefore spreading the seeds, it only worked this way because now animals track down oranges more times than other fruit in those areas because it's more convenient for them to escape predators and take the food home, so instead of the orange adapting for the sake of survival it adapted to become a better choice of fruit for the creatures there   
   
i didn't mean to be condescending, sorry
because when it was already segmented it became easier for smaller animals (and sometimes bigger ones) to transport and eat them, therefore spreading the seeds, it only worked this way because now animals track down oranges more times than other fruit in those areas because it's more convenient for them to escape predators and take the food home, so instead of the orange adapting for the sake of survival it adapted to become a better choice of fruit for the creatures there

i didn't mean to be condescending, sorry
User avatar #47 - beatmasterz (07/12/2014) [-]
What? Since when are oranges pre-sliced? Do you mean there are groing sliced of orange on trees?
User avatar #50 to #47 - cormy (07/12/2014) [-]
He means that oranges have uh... Slices. I can't... Say it any other way. When you open an orange there are many individual juicy little pieces to it, each individually packaged with their owns skins. We refer to these as slices.
User avatar #51 to #50 - beatmasterz (07/12/2014) [-]
Do you mean the triangles?
User avatar #52 to #51 - cormy (07/12/2014) [-]
Well sure if you want to call them that, though they really look nothing like triangles. They look like... Slices.
User avatar #59 to #52 - realvegzillar (07/12/2014) [-]
Segments
User avatar #63 to #59 - cormy (07/12/2014) [-]
A segment isn't really a word you can attribute to a shape though =\ It just means piece. You can have a segmented stick. There are many segments to a ship or train, none of them look like the shape of an orange slice.
It's too broad a term for me to attribute it to that particular piece of an orange.
User avatar #65 to #63 - realvegzillar (07/12/2014) [-]
_ "There are usually ten segments in an orange, but sometimes there are more."_
Source: simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(fruit)
User avatar #66 to #65 - cormy (07/12/2014) [-]
I know it has segments! I'm just saying that a segment doesn't specifically apply to the things we refer to as slices. There are other segments to an orange, like the ones within the segments you are referring to right now. Those individual pulp pieces are also segments.
#53 to #52 - beatmasterz (07/12/2014) [-]
These things? I wouldn't call that a slice, more like a chunk.
User avatar #54 to #53 - cormy (07/12/2014) [-]
Eh, usually when I think of chunks I think of cubic things that are usually large. And usually heavy. You know, a chunk of meat. A chunk of iron.
I don't use chunks when referring to fruits and vegetables. You can dice 'em, slice 'em , cut them into cubes, halves, cross-sections...
I wouldn't ask someone to pass me a chunk of orange. I would ask them to give me a slice of that orange.
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#58 to #57 - xredsoxmuffin (07/12/2014) [-]
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User avatar #11 - xikato (07/12/2014) [-]
they are like that so that if one "slice"were to get cut, not the entire fruit would leak empty
User avatar #7 - gunthar (07/12/2014) [-]
im confused is he talking about tangerines??.
User avatar #9 to #7 - aximil (07/12/2014) [-]
He's talking about oranges. They're large tangerines.
User avatar #6 - Harkonnen (07/12/2014) [-]
Its probably so that it easily splits so different animals can carry different seeds to different places.
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