Can someone explain to me why Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden for eating an apple? Why grow apples in your Paradise if you are not supposed to eat them? And anyway, doesn’t an apple a day keep the doctor away?
Have you ever wondered why apples are so plentiful in our myths, legends and popular culture while pears, melons or peaches are rarely mentioned?
William Tell, to prove his prowess in archery, had to shoot an apple off his son’s head. Nowadays the child would probably be required to wear a helmet for protection.
Newton’s theory of gravity supposedly occurred to him when an apple fell on his head. No concussion but an idea instead.
One of Hercules’ labors was to pluck three golden apples from the tree of Hesperides (evening nymphs). It was guarded by a monster.
Paris, Prince of Troy was asked which of three goddesses to award an apple to. He chose Aphrodite. As a reward she promised him the beautiful Helen, wife of Menelaus. Paris proceeded to abduct Helen and so began the Trojan War.
Snow White ate an apple poisoned by her wicked stepmother and fell into a deep sleep from which only a beautiful prince could awaken her. And so it goes.
Why is New York called the Big Apple?
A personal computer featuring an apple with a missing bite is meant to reassure us with its homey image suggesting that it will be our friend.
An apple supposedly never falls far from the tree, meaning: like father, like son. Said son can also be a bad apple or a rotten apple.
And what were those one-room school teachers supposed to do with all those apples they collected from eager pupils? My guess is they baked that most American of all desserts: Apple Pie.