#SomethingNewEveryDay – Toe-ma-toe, Toe-mah-toe

You’ve probably heard that a tomato, although widely consider a vegetable, is actually a fruit in the scientific sense of the word “fruit.”

Creative Commons Image: Flickr- Transguyjay

Creative Commons Image: Flickr- Transguyjay

Well, I learned today – possibly to my chagrin – that the United States Supreme Court actually weighed in on this issue in 1893. (I’m hoping it was an otherwise slow year.)  In a case titled Nix v. Hedden, the Supreme Court declared that a tomato is, in fact, a vegetable.  At least when it comes to tariffs.  Why?  No tariffs on fruits, kids.  Taxes, death … and laundry.

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