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