Horror as people realise when you’re eating pineapple, the ‘pineapple is eating you’
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When describing fruit, the words that usually come to mind include 'sweet', 'juicy' maybe even 'crunchy' - but it's clear 'stabby' is in no one's repertoire when it comes to talking about our five a day.
So, it's of no surprise that the internet has been put into a full-blown meltdown after realising when you’re eating pineapple, the 'pineapple is eating you'.
The news has come as so much of a shock that some former pineapple-lovers have since vowed to never take another bite of the tropical fruit again.
The content creator, SF Microscopy, headed to the video sharing platform to share with their 77.1k followers a little more about the fruit and why some people report somewhat of a weird reaction to it.
In the clip, the expert picks apart tiny chunks of a pineapple before analysing them under a microscope and the results are, quite frankly, harrowing.
The voiceover begins: "Why do our mouths tingle after eating pineapple?"
Taking no time for the big reveal, the microscope maestro went on to explains just why so many of us feel that tingly sensation whenever we bite into the flesh of the spiky-haired produce.
And the reason? Brace yourself...
No, not the type you get pierced or injected with - something far more weird.
The voiceover continues: "It's cause we are getting stabbed by 1000s of tiny needles called raphides. These crystals of calcium oxalate poke holes in your cell membranes causing irritation!"
The tell-all clip has since gone viral after clocking up over a staggering 35.9 million views and with nearly four million likes and dozens of thousands comments.
It's clear pineapple-chompers all over couldn't wait to share their reactions to the bizarre phenomenon.
One TikTok user, so freaked out by the science, vowed they would 'never eat pineapple again'.
Others, however, weren't going to be put off the needle-filled tropical fruit one bit: "How masochist of me damn."
"You know the fruits good when it starts fighting back," joked a third.
Many others flooded in to share their own war stories concerning pineapples that packed a punch: "It always feel so raw afterwards, this makes so much sense."
"My mouth be sore as hell after going crazy on them pineapples," revealed a fifth while a sixth added: "Mine sometimes bleeds."
Another praised: "Thank you... never knew tropical fruit had defence mechanisms... very interesting."
A final TikTok user pointed out the fact we probably all would rather not know: "When we eat the pineapple, the pineapple eats us."
Still gonna eat it though...