How did a tear gas designed to make WWI soldiers vomit lead to so many strawberries that the fruit industry had to convince you to combine them with everything from cereal to Cool Whip? The Center for Investigative Reporting explains that and more as part of its brief history of the modern strawberry. (It never occurred to me to combine anything with my Cool Whip…)

+ If you want to grow certain kinds of apples, you have to be part of a club.