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Your Brain Loves a Strawberry

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Strawberries have officially taken their own special cake as the highest-ranking “happy fruit,” according to a survey from the University of London (Department of Whimsical Summer Projects).

Pedestrian fruits, bananas and apples, are the saddest, because they make people think of rushed lunch and traffic. Plums were specifically noted as bumming people out.

But a strawberry! A plump and cheerful red teardrop from nature! It has magical, calming properties that extend its extant form: 86 perfect of surveyed parties said that just the idea of a strawberry — just thinking about one — relaxes them. Sigh.

Your Brain Loves a Strawberry