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If you found a piece of expired fruit in a kitchen cabinet, would you throw it away?


Good morning, I'm Leila Fadel. If you found a piece of expired fruit in the kitchen cabinet, would you, A, throw it away, B, compost it or, C, try to sell it? An auction house in Newport, England, found a 285-year-old lemon in the back of a 19th century cabinet. A special message was inscribed on the lemon, so they tried selling the aged fruit. To their surprise, it sold for nearly $1,800. It was the cabinet that lacked zest. It only sold for about 40 bucks.


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