Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Good morning, Hank. It's Wednesday. I'm on my way to deliver some pizza. Miss Murch, To people who live in Indianapolis just for the sake of efficiency. Did you know that it costs about $4.50 to ship a T shirt from one part of Indianapolis to a different part of Indianapolis? And it costs about $5.50 to ship a T shirt from one part of Indianapolis to Singapore. It's partly because international shipping rates are decided by a secret cabal independent of actual transportation costs. But that's not what this video is about. This video is about pineapples, so there's an entire percent of my podcast the Anthropocene reviewed about putting pineapple on pizza. But just to give you the highlight, Pineapple pizza was invented in 1962 in Canada by a Greek immigrant who was inspired by Chinese cuisine to put a South American food on an Italian dish. Whatever you think of pineapple on pizza in terms of taste as a food, it is peak anthropocene. There pineapple pizzas that contain ingredients from three or even four different continents. There are individual pizzas that have seen more of the world than I ever will hold on. I have to go get a haircut. I have made my first delivery. She was not home, but Krista. I hope you enjoy your poster. The thing that gets me about pineapples, though, is how much rich people worshipped them only a couple 100 years ago, like having regular access to pineapples was the 18th century rich person's version of owning a space exploration startup or something. The reason you see pineapples in so many old, still life paintings is that rich people loved to brag about their pineapples, and they were very expensive, like a single pineapple in the U. S. Or Europe could cost the equivalent of 10,000 U. S. Dollars in today's money $10,000 for a pineapple and not the kind under the sea in which you can resign either. So pineapples ended up becoming such a symbol of wealth that they were embroidered on two foot stools and sculpted onto silver tables and built atop buildings. All right, about my second stop delivery to accomplished. He was so nice. So the expense was partly due to plan apples being very hard to grow in Europe because they thrive in tropical climates, and the story of the pineapple is in many ways the story of the Columbian exchange. Almost all the pineapples eaten in Europe in the 16th 17th and 18th centuries were grown by colonized or enslaved people, and almost all the wealth generated by the plant. Apple trade ended up with colonizers. Pineapples were eventually grown in Europe, although never in large quantities. In fact, my favorite pineapple painting is this one, which features the English gardener John Rose delivering the first pineapple ever grown in England to King Charles. The second, I just love that the king's body language is like, I don't need that pineapple. I'm the king of England. But then his hand is like, Give me the pineapple! Louis, the 15th of France loved pineapples, as did Catherine the Great of Russia, and King Ferdinand of Spain was purportedly the first person to taste a pineapple on European soil. Back in 14 96 an observer wrote, the most invincible King Ferdinand relates that he has eaten another fruit brought from those countries. It is like a pine nut in Foreman, color covered in scales and firmer than a melon, its flavor excels all other fruits. All right, time for my next painting. Delivery. Thanks for being so nice, Megan and good luck at school. The USS first president George Washington, was also a big pineapple fan. He only left the North American mainland once in his life to visit Barbados when he was 19 and he tasted many new foods while he was there, including avocados. But he reported quote, None pleases my taste, as does the pine. So if we were to be visited by rich people from 18th century Europe or North America, the question might not be. Why are you putting pineapple on pizza? The question might be, Why aren't you putting pineapple on everything? You all can get pineapples at the grocery store any day of the week for $3. How do you resist gorging yourself to death on those prickly sweet miracles? I have to go make my final delivery, not home, but Ben. I hope you enjoy your shirt in your pin. If you want to learn much more about pineapple on pizza, there's a link in the Doobie Doo to the Anthropocene reviewed. Also, if you want to express your pineapple pizza opinions. We have these wonderful pins which, like all of this amazing this is only available during pizza. Ms and only at Dft. Be a dot com. Hank, I will see you tomorrow.