Anorak News | 116-Year-Old Orange Goes On Display

116-Year-Old Orange Goes On Display

by | 30th, October 2007

AN orange belonging to Joseph Roberts is on display. Roberts was injured in an explosion at a Stoke-on-Trent colliery in 1891. He died from his injuries. The fruit was unharmed. It has gone on show at the Potteries Museum.

Says Jamie Oliver: “I have seen kids of the ages of four or five, the same age as mine, open their lunchbox and inside is a cold, half-eaten McDonald’s, multiple packets of crisps and a can of Red Bull. We laugh and then want to cry.”

Would the contents of today’s lunchboxes survive detonation? And will our ancestors a century from now be looking at up at a petrified Wotsit in silent awe – ruminating on pieces of dried fruit.

That’s progress for you…

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