No Pomegranates

No Pomegranates

Updated Feb 11, 2020 at 05:27AM EST by Y F.

Added Oct 16, 2017 at 02:34PM EDT by Don.

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"No Pomegranates" refers to a viral video of a college professor loudly ranting about the pomegranate fruit during a lesson in developmental psychology.

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On October 11th, 2017, Twitter user @tdubs23 posted a Snapchat video titled "No pomegranates," featuring footage of Dr. Jane Martino, a psychology professor at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa, loudly yelling about pomegranate fruits during a lecture at the Des Moines Area Community College (shown below). Within five days, the tweet received more than 181,000 likes and 79,300 retweets.




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On October 12th, 2017, YouTuber Jan N reuploaded the video, which garnered more than 1.5 million views and 8,100 comments over the next four days.[3] That day, Redditor MapleLeafsFan3 submitted the video to /r/youtubehaiku,[1] where it received upwards of 19,700 points (93% upvoted) and 550 comments within four days. Also on October 12th, Twitter user @deeejaaay25 tweeted a video of Martino performing a similar rant in a different class (shown below). Shortly after, @deeejaaay25[2] explanation that the video was taken during a developmental psychology class on teaching young children "to dislike/like something" (shown below).




That same day, the International Business Times[4] published an article about the viral video, noting that Martino had confirmed she was "leading the class in an exercise about the word 'no'." Twitter user @On October 13th, Redditor alienbluedit posted a photoshopped screencapture from the "No Russian" level in Call of Duty superimposed with Martino's head to /r/MemeEconomy[5] (shown below).


2 Makarov: Remember-no Pomegranates

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Hakajin
Hakajin

I think this woman is a hero-- we all need to be more aware of the dangers of pomegranets. How many girls have to end up trapped in the underworld and married to their uncles before we learn?

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Mr. Candles
Mr. Candles

I thought this was gonna be related to the "TAG YOUR POMEGRANATES" incident, where someone mistook a picture of the inside of a pomegranate for gore and started screaming about triggers…

This is even better.

+11

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