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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.
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.
Can't have em pic.twitter.com/BpvZtNMZBW— Tyler Wierson (@tdubs23) October 11, 2017
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. That day, Redditor MapleLeafsFan3 submitted the video to /r/youtubehaiku, 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 explanation that the video was taken during a developmental psychology class on teaching young children "to dislike/like something" (shown below).
October 12, 2017
That same day, the International Business Times 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 (shown below).
 Reddit – No Pomegranates
 Twitter – @deeejaaay25
 YouTube – No Pomegranates
 International Business Times – Twitter Reacts To Professor's Anti-Fruit Rant
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