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.


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.


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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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?

Mr. Candles
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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.


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