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July 3, 2012 12:06 PM Subscribe
What is the source of this half-remembered myth/folk-tale about an apple which grew when stamped on?
posted by unSane to Society & Culture (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The story goes something like this... a man was walking down a path when he found an apple in the middle of the way. Although the apple wasn't blocking his way, he stamped on it. To his surprise, it grew. So he stamped on it again. And it grew some more. So he stamped on it again, and it grew so large it blocked his way completely.
I've got it into my head that it's Greek but it may well not be. It's tough to google because 'Apple', 'Myth' and 'Fable' have a mass of hits for computers and games.
For a long while I thought it was the 'apple of discord
' but of course that's something else entirely.