In a small community in Busoga, Uganda, residents are gathering in awe around a mango tree that allegedly has a mango fruit that has “turned to human being”.
The fruit is said to have a human face, which has drawn in many curious spectators who have taken photographs and videos of the strange fruit.
Although reports of similar instances have occurred in the past, this occurrence may be out of ordinary for many people. Previous studies have shown that changes in light may affect the internal fruit contents and fruit quality.
Plants require sunlight to conduct photosynthesis and ripen their fruits, and sunlight’s different colors and wavelengths can affect the amount of sugar and pigment in fruits, causing their peel colors to change.
Mangoes, unlike tomatoes, only have pigment in their thick peels, making them more susceptible to changes in light.
Whether the appearance of the fruit is a natural occurrence or a trick of light, the community’s reaction shows the impact of local beliefs and traditions on perceptions of nature.
A mango fruit in busogs turned in human head pic.twitter.com/qs4K1HXHC6
— Churchill Ray (@ChurchillRay4) April 11, 2023
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