Here we consider two conjunctions of apples and oranges in the world of science.

1. This video shows someone finding out how many round, juicy oranges it takes to power an Apple iPhone.

2. Scott Sandford's classic article "Apples and Oranges," published in volume 1, no. 3 of the Annals of Improbable Research. Sandford writes: "it is not difficult to demonstrate that apples and oranges can, in fact, be compared… Figure 2 shows a comparison of the 4000-400 cm-1 (2.5-25 mm) infrared transmission spectra of a [dessicated] Granny Smith apple and a [dessicated] Sunkist Navel orange.


This post originally appeared in The Annals of Improbable Research.