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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

His PB & J Did Not Survive

Coal miner Joseph Roberts went to work on Feb. 19, 1891, with an orange in his lunchbox. He was fatally injured in an explosion that day, and never got to eat his lunch. So his family kept the orange for 116 years, donating it recently to a museum in Staffordshire.

Spokeswoman Deb Klemperer said it may just be a piece of dried fruit but the story behind it made it an amazing piece for the museum.
The orange is completely blackened and dried out - the pips can be heard rattling when it is shaken. [Link]

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