SciShow Explains Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

SciShow host Michael Aranda explains why avocados shouldn’t exist. The fruit thrived during the Pleistocene epoch when in was eaten by animals like giant ground sloths, but after those large mammals died off it took a bit of luck for the avocado to survive through today.

The episode also shares the important fact that “avocado” comes from the Nahuatl word “ahuacatl” meaning testicle.

The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.