It’s a fact that growing up, none of us liked to study. We studied because we had to pass. However, those who took up science, their attention peaked for a while during the Biology class. To be more specific, during the chapter on Reproductive System. And although we might’ve giggled our way through it, we retained some of it, thereby making us functional human beings.
However, do you want to know what happens when you not only skip that particular chapter, but also try to teach about reproduction on a public platform? Well, let’s look at Sambhaji Bhide and his story regarding mangoes.
According to the Indian Express, Sambhaji Bhide was talking at a gathering in Nashik where he met the bizarre claim that giving birth to humans are connected with mangoes.
“Mangoes are powerful and nutritious. Some women who ate mangoes of my garden have given birth to sons.”
If you’re hearing the name of Sambhaji Bhide for the first time, he’s a former RSS activist and the head of Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan. And as for how he has gained this mind-blowing theory, the best scientists are currently doing a thorough research on Bhide’s mangoes (no, they’re not).
You think I’m making this up? Well, hear it for yourself:
Given the absurdity of Sambhaji Bhide’s claims, Twitter trolled the mangoes out of him.
1. That’s a stretch.
Childless couples have babies after eating mangoes from my farm: Sambhaji Bhide : Knowledge and Education Can be Used in Many ways,,,
— sureshkant shinde (@sureshkants) June 12, 2018
2. Calculation mistake?
Bizarre claims by #Bhimakoregaon accusd #sambhajibhide.claims tht childless couples who eat Mangoes frm hs farms, r blessd wid childrn
-till now 180 couples ate hs #mangoes ,n 150 hv had children.Hmm! #Mangoman #Aamaadmi @rahulkanwal @sardesairajdeep @sahiljoshii @journovidya pic.twitter.com/tXEPjYUPzY
— Kamlesh Sutar (@kamleshsutar) June 11, 2018
3. Just avoid the ones from his garden.
Couples have kids after eating mangoes from my farm, says Sambhaji Bhide. So if you don't want to have kids, be mindful of where your mangoes come from https://t.co/dd9WVcr7cQ
— Parth MN (@parthpunter) June 11, 2018
Great script for Vicky Donor Part 2.https://t.co/F3Up14Mt7E
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya25) June 11, 2018
5. Is that so?
Haapus for a good boy. Lagda for a birth defect child. Alphonso for Christian child. Kesar for girl child. Totapuri for a parrot instead of a child.
— your worst nightmare (@kalpesh_78) June 12, 2018
6. Does it specifically affect women?
But I am an unmarried. I can’t have Mangoes from his farms. Sorry #sambhajibhide . 😃😂
— Sanjay Mishra (@msanjay1930) June 12, 2018
7. Well, there you go.
Childless couples have babies after eating mangoes from my farm: Sambhaji Bhide..
Fertility clinics must shut down their stutters.. Why waste money when mangoes can help 😝😝 pic.twitter.com/A8MnvAeNZA
— Poly Sarkar (@polysmind) June 12, 2018
8. Then you’ll get mangoes on your birthday. Win-win.
Mango is seasonal!!!
Birth dates of new borned babies will be 3 months before mango season.!!!!!
— Ashok (@Ashudarling73) June 12, 2018
9. *spits out water while laughing*
Childless couples who eat mangoes from my farm will be blessed with male babies: Sambhaji Bhide.
They will be called Aam Aadmi!
— Suresh Dharur (@sureshdharur) June 13, 2018
Personally, I like the theory. Taking the liberty to extend it: kids of ripe mango eating couples will be sweet, while sour mangoes will produce sour kids. Genius, aren’t I?