Shots fired: in a move to protect the health of its citizens, Europe has ostensibly banned American apples from ever making it to their grocery store shelves. Following regulations by the European Food Safety Authority, our apples, which are too high in residues of DPA, won't make it across the ocean.
After being stabbed in the side with a butcher knife, a 58-year-old parking garage attendant in the Bronx fended off two armed attackers with an apple. The surveillance video shows two younger men threatening the attendant, who happened to be holding an apple at the time. (By color, I would guess it is a Gala. Jonagold, Fuji, and Honeycrisp are also possibilities.) As the knife-wielding assailant lunges at our frugivorous hero, he flings his snack at his attacker, then shoves the thug out the door.