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Questions Our Writers Send Me Via Text #2

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Every now and again, a fellow _flosser texts me a question I just can't answer—either because I don't know the answer, or because of the medium's draconian character limit. The first one of these made international news. It's probably all downhill from here.

Today's text comes from Colin Perkins:

"Why does Steve Jobs always wear a black mock turtleneck? I can't think of another person as rich or powerful who's only ever seen in one outfit."

Anyone have a theory? Or facts, even.

Photo: Ted Thai/Time & Life Pictures/ (1981)

The former Apple CEO has been seen in other clothes. Check out this LIFE.com gallery of Steve Jobs through the years.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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