I want my world to contain a fruit that electrically shocks you to the point where it's painful, whenever you bite into it. Now, there are many organisms in nature that produce sensations similar to electricity (jellyfish, electric daisy, etc.) but I want my fruit to actually shock you. What would have to happen for this to be possible, and what might be different in a world where such a fruit exists? Some ideas:
- The fruit could have evolved electrocution as a defense mechanism, similar to how cacti are prickly or peppers are spicy.
- Could this fruit be used culinarily? Maybe you can make a dish with this fruit in small quantities to have a tingly effect.
- If this fruit is essentially a natural battery, you could produce fires much easier than by rubbing sticks together. How might this impact society? Could this fruit start fires spontaneously?
- Would this fruit have lead to earlier development of electricity and related technologies?