I’ve never formally admitted it but eating pomegranates has never really interested me because the process of de-seeding them takes too much effort. Turns out there’s an easy way to do it, and it doesn’t involve putting it in water (which, again, I wasn’t aware of till now). Ah well, you live, you learn.
Reminds me of the urban legend about the space pen and the Americans spending millions of dollars trying to invent a pen that worked in space while the Russians just used a pencil (which was again rubbished in a talk by someone recently, I can’t remember whom). Sometimes the marketing industry goes to ridiculous lengths to convince people about things that they’d be much better off just being honest about. It’s really simple these days thanks to the internet.