In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was a marriage proposal.

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This comes from the Greek myth wherein Eris, the goddess of mischief, threw a golden apple in the middle of the wedding banquet, saying that it was for the most beautiful goddess of all, a title which Hera, Athena and Aphrodite all wanted.

 

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