(PRWEB) June 14, 2013
Whether people are 4 or 40, some vegetables are just gross. Some may still try to like them. Some people tell themselves, “I’m older now. My taste buds have changed. I’ll finally be able to eat beets.” Then they spend the next two minutes spitting them into the trashcan. But hey, at least they tried!
Ranker.com, a crowdsourcing website that relies on “the wisdom of crowds,” has collected the aggregated opinion of over 1,500 voters on the list of “Vegetables I Won’t Eat.” Voters are able to vote up the veggies they hate the most, and vote down the ones that aren’t that bad. If you think that you could easily predict all of the vegetables on the list, you may be wrong. The top 10 varies from what you would expect (Brussels Sprouts) and includes some passionately-hated veggies that you don’t commonly see in many households (Chard). The Top 10 Vegetables I Won’t Eat are:
4. Brussels Sprouts
5. Lima Bean
9. Green Bean
Vegetarian Elise Hennigan’s diet consists heavily of vegetables, but even she avoids some items from this list. Says Elise, “I really enjoy things like celery and cabbage, but radish makes my taste buds cry.”
Ranker is a crowdsourced platform that consumers visit over 9 million times a month to view, rank, and vote on broad opinion-based questions ranging from the best board games to best inexpensive cars. Outside of a few verticals such as travel and restaurants, crowdsourced answers in list format online are spotty or nonexistent, even as consumer demand for opinion-based answers is far outpacing other queries. Ranker is the “Yelp for everything else” to consumers. Ranker is backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Data Collective, Gil Elbaz, Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels.