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Avocados may soon be gone because of the drought and J.J. Watt


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JJ Watt eats 6000 - 9000 calories a day, many in the form of nature's delectable butter from a tree! DO NOT RESIST, HUMAN. GIVE HIM YOUR AVOCADOS.

Please JJ Watt: save some avocados for the rest of us! Pretty please?

Today I learned that 90% of US avocados come from California. 

Nearly half of all American fruits, vegetables, and nuts are grown in California, including 90 percent of avocados sold in the United States. The drought has endangered that supply; your mushy green days might be numbered.

Here's what you haven't heard: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is to blame.

Watt told ESPN today that he consumes "somewhere between 6,000 and 9,000 calories" every day, a mix of chicken breast, bacon, mashed sweet potatoes, pasta, fish, olive and coconut oil, and avocados. So, so many avocados.

"I started crushing avocados," Watt said.

Watt declined to say exactly how many avocados he crushes on a daily basis, but ESPN ran the numbers and concluded that "it would take about 50 slices of bacon, 20 chicken breasts and 13 whole avocados" to reach his quota.

13 whole avocados per day! That's 91 avocados per week; 364 avocados per month; 4,745 avocados per year. That is 2,109,627 gallons of J.J. Watt avocado water per year, three-and-a-quarter Olympic-size pools just to keep the Milkman in guacamole.

Per the New York Times, the average American eats just "a sliver" of avocado each week. Won't J.J. Watt think of the children?

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