China went mango mad during 1968.
Chairman Mao Zedong, whom was given about 40 mangoes by the foreign minister of Pakistan, decided to gift them to the workers of Northern China.
Yes, Mao gave approximately 30,000 people, at the time, around 40 mangoes.
They were a hit with the public.
Though they became immortalised throughout all of China's population, all
The mangoes were taken as a symbol of how Mao had in the chaotic random violence of, and that the mangoes symbolised the end of the Cultural Revolution.
They were so popular that the large majority were never eaten, they were instead preserved and revered as "holy" objects.
Wax replicas of the fruit held in glass were even given to workers, which were to be held in high regard in their homes, else they would be admonished by their companions and superiors.
There were riots, parades, debates and even executions all in the name of these mangoes, most of China had never even seen a mango, let alone worshipped one as holy.
To this day the mango is held in high regard in China.
So, there you are China went mango mad in the late sixties, all because Mao didn't really even like fruit.
If Pakistan had given him a crate of raisins then there might have been enough for everyone.