Recently, me and a group of friends were asked whether tomato and cucumber are fruits or vegetables. Most of us, including myself ended up giving the wrong answer.
Some of us thought "fruits are sweet, vegetables are not" etc... Well apparently, that's not the case.
In case you are asked the same question in those game shows or whatever, I thought it will be good to give a little refresher course on the difference between fruit and vegetable.
According to WikiAnswers
A fruit is a ripened ovary, enclosing the seeds which are the mature ovules. They can arise from a single carpel, or several carpels fused together,or seperate carpels. A vegetable is not developed from a flower. English speaking, if it has seeds, it is a fruit.
A good way to determine whether it is a Veg or a Fruit is after being picked a Fruit will ripen, and a vegetable will rot.
To keep it simple, just remember
Fruits have seeds.
So tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.
CORRECTIONS: Sorry, peas are legumes (not fruits or vegetables), as pointed out by Nat.