Unusual food allergies
That's how rare it must be. I can't even find anything about it on the Internet.
When I eat honeydew melon, I get an instant, bad sore throat. That's my only symptom. It goes away fairly quickly when I'm finished.
I developed it as an adult, and not only does it seem to be my only food allergy, it's my only allergy.
You know what's sad? Even a bad sore throat doesn't keep me from eating honeydew whenever someone offers it to me. It was my favorite melon as a child, but that was before Crenshaws were widely available.
I think there's something wrong with my priorities.
(Con Keyes/Los Angeles Times photographer)