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In real life, kumquats are a fruit in the orange family native to China; today, they are grown worldwide.
The trend was started in the Scratch 2.0 Beta by the Scratch Team member cheddargirl, who discovered that the image host that held her signature, Imgur, was no longer supported. Instead of rebuilding her old signature, she changed her signature to:
|“||Sadly, my signature was eaten by an evil kumquat.||”|
The trend spread very quickly, and many signatures now mention kumquats.
cheddargirl's story can be read in this studio about evil kumquats here.
This trend has also moved out of the forums to the Scratch Website, mostly in studios. Some Scratchers have created accounts called "EvilKumquat" or something similar. The accounts may also say "I ate cheddargirl's siggy" or something similar. Some even post on the forums with their accounts or 'communicate' with other kumquat accounts.
when gf clicked forever if <I see a kumquat? :: #ff8c00> then Get rid of all kumquats in the universe :: custom stack end
Some Scratchers also create "kumquat guards" with scratchblocks, usually by drawing faces with unicode characters on reporter blocks:
(⌐■_■::sensing) //this is a kumquat guard!
- cheddargirl. (29/9/14). "I just being too lazy to reconstruct the old sig I had from the 1.4 forums after the image hosting site I used was no longer supported, so I just went with the idea of blaming it all on an evil kumquat." post:457346