I crave watermelons nearly on a daily basis with how hot it is right now in China, but thousands of years ago, most people would not have enjoyed this fruit. I suppose it is like the ancient corn. Intruiging.
It's pretty incredible how much people can influence animals/plants through selective breeding.
I remember seeing a video about how dog breeds have changed over time. I can't find it right now, but as an example, here's what a French Bulldog looked like ~100 years ago
compared to what they look like now