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This Is a Cucumber

Specifically, it’s a Sikkim cucumber. The plant originated in the Himalayas but can now be found in gardens around the world. Marla Aufmuth spotted this one at the National Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa, California.  Link -via Tasteologie | Photo: Marla Aufmuth

Sharkumber!

Photo: Laser Bread/Flickr Brock Davis (previously on Neatorama) was given the simple task of cutting up a cucumber for his family’s dinner salad one night, but he [...]

Meet the Micro Pepquino Melon

Photo: mr.pepquinohead [Flickr] No, it’s not ’shopped. You’re looking at the Pepquino melon, which looks very much like a micro watermelon (but tastes like a cucumber instead): While they might look genetically-engineered, Pepquinos come from an ancient wild plant in South America, and are 100% natural. They are just 3-cm-long and 2 cm in diameter, but [...]

How to Beat the Salad Bar

Cucumber, cantaloupe, tomatoes, carrots – they’re all good for you, sure. But they’re not so good for your wallet. The New York Times comparison-shopped to show you how you’re getting a bad deal when you load up on certain weighty items at salad bars even though they cost less per ounce than some of the [...]

World’s Longest Cucumber

Gardener grows ‘world’s longest cucumber’ – A British grandmother may be entering the record books after growing what she thinks is the world’s longest cucumber.Clare Pearce’s record breaking Giant Cucumber reached at least 47in in a straight line from top to bottom, and was about four inches longer if its curve was included in the [...]