A cucumber (*cucumis sativus*) is not only a relative of squash but part of the family Cucurbitaceae, consisting of 965 species with 95 species that humans consume. Sativus meaning β€œto sow” and Cucumis a type of eurkaryote that has twining, tendril-bearing plants. britannica.com/plant/cucu…
Most berries aren't actually berries (Blackberries, Raspberries, Mulberries, Strawberries, etc.) but things without berry in the name are (Bananas, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Avocados, etc.) healthline.com/nutrition/…
Pearlfish have a relationship with sea cucumbers where they live in the sea cucumbers anus for protection; the sea cucumber doesn't get anything in return. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/f…
The phrase "cool as a cucumber" is based on science. The inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 cooler than ambient temperature. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Sea cucumbers can defend themselves by rupturing their body wall and discharging the gut and internal organs at an attacker en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ech…
Today I learned about the Silver Pearlfish, a long, slender, ell-like fish that lives inside the body cavities of sea cucumbers to hide from predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Today I learned Bananas, Cucumbers, and Pumpkins are berries. However Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Cherries are not berries. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
A pearlfish's favorite hangout spot is in the butthole of a sea cucumber youtube.com/watch?v=o6NIG…
Prehistoric, tree-like, giant cucumbers still exist on the island of Socotra. It is the only place on earth they still survive, and are facing extinction due to human encroachment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
A cucumber is not a vegetable it is actually a fruit due to it having flowers eufic.org/en/healthy-livi…
Armenian cucumber is not actually a cucumber. It's also known as "snake melon" in English, and is a muskmelon like cantaloupe. It's called "qithaa'" in Classical Arabic (mentioned in the Qu'ran re:the Promised Land), "Arab/Palestinian cucumber" in Hebrew, and "fakoos" in both languages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
The stem end of a cucumber (and other related fruits and vegetables) tastes different from the other end due to a higher concentration of a bitter compound called cucurbitacin. jstage.jst.go.jp/article/…
Cucumber is not only a fruit but also a type of squash, related to pumpkins. journaltimes.com/lifestyl…
Mt. Olive pickle company is based in a town called Mt. Olive and the street is One Cucumber Blvd, at the intersection of Cucumber and Vine. mtolivepickles.com/contac…
The loofah(luffa) is a plant from the cucumber family that when matured and dried becomes very fibrous and is used as a sponge in kitchens and bathrooms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
WWE’s The Undertaker is afraid of cucumbers. Paul Bearer watched The Undertaker, β€œthrow up all over a Waffle House because there was a cucumber floating in his iced tea.” Bearer used to prank the Deadman by placing cucumber slices in his hat and gloves. nypost.com/2017/07/31/und…
Cockroaches wont eat cucumbers. This is due to a chemical in cucumbers (trans-2-nonenal) which acts as a natural replent for ants and roaches. hunker.com/13420968/how-t…
Today I learned of cucamelons. They are a fruit that is about the size of a grape, looks like a watermelon, and taste like a mix between a cucumber and a lime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
"Humourous" videos showing cats spooked by cucumbers are caused because they are hypersensitive to their surroundings, so the sudden appearance of a random object has them on defence as cucumbers look snake-like. sciencefocus.com/nature/w…
Turkish Sultan Mehmed disemboweled his gardeners one by one to find out who stole and ate one of his prized cucumbers erenow.net/modern/tulipom…
The scientific definition of a berry includes grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, bananas, chili peppers, persimmons, watermelons, and pumpkins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Pearlfish live in sea cucumber anus’ to hide from predators and to find food nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Copperhead snakes smell like cucumbers mdc.mo.gov/conmag/1999/05…
That scientifically (by the botanical definition) Bananas, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Grapes and Eggplants are berries and Strawberries, Blackberries, Mulberries and Raspberries are not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
There's a genus of sea cucumbers called sea pigs that live on the bottom floor of every ocean and extract nutrients from the mud. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
There's a fish called a "Pearl fish" that hides in sea cucumbers anuses, to hide form predators. youtube.com/watch?v=K2Eyu…
Pumpkins and other gourds(cucumber, zucchini, melons) can be poisonous en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
Pearlfish like to reside in sea cucumber anuses youtu.be/K2Eyup8Jk3w
A loofah, which is used as a scrubbing sponge in bathrooms and kitchens actually comes from the luffa fruit which is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family. thekidshouldseethis.com/p…
Certain scents like candy-cucumber, banana nut, and pumpkin pie-lavender increase female arousal. old.post-gazette.com/maga…
Sea cucumbers can vomit out their entire digestive system as a method of self defense and then regrow it ripleys.com/weird-news/st…
Loofas are in the same family as cucumbers. youtu.be/RZvOKgsPUrs
There is a reason for peeling stripes on a cucumber besides making it look fancy. The skin is slightly bitter and can overwhelm the mellow flesh part. Removing a portion of it reduces the bitterness without taking away all the flavor and nutrients. leaf.tv/articles/scoring-…
There was a woman that faces jail for growing vegetables in her front yard; five large planter boxes containing basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. The charges got dropped later on after the city was hammered with negative publicity. business.time.com/2011/07…
Sea cucumbers eject their internal organs out their mouths (or butts) as a form of defense against predators. The eviscerated organs distract the predator while the sea cucumber escapes. They are able to grow all new organs within a few days pbs.org/video/gross-scien…
Sea cucumbers eject their guts out their butts...and regrow their organs after theverge.com/2016/5/15/11…
German inventor Philip Reis constructed a telephone in 1861 (15 years before Alexander Graham Bell) and the first words he spoke into it were "Das Pferd frisst keinen Gurkensalat" (the horse eats no cucumber salad). edinformatics.com/inventi…
[] Director James Cameron reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. He is the first person to accomplish the trip solo. The data he collected resulted in interesting new finds in the field of marine biology, including new species of sea cucumber and squid worm. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Sea cucumbers breathe through their anus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
"kappa" in kappamaki (cucumber sushi rolls) refers to child-sized, humanoid, reptilian monsters in Japanese folklore. As troublemakers their pranks range from looking up women's kimonos to drowning people, but they are willing to befriend humans in exchange for gifts, especially cucumbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kap…
Bananas, Cucumbers, and Eggplants are berries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Squirting cucumber It gets its unusual name from the fact that, when ripe, it squirts a stream of mucilaginous liquid containing its seeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecb…
The loofah (or luffa) bath scrubber is the inside of a fruit related to the cucumber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luf…
I learned Pearlfish use a sea cucumbers butt as shelter. If the Sea Cucumber does not have it's butt open the pearl fish tickles it with it's tail! youtube.com/watch?v=K2Eyu…
Watermelons are in the same family as Cucumbers and Gourds homeguides.sfgate.com/wat…
Some animals live in sea cucumber’s anuses. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
There is a sweet variant of cucumbers called "burpless" cucumbers. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucumb…
WWE superstar the Undertaker hates cucumbers and many say he is afraid of them. He was the butt of numerous pranks over the years, most notably from the late Owen Hart. foodbeast.com/news/the-un…
Today I learned of the Aardvark Cucumber. It grows underground and is dependent on the aardvark for distribution. ulovane.co.za/2017/ulovan…

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