If you're interested in learning about fruit you probably have never heard of, I recommend a book called The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner. I read it over 10 years ago and often think about the odd fruits and delightful people who are obsessed with them.
I was reminded of Gollner's book again when I saw this Great Big Story video about Robert Moehling, who has an exotic fruit stand in Florida. I really want to try some guanabana. The sign for it at Robert's fruit stand says, "Melts in your mouth like cotton candy. Virtually impossible to explain how wonderful it tastes. Best tasting fruit in the world!!!"
I’ve eaten durian a few times. Weighing as much as ten pounds, the hard greenish shell of this Southeast Asian fruit is studded with hard spikes, like some kind of living medieval weapon. Growing at the tops of trees up to 40 feet tall, durian fruits have been known to drop from branches and kill […]
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In recent years, natural language processing technology and language translation technology have advanced greatly. The trouble is, language translation software typically comes in the form of apps. And while your mileage may vary on their usefulness, they share one thing in common: a serious drain on the battery for your smartphone, the very thing you’ll […]
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