Cucamelon: a Grape Size Watermelon Looking Cucumber

When I first saw cucamelon (Melothria scabra), I actually thought it was another generic-changing food. Forgive my ignorance, this grape-size mini cucumber is actually native to Mexico and Central America. Although its watermelon looking, it tastes more like a cucumber than a melon and has a slightly sour tang that’s akin to a pickle. Maybe due to its miniature size, it also has an adorable name – mouse melon.

If you are those ones have green thumbs, you can even plant them at home. They sprout on a vine and blossom easily. Sounds interesting? Get your seeds on amazon.

Cucamelon: a Grape Size Watermelon Looking Cucumber
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Meow Parlour: Cafe with Freely Roaming Cats in New York

I know somebody loves cats and would love to do a lot of things with cats together. However, personally, I am still hesitated to have my coffee with many cats running around. But apparently, there are some one enjoy this experience, that’s why Sonya Lee Architect designed the Meow Parlour – a cafe with freely roaming cats in New York. All the cats in cafe are waiting to be adopted. So people can drink their coffee while interact with cats and maybe, adopt one after the coffee.

Meow Parlour: Cafe with Freely Roaming Cats in New York
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Nature’s Tiniest Architects

Doesn’t like human, we trained ourselves to do something. Some insects have gift which is borned with them. Those tiny architects can build something really amazing, perfectly balanced and well structured. When you first look at them, you might think those bug buildings appear manmade—tiny log cabins, gates, tents, and fortresses blocking each insect from the world just beyond their carefully placed twigs and segments of silk. However, not many of us have the chances to see those tiny architectures. Thanks to Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay, he bought us below amazing photos and show us another world.

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White Strawberry Tart: The Scent of First Love

What is the colour for love? Most people might think that is red. But what is the colour for the first love? In Japanese pastry maker Qu’il Fait Bon‘s mind, it should be pink-ish white. Hence they created their fruit tart is made with a white strawberry called Hatsukoi no Kaori, which literally translates to “The Scent of First Love.” After 20 years of research done by plant suppliers and fruit breeders in Japan, the first white strawberry was created using only a tad bit of anthocyanin (which gives red strawberries their colour). Once it’s ripe, the unique fruit turns light pink, making it the ultimate romantic luxury. This delectable and pretty tart will cost you 12,420 yen ($105.67) and will be available until the end of February. So if you’re in Japan for Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider paying a visit to Qu’il Fait Bon to experience the unusual “scent of love.”

White Strawberry Tart: The Scent of First Love
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