Fruit

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The Tangents team tackles one of the greatest controversies in science history: are tomatoes fruits?

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[Fact Off]

Thumping watermelons

https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/news/stories/2020/07/how-to-pick-a-ripe-melon.html

https://www.almanac.com/how-tell-if-watermelon-ripe

https://www.bksv.com/en/knowledge/blog/perspectives/ripe-watermelon

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-a-ripe-watermelon-1498828907

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325046/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00779-013-0706-7

Animals eating moldy fruit

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-05643-z

[Ask the Science Couch]

Ripening fruit biochemistry

https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2018.00016

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/all-fruit-and-vegetables-are-not-created-equal-when-it-comes-to-proper-storage-conditions

https://academic.oup.com/jxb/article/63/13/4741/484722

https://www.actahort.org/books/463/463_42.htm

[Butt One More Thing]

Medlar fruit

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210325-the-strange-medieval-fruit-the-world-forgot

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/medlar-fruit-forgotten-butt-shape

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