|An article in the Wall Street Journal of 27 August 2008 gave
me reason to rescind any vestige of guilt, since I no longer
need to feel ambivalence toward the growing of the dreaded cuke.
Grow them to your spleen's content, say I. We have now
found that they can be used to build robots!
drilled holes in granola bars and shattered pirouette cookies
before deciding both were too delicate. He found that
apples had strong skin but not enough mass. Banana
interiors were too soft. Licorice, which initially seemed
promising, became brittle. String cheese, while pliable,
lacked structural integrity.
Something about the above quote makes me envision Mr. Edison,
in his never ending quest for a filament for the incandescent
lamp. A noble quest, finally fulfilled, at least in the
case of the robot, with a cuke.
the success of cucumber-based robotics to the strong exosurface
and self-lubricating properties of the garden variety seedless
I couldn't have said it better myself! Although I
suspect I might have tried the Rice Krispies and marshmallows
first to avoid contamination.