Odd News Roundup: Malaysian farmers attempt to grow prized Japanese muskmelons; Listen to the music of a spider's web. and more

Devdiscourse News desk | Updated: 16-04-2021 10:41 IST | Created: 16-04-2021 10:29 IST
Odd News Roundup: Malaysian farmers attempt to grow prized Japanese muskmelons; Listen to the music of a spider's web. and more
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Music and massage: Malaysian farmers attempt to grow prized Japanese muskmelons

After more than a decade of experimenting, a trio of Malaysian farmers says they have found the right concoction of nutrients and treatments to successfully grow Japanese muskmelons, one of the world's most expensive fruits. The farmers at Malaysian company Mono Premium Melon regularly rub the melons with a soft cloth or glove, a practice called "Tama-fuki" said to enhance their flavor, and play classical music over speakers in the greenhouses, which is believed to stimulate growth.

Listen to the music of a spider's web. Tell me what do you hear?

It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine. This is what a spiderweb sounds like.

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