Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery

This video from a recent Science Friday finds a cucumber doing something truly bizarre. What happens when you grab a coiled cucumber tendril and pull it?

About Alun Salt

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?