Eggplant is a masterful short film about Durian, a young boy who laughs when he’s sad and cries when he’s happy. It’s caused him a lot of problems.
A woman in Kansas claimed she crossed a watermelon with a cherry tomato plant in her backyard garden to create a “mystery fruit” and the local news was on it—and baffled. Don’t worry guys, we’re here to help.
Eggplant has always had a dodgy reputation, and some Cornell researchers working with India's Sathguru Management Consultants have just made the plump purple fruit even weirder. They've rigged the eggplant genome to express a "natural insecticide" that will drive away pesky fruit and shoot borers, bugs which routinely…