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Today I Learned Where Loofahs Come From And I Need To Share This Information

My mind is like a pile of leaves on a suburban lawn. Blown.

Hey! You know these things? Loofahs?

Did you think they came from the ocean? Because ME TOO.

It's not (y)our fault!!! Every time you see a loofah, it's surrounded by OCEAN PARAPHERNALIA.



Well I've got news for you, pal. THIS is where loofahs come from:

I know what you're thinking. That is NOT the ocean. I KNOW. But it's true! They come from gourds!

Sponge gourds and luffa gourds, to be specific! And probably other gourds that I'm gonna hear about in the comment section.

First you dry out the gourd.

And then you peel off the skin.

And inside is a freaking LOOFAH!

So GET LOST, sea stuff!!! Loofahs are LAND THINGS.

Also, HUMONGOUS thanks to the incomparable Karen Peterson for leaving this tip at the bottom of my asparagus post. I am learning so much this week!