August 30, 2021

Concrete Jungle


Concrete Jungle
Perhaps the best thing to ever come out of a shawarma restaurant... except maybe shawarma.  Photo by Julian Weibrecht via Unsplash

In the middle of a city, a robust tomato plant might not be the first thing you would expect to find growing out of the asphalt, but if you visit the city of Tver you would find just that. 

City residents were quite confused at first by how exactly the mysterious fruit-bearing plant came to be there. One (and the only) theory suggests that a local shawarma shop, which has a habit of pouring extra tomato juice outside on the street, accidentally planted the seeds that created the plant.

The unusual heat of this summer has allowed the plant to do exceptionally well; it even produced a few tomatoes! Residents are quite fond of the plant already, saying that the greenery "feels good" in the urban environment

Apparently, this isn't the first time that an event like this happened this summer in Russia. At the beginning of August, a similar tomato plant popped up in the middle of a paved sidewalk in Ivanovo too. After all, the only thing better than fresh summer tomatoes are fresh summer tomatoes that are free

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