This was totally grosse

Canada
February 8, 2008 6:56pm CST
I went to my fridge to make a salad for supper and I took out the lettuce and tomatoe and shrimp , and reached in to grab the cucumber as I love cucumber nice and crispy thats why I keep it in the fridge , but I didn`t have room in my crisper so I just had the cucumber on the fridge door /// WELL to my surprise I went to pick it up and the thing exploded in my hands , water and the seeds flew everywhere , needless to say I didn`t get my salad ... FREAK ME OUT !!! What a mess , I just finished cleaning the fridge , and don`t think I`ll eat tonite as now I have no appetite ... Oh the cucumber was only three days old thats why it surprised me ... I have never in my life seen a cucumber explode like that ... Have you ever had something like this happen . I have see potatoes do this but never a cucumber ... YUCK
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@joanana (772)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Eew. That was my first reaction. I've had cucumbers do that to me before, but generally they've been forgotten in the refrigerator for a lot longer than 3 days. =/
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• Canada
10 Feb 08
Thats what I thought , I wonder how old it was before I bought it as I always have them alot longer ...
@joanana (772)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I'm guessing it was probably in the store for well over a week or so. Perhaps they didn't even have the temperatures set correctly in the produce area either and it subsequently went through periods of coolness, room temperature, then heat, while it was awaiting purchase?
@brimia (6584)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Yikes...that's the worst. when I have to clean up a big yucky mess I lose my appetite too. I've never had a cucumber explode...I can only assume it wasn't fresh when you bought it.
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• Canada
10 Feb 08
It was fresh but I wonder how old it was , the place I got it from never has good produce , I normally get my veggies at another place but with the weather I can`t get there , so I go there as its alot closer and the walk ways were clear , and this week it gonna snow all week so I won`t be getting any this week either unless it blows over .... I`m hoping it does
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Feb 08
WEIRD!! I have NEVER seen ANY veggie explode! And I don't want to! Mustta be fermenting inside - that is just gross!
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• Canada
10 Feb 08
Yep it is BIG TIME , I`ll never forget it ..
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Yes, they will do that. When they are picked before they are ready, they are not kept in storage like they should be so they do just explode. I used to work in a produce department. Just be thankful that it was not a watermelon that exploded. They stink! LOL
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• Canada
10 Feb 08
No i never heard of that either , so what makes this happen???
• United States
9 Feb 08
OMG! I am sorry you missed out on your salad. That sounds really gross. I have never seen it happen either. I didn't even know cucumbers could explode. I wonder what made it happen since it couldn't have gone bad in 3 days.
• Canada
10 Feb 08
Thats what I figure happened is the warmth of the door and the oxidents of the other vegetables in the fridge all wworked against the poor cucumber ... I just am just at ahhh about it I can still picture it in my mind ... I almost wish I had a picture of my face when it happened LOL LOO L LOL that would have been a funny one and I hate having my picture taken ...
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
11 Feb 08
My goodness, I have never seen any food explode that I can remember. I'm sorry you lost your appetite though, but I have seem many other things in fridges, not mine of course lol, and they have not been a pretty sight.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Maybe your cucumber wasn't fresh to begin with. I have seen few products at local grocery store that look not fresh when sold.... Take care, Hugs!
@gemini_rose (16193)
9 Feb 08
Really glad this didnt happen to me, I think it would have put me off them for life, I can honestly say that I have never ever had a vegetable explode on me. I shall now be keeping my eye closely on my veggies just in case they decide to explode on me!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Feb 08
That is so very gross. I would have likely 'lost my religion' and been ranting/cursing as I cleaned the refridgerator. I wonder why it did that? I know that bacteria gives off gas, I wonder if it had some bacterial contamination inside of it from soemthing? I too would have lost my appetite and not been able to eat after cleaning that!
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I guess I have been lucky, I never had anything like that happen before.