Weightless Garlic

Allium sativum (gravitusrepellium)
Donated by Lynne Strode

Weight: 11.5 g
Diameter: 5.5 cm

dehydrated weightless garlic bulb

To the eye, this dehydrated specimen appears to be a robust, fresh garlic bulb—yet held in the palm of one’s hand, it feels as light as a feather.

It is in virtually perfect condition, except for two slight cracks in the outer delicate skin, suffered due to overzealous handling by a museum visitor in 2000.  NEXT >

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