IAmA Rare fruit hunter who travels the world documenting little known and bizarre species of fruit. AMA!
Hello boys and girls!
My name is Jared Rydelek, I make my living as a professional contortionist and sideshow performer but have a completely unrelated hobby documenting rare fruit from around the world. I have been vlogging about my findings on my Youtube channel Weird Explorer for about five years now and have traveled to 18 countries so far doing so. More recently I have been writing more in depth about the history and cultural significance of some of the bizarre fruit I have found on travel site Atlas Obscura's new Food section, Gastro Obscura.
You can see more about me here:
- Performing website: www.contortionjared.com
- Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChsbD6Clp-ZPqKwXJR3V7DQ
- Gastro Obscura article: https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/egg-of-the-sun-mango
EDIT: Thanks everyone for all your amazing questions! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my adventures with tracking down fruit. If you want to follow along my fruit adventures check out the channel Weirdexplorer on youtube. I also just created a subreddit /r/weirdexplorer in case any one has any questions that didn’t get answered here. Also special thank you to Atlasobscura for this opportunity. They are an incredible site that I use all the time when I travel, so check them out too if you haven’t heard of them already. Thanks again! - Jared