- Gourds belong to the same family as squash and pumpkins.
- Many varieties of gourds can float for more than 300 days in sea water without destroying the viability of the seeds inside. (source)
- Gourds have been cultivated for thousands of years, for their usefulness as storage, water-bearing, cooking vessels, musical instruments and as ornaments.
- Gourds were used as currency in Haiti in the 1800s. Today, the gourde is the standard currency of Haiti: 40 Haitian gourds = about US $1. (source)
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