♪ WHAT WOULD YOU DO-OOO FOR A… CUCUMBER? ♫

Digital art by YANNICK DE SMET

Sit down boys & girls, it’s story time.

Once upon a time, in what is now Myanmar, there was a young man named Theinhko, the son of Sale Ngahkwe.  At 25 years old, he ascended the throne.  One day, as he was fleeing from battle exhausted and thirsty, he “deebo“-ed a cucumber from a farmer’s field at which point he met his demise.

This farmer, Nyaung-u Sawrahan was accepted as king by the queen, supposedly in order to prevent civil unrest in the kingdom. He became known as the “Cucumber King”, “farmer king” or Taungthugyi Min.  He reigned for 33 years before being overthrown.

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