Rhubarb leaves contain high amounts of oxalic acid, which can cause health problems when eaten in higher amounts. Symptoms of toxicity include mild gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as more serious problems, such as kidney stones and kidney failure healthline.com/nutrition/…
There is a method of growing rhubarb known as "forcing" where the plant grows in complete darkness and is tended to in candlelight. It grows so quickly during this process that you can hear it grow. bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
Extras in films and TV shows are often ordered to repeat "Watermelon cantaloupe" or "Rhubarb rhubarb" over and over in order to imitate the murmur of a crowd in the background of the scene. The mouth movements to say these phrases are sufficient to give the illusion of real speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
While Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, it is legally a fruit. In 1947, a New York court decided it so. myrecipes.com/how-to/cook…
Today I learned of Forced Rhubarb that grows so fast you can hear it grow boingboing.net/2018/04/13…
It is against food regulations in Canada to call a fruit spread 'jam' if it contains apple or rhubarb laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/re…
Eating an Elephant Ear plant raw tasts like you have glass shards in your mouth due to calcium oxalate crystals. The leaf is, and can be cooked and eaten. Rhubarb also contains these crystals. chop.edu/centers-programs…
Today I learned of Livingstone Rousers, which were pills successfully used to treat malaria made of quinine and purgatives (calomel, rhubarb and jalop) mixed with opium patented by explorer David Livingstone after suffering from an attack of malaria in 1853. antiquestradegazette.com/…
RhababerbarbarabarbarbarenbartbarbierbierbarbΓ€rbel Is a Real Word in German meaning: the Barbie of the bar where the beer of the beard barber for the barbarians of Rhubarb’s Barbara’s bar is sold youtube.com/watch?v=gG62z…
According to UK Jam laws, ginger, tomatoes, the edible parts of rhubarb stalks, carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and watermelons are considered fruits. (Pg 2 Paragraph 9) legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2…
At one point 90% of the worlds forced rhubarb was produced in a small area of Yorkshire (U.K) knows as the Rhubarb Triangle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhu…
There was a widely-held belief in nineteenth-century China that foreigners would die of constipation if deprived of rhubarb books.google.co.uk/books?…
Rhubarb is a vegetable except in New York en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhu…
While rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable, a New York court ruled that since it was used as a fruit it counted as a fruit for regulations and taxes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhu…
Rhubarb was nore expensive than Opium in Medieval times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhu…
In 1969, there was a British film, in which the only word in the movie was Rhubarb en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhu…

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