Joaquin Phoenix lived on "lettuce, asparagus and apples" to slim down for 'Joker'. The Oscar-winning actor previously revealed he'd lost over 50lbs (22.6kg) for his lead role in the movie and has admitted he undertook a "horrible diet" involving just one very limited meal a day. perthnow.com.au/entertain…
There are 7,500 varieties of apples and this one is called the Pink Pearl. Known to taste like raspberry and smell like grapefruit. atlasobscura.com/foods/pi…
John Carmack (founder of "id Software" known for his work in the development of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein) was arrested at the age of 14 for helping a group of children steal Apple || computers using a mixture of thermite and Vaseline to melt the windows to break into the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A whistleblower said that Apple contractors 'regularly hear confidential details' on Siri recordings and have even heard drug deals, medical details and people having sex theguardian.com/technolog…
Hawaii's is the only state in the US that still have McDonald's deep fried apple pie. McDonald's Hawaii outsell their mainland counterparts in Apple Pies and they also have taro pie and haupia (coconut) pie. honolulumagazine.com/Hono…
The meaning behind Apple logo isn’t actually meant to pay tribute to Alan Turing, rather, it was for a practical purpose: scale. The size of the bite showed that the shape was an apple, not a cherry or any other vaguely round fruit. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In ancient Greece throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Steve Jobs was fired from Apple by the CEO that he hired. He then moved on to create NeXT, bought Pixar, then became CEO of Apple. cpacamp.com/the-life-of-s…
Because of the altitude at which they fly, U-2 pilots have to suck their food - provided in a toothpaste-like tube - through a straw built into their spacesuits. Because of the length of U2 missions, options include things like β€œcaffeinated apple pie” and β€œcaffeinated mac and cheese.” airman.dodlive.mil/2016/0…
In 2011 Apple had over two billion dollars more in cash reserves than the US Treasury. edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH…
While Apple was buying rural land for a new building, one couple refused to sell their 1 acre plot of land they had originally purchased for $6,000. After rejecting every single offer, Apple just told them to name a price. They sold it for $1.7 million. gizmodo.com/old-couple-se…
Today I learned about Silver Apples, the pop duo from the β€˜60s that used WWII oscillators to make the first synth-pop music, sharply gaining massive popularity before disappearing due to a lawsuit regarding a controversial album cover and being largely forgotten until recently. youtu.be/5DQiexiUjAs
Apples do not reproduce true to type, meaning that the tree from the seed will produce apples that are almost certain to be different than the parent. Unless you pollinate the tree by hand, there is no way to know who the other parent is, considering bees could have used almost every other tree thespruce.com/can-you-gro…
[]Apples sold in supermarkets can be up to a year old when bought. today.com/food/apple-you-…
Cashew nuts grow on the bottom of cashew apples. garden.eco/how-are-cashew…
A Taiwan man, Ben Hsu, swallowed an AirPod while asleep. When Hsu awoke, he hit Apple's tracking & heard beeps from inside his body. Kaohsiung Hospital confirmed: the earbud was in his stomach, and then passed from his body naturally. After a wash/dry his AirPod worked as usual, battery at 41%. businessinsider.com/man-s…
Former Beatles roadie Mal Evans produced Badfingers top 10 hit No Matter What. He was also a reason how they became the first band signed under Apple Records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
, Before Apple bought Siri, it was originally going to be released as an app for Android & Blackberry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir…
When Apple released the LaserWriter printer in 1985 it had a built-in programming language, its own RAM and used the same CPU as the original Macintosh, but running at a higher speed. Because of this, the LaserWriter printer had the most processing power in Apple's product line at that time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Swedish elk (moose to North Americans) get drunk on fermenting apples and sometimes get stuck in trees bbc.com/news/world-europe…
More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides (March 2020) ewg.org/foodnews/summary.…
The cashew "apple" is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew β€œnut” is the seed of the fruit. The shell of the cashew seed is used for lubricants, waterproofing, paints and arms production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
A pony in Cornwall, England named "Fat Boy" broke out of his stable into a nearby garden with another pony, got drunk from munching on fallen fermenting apples, and fell into a swimming pool. Fire crews spent 2 hrs building a set of hay steps in the pool & hoisted Fat Boy out with harnesses. telegraph.co.uk/news/3202…
Apple made a video game console in the β€˜90s businessinsider.com/apple…
"Granny Smith" namesake of the apple, was a real person. Maria Ann "Granny" Smith first cultivated her famous apple tree after throwing away tazmanian crabapples' seeds and cores while baking a pie, and taking care of the tree that sprouted as a result en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
As a joke, the Apple II release of "Karateka" had a full version of the game on the reverse side of the disk that rendered the game upside down prompting users to call support and ask why the game was upside down. They were told to "take the disk out, insert it right-side up, and reboot". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
One-third of the world's food supply is made possible by bees' pollination, and that includes your fave produce β€” from apples and oranges to onions and avocados. nationalgeographic.com/an…
In 2012, Mountain Dew asked the internet to name their new apple drink. Before the poll was shut down, the top four names were: "Fapple", "Gushing Granny", "Diabeetus" and "Hitler did nothing wrong". newsfeed.time.com/2012
Kid Rock didn't grow up in a trailer park, but on a six-acre estate with a 5,628-square-foot house and its own apple orchard. freep.com/story/news/loca…
Write-only memory is a joke among computer and software engineers. Initially there was no use for a memory circuit from which data could not be retrieved. The first use of the term is generally attributed to Signetics in 1972 and is featured in the Apple IIe Reference Manual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wri…
An undercover investigation found that Apple charges $1200 for a computer repair that a local repair store was able to fix in 1 minute and charged $0 for. youtube.com/watch?v=_XneT…
There are over 7,500 cultivars (varieties) of apples, meaning if you ate one every day, it would take over 20 years to taste them all en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Apple told tech support not to instruct customers to press "Any key", because they would "panic" and ask what key to press en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any…
Apple doesn't own the iOS name and trademark but licenses it from Cisco Systems appleinsider.com/articles…
Apple ships their products in unmarked trucks for security purposes. irishtimes.com/business/t…
When they started Apple, the amount of memory to hold a song cost about a million dollars. youtube.com/watch?v=B7skt…
The word "Apple" didn't always refer to the specific fruit. As late as the 17th century the word was used for all fruits that weren't berries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
The Honeycrisp apple was thrown away by the University of Minnesota research team and rescued from a trash pile by one of the researchers. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The Philippines has its own version of apple pie made from coconuts and condensed milk. Buko pie is believed to be invented by Soledad Pahud, she discovered apple pie while working as a maid in the United States, she returned to the Philippines where the lack of apples led to her coconut recipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk…
Apple was fined $9 million in Australia because it misled hundreds of Australian customers by β€˜bricking’ their iPhones in a software update and then denying them repairs. The customers were informed they were no longer entitled to a repair because they had used a third party to fix their devices couriermail.com.au/techno…
Today I learned of 'elysis', a new smelting process for aluminum that releases oxygen instead of carbon dioxide. This new production process both cuts operating costs by 15% and increases production by 15%. Apple has invested $11 million in the venture behind it and is offering technical support. greentechmedia.com/articl…
That, in 2016, the European Union ordered Apple to pay Ireland $14 billion in lost taxes time.com/4472500/apple-eu…
Microsoft has, in the past, attempted to acquire Apple, Comcast, AT&T, WebMD, Best Buy, Audible and Facebook. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There was no mention of Apple as the Forbidden Fruit. Possible fruits include apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, and mushrooms. There was a misunderstanding of – or a pun on – mΔƒlum, a native Latin noun which means evil and mālum, borrowed from Greek μῆλον or apple. wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbid…
In 1972 Canadian radio station CBC held a poll to find a national simile (an answer to 'As American as apple pie'). The winning response was "As Canadian as possible under the circumstances." dougdyment.com/hscott.htm…
Black apples exist. In a remote part of Tibet grow "Black Diamond Apples". This is due to the amount of UV light they receive along with temperature fluctuations at night. today.com/food/black-appl…
Pablo Escobar's Holding Company Sells a Fold-able Phone Which Comes With a Copy of His Auto-Biography Titled "I Made Billions Selling Coke Now My Smartphones Will Destroy Apple and Samsung" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
Larry Tesler was working at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) when he first implemented Copy & Paste in the mid 70s with Tim Mott. Tesler then left PARC to join Apple in 1980. His reason was Apple had clearly gotten the idea of computers, while Xerox still thought itself a copier company. wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_…
Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, lays claim to being the birthplace of the apple, and the older name for the city "Alma-Ata" literally means "father of the apple" in the Kazakh language. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The tomato, once nicknamed "poison apple," was feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years until pizzas were invented in Naples, Italy around 1880 and tomato sauce became a key ingredient. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
An Atlanta vegan couple was sentenced to life in prison for the death of their six-week-old malnourished baby boy starved to death, who was fed a limited diet of soy milk and apple juice. stuff.co.nz/world/5613150…
People complained to the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority that Apples β€œstudio quality” iPhone camera ads were misleading. Apple won the complaint when it showed there was no real definition of what β€œstudio quality” meant. asa.org.uk/rulings/apple-…
If customers had an overheating problem with their Apple ||| computer, Apple's official solution was "Lift the computer two inches and drop it" techjunkie.com/apple-iii-…
The apple variety "Red Delicious" only exists because the unwanted apple seedling managed to regrow after being discarded. huffingtonpost.com.au/ent…
If you were to remove all the empty space in the atoms that make up all human beings on Earth, you could fit 6 billion people into a single apple. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
Planned obsolescence is illegal in France; it is a crime to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it. In early 2018, French authorities used this law to investigate reports that Apple deliberately slowed down older iPhones via software updates. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Apple has a patent for a round pizza box and has been using these boxes in their Campus cafeteria for years. theverge.com/2017/5/16/15…
On average, supermarket apples are 9-12 months old when they reach the stores. Picked slightly unripe, apples are treated with 1-methylcyclopropene, waxed and boxed, then stacked and kept in cold storage. foodrenegade.com/your-app…
The inventor of the cereal Apple Jacks is currently a professor of biological engineering at MIT and invented the cereal as a summer intern mcardle.wisc.edu/william-…
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had to submit Tetris scores to Nintendo Power under fake names because he topped the charts for so long they stopped printing his scores engadget.com/2012/07/20/s…
Fuji apples aren’t named after Mt. Fuji, but are instead named after Fujisaki, a town in the Aomori Prefecture, where they were developed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuj…
England use to have a public holiday known as 'Pinch Bum Day' (officially Oak Apple Day). On the anniversary of the restoration of King (1660) it was customary to wear oak leaves, anyone who failed to do so risked getting pinched, pelted with eggs or thrashed with stinging nettles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak…
Shellac is a shiny resin gathered from the secretions of the female lac beetle so if shellac is an ingredient it shouldn't be considered vegan. It's used on candies like jelly beans, Milk Duds, Junior Mints, Raisinette's, and others, as well as sprayed on apples to make them shiny. vrg.org/blog/2010/11/30/q…
Granny Smith Apples originated by accident, when a lady dumped a crate of old rotten French crab apples in her garden and then later found an apple sapling growing there. The tree grew to produce green tart apples that had never grown before. culinarylore.com/food-his…
The real Johnny Appleseed did plant apples on the American frontier, but that they were mostly used for hard apple cider. Safe drinking water was scarce, and apple cider was a safer alternative to drink. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The first iphone was not made by apple, but rather a tech company in nineteen-ninety-eight, by a company going by the name of infogear. gizmodo.co.uk/2015/08/the…
Johnny Appleseed was a ye olde timey land flipper : If you wanted to make a land claim, you needed an orchard. The apples were inedible. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
When Apple was building a massive data center in rural North Carolina, a couple who had lived there for 34 years refused to sell their house and plot of land worth $181,700. After making countless offers, Apple eventually paid them $1.7 million to leave. macrumors.com/2010/10/05/…
English actress Anya Major who played "Nikita" in the video for Elton John's famous pop song of the same name also played the athlete hurling the hammer at the movie screen in Apple's famous "1984" commercial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any…
Steve Jobs became a billionaire because of his work at Pixar, not because of his involvement with Apple. youtu.be/tFkRBmz8qAE?t=87
A Brazilian electronics company is legally allowed to call their phone 'iPhone' because they trademarked the word in 2000, 7 years prior to Apple's iPhone. The phone runs on Android. theverge.com/2013/9/25/47…
In the late 70s despite Apple's ads calling the Apple II 8-bit computer "best-selling", the 8-bit machine was outsold by Atari, Radio Shack and later Commodore. lowendmac.com/2003/apple-…
Clint Eastwood was sacked by Universal Studios because they thought his Adam's Apple was too large. thelifeandtimesofhollywoo…
, David Morrell, author of First Blood, has admitted that the character of John Rambo, famously portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in 5 movie adaptations, was named after a type of apple. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Apple Park, the corporate headquarters of Apple Inc, is larger than the Pentagon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Due to the way they reproduce, domesticated apples have virtually the same amount of genetic diversity as their wild cousins journals.plos.org/plosgen…
Up until the tail-end of the 18th century, tomatoes were considered poisonous, and nicknamed the β€œpoisonous apple.” It wasn’t until 1820, when Colonel Robert Johnson ate an entire basket of the fruit, that those myths were proven false tomatoandhealth.com/index…
Steve Jobs named his company "Apple" partially because he wanted it to appear in the phone book before Atari, his former workplace. businessinsider.com/apple…
Despite New York City being called "The Big Apple", New York state ranks a VERY distant second in U.S. apple production to Washington state by a 5-to-1 ratio pickyourown.org/USapplecr…
'Steve Jobs' is the name of an Italian clothing company created in 2012 when the creators realized that Apple never trademarked Jobs' name. theverge.com/tldr/2017/12…
The Bramley apple, a widespread cooking apple, and all of its trees originated from a single tree that was planted by accident 200 years ago. That tree is still alive today bitaboutbritain.com/story…
Italy fined Apple and Samsung €10m and €3m respectively for releasing software updates which deliberately slowed down their phones, thus encouraging new purchases theguardian.com/technolog…
Fraudsters in China cost Apple over $2 Billion by returning fake iPhones for refunds appleinsider.com/articles…
The original Golden Delicious apple tree was found on Anderson Mullins' family farm in Clay County, West Virginia, United States. Mullins sold the tree and propagation rights for $5000 in 1914. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Samsung, a direct competitor with Apple, actually provide many essential components in iPhones. investopedia.com/articles…
Apple ran a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal in 1981 welcoming IBM to the desktop computer market. Even though IBM would become Apple's biggest competitor, Apple felt that IBM's entry into the PC market would legitimatize the industry and ultimately help Apple. inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/37…
, in 2011 Apple had more cash than the United States Treasury Department. edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH…
The 1st iPhone Wasn’t Made by Apple: The 1st device named β€œiPhone” was made by Cisco. Apple announced their product 22 days later. Cisco sued for trademark infringement, settled out of court and both companies were allowed to use the name. However, you’ve probably never heard of Cisco's iPhone. cultofmac.com/468635/toda…
Are You Afraid of the Dark? was nominated for a NAACP award because it featured such a diverse cast. Nickelodeon turned away kids for the show that were "too Disney." Creator D.J. MacHale described "too Disney" as "apple pie, freckles, cute, over-the-top acting." mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Apple didnΒ΄t invent the touchbar. It was done by Lenovo first. youtube.com/watch?v=zT8pP…
, in 19th century Austria, women would dance with an apple slice in their armpits, at the end of the night she would offer it to the man she most fancied. If he felt the same, he would eat it!! datingnews.com/daters-pul…
Back in May 2016, in order to show the absurdities of software EULAs, the Norwegian Consumer Council did a live, word-by-word, non-stop reading of all of Apples and 3rd party EULAs on an "average" iPhone. It took them over 32 hours. youtube.com/watch?v=wi8LN…
The Haribo Goldbears green gummi bears are actually strawberry-flavored. Not green apple, not watermelon, strawberry. thedailymeal.com/eat/gree…
Apple aired a commercial during Super Bowl 1985 entitled "Lemmings" and directed by Top Gun director Tony Scott. Set to the tune of "Heigh-Ho", it features a long line of blindfolded businesspersons committing suicide. The ad was a massive failure and has never been rebroadcast. applematters.com/article/…
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and wild apples can taste like roses, strawberries, popcorn, anise, and many other flavors. 90% of modern apples can be traced back to 2 trees. davesgarden.com/guides/ar…
You would need to eat about 200 apple seeds, or about 20 whole apples to kill yourself. mnn.com/your-home/organic…
The forbidden fruit in the Bible was not an apple. It only became known as an apple when the bible was translated into Latin in the 4th century, because the word "Malus" means both apple and evil. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Apple support told customers that experienced problems with their Apple III to lift it up and drop it. It actually worked. techjunkie.com/apple-iii-…
In 2002, Fujitsu made a device called the β€œiPad,” and Apple had to pay over $4 million to Fujitsu to buy the trademark rights. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujits…
The apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity is still alive and producing fruit. york.ac.uk/physics/about/…

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