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 is no such thing as a vegetable in biology. What we call vegetables are really just parts of plants. Asparagus is the stalk of a plant. Broccoli is the flower of a plant, etc. popula.com/2019/02/20/veg…
Asparagus grow into ferns up to 2 m (6.5 ft) tall and produce small red berries that are inedible. extension.umd.edu/hgic/to…
Researchers sent out surveys to 23AndMe users asking if they noticed a smell when peeing after eating asparagus. Using the 53% that said "Yes", they were able to isolate the specific part of the DNA that determines whether you can smell asparagus pee. mindthesciencegap.org/201…
Asparagus takes 3 years to grow from seed to harvest. gardeners.com/how-to/grow…
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. ""The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine", food taster Margot Woelk recalled cbc.ca/news/world/hitler-…
Lillies are in the same natural group (clade) as asparagus!. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Today I learned that Penn & Teller first performed together 45 years ago at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, sometimes with a third performer, billed as "The Asparagus Valley Cultural Society." power96radio.com/penn-tel…
In 2015, Whole Foods tried to sell Asparagus Water for $6 (literally three stalks of asparagus in a bottle of water). Twitter users made fun of the company for selling such a ridiculously pricey item. The company's CEO then issued an apology and pulled off the product from the shelves. usatoday.com/story/money/…
Creme Puff the oldest cat ever recorded with 38 years and 3 days (1967-2005) had an usual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Per kilogram, asparagus has a larger carbon footprint than pork or veal theplate.nationalgeograph…
Asparagus leaves a distinctly unpleasant and sulfuric odor in your urine. Researchers claim that about 40% of people can distinguish the smell to varying degrees. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned that eating asparagus creates a distinctively smelling pee every time, but not everyone can detect this odor. huffpost.com/entry/aspara…
After digesting asparagus, we produce volatile compounds that make our pee smell, but genetically, only some people can detect them chemistryhall.com/asparag…
Every spring, Germans go crazy for white asparagus. The Spargelzeit (Time of the asparagus) is celebrated with numerous asparagus festivals throughout the country and practically every restaurant features the vegetable prominently on a special menu. germanfoods.org/german-fo…
Consuming asparagus affects the smell of urine, but only 22% of the population have the gene to smell it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Only about 22% of people have the genes necessary to smell "asparagus pee" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Only 40% of people can smell the nasty odor in pee after eating asparagus, with a higher proportion of men patch.com/us/across-ameri…
Asparagus touches 20 hands between field and market; is hugely labor-intensive to produce; and grows 7" per day cuesa.org/article/true-co…
Most people lack the gene to detect the distinctive scent of asparagus in their urine medicalxpress.com/news/20…
The way white asparagus is grown is that it's covered in a thick layer of mulch and dark plastic so that no sunlight reaches the spears.This way the vegetable never gets a chance to turn green because no photosynthesis takes place. modernfarmer.com/2014/07/…
One man had the world's oldest living cat, 38 years old, and another that lived to be 34. It has been suggested that their longevity may be attributable to an unusual diet of bacon and eggs, asparagus, and broccoli en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Eating asparagus, broccoli, okra and citrus fruits can increase semen volume. livestrong.com/article/99…
Only 22% of the population have the autosomal genes required to smell the odor that asparagus gives urine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Agave is part of the Asparagus family. theawl.com/2017/06/the-ag…
White asparagus is the same as green asparagus except that it's kept buried when growing so no photosynthesis occurs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
In an Iron Chef episode centered around the ingredient "asparagus", a challenger claimed to have used over $1,000 worth of lobster to "simply flavor his asparagus". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
White Asparagus and Green Asparagus are actually the same vegetable. White Asparagus is grown under a cover or soil, so that photosynthesis never happens to it. cooksillustrated.com/how_…
The world's oldest cat lived to 38 years and 3 days, due in part to its diet of bacon, eggs, asparagus and brocolli en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Asparagus takes about 4 years to grow from seed to full season harvest. asparagus-lover.com/harve…
Only about 22% of the population has the ability to smell the effect that eating Asparagus has on urine odor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
White asparagus is grown in total darkness, to prevent photosynthesis from taking place asparagusgardener.com/asp…
Asparagus was once included in the emergency ration kits given to American pilots because it made their urine attractive to fish, making them easier to catch. science1.knoji.com/how-to…
There are 4 types of people. Those who produce and detect a funny smell in their urine after eating asparagus, those who don't produce it but can detect it, those who produce it but can't detect it, and those who don't produce it and can't detect it. bbc.com/future/story/2014…
A man in Texas has owned two cats that both lived to be more than 30 years old, making them the oldest house cats ever recorded. He fed them a diet of bacon, eggs, asparagus, and broccoli, among other things. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Asparagus takes from as little as 2 years all the way up to 4 years to grow from initial planting to harvest stage... and that the United States is the #1 Importer of Asparagus in the world. onthegreenfarms.com/fruit…
Ancient Romans are said to have frozen asparagus in the Alps for the feast of Epicurious to eat it out-of-season, and the Emperor Augustus is said to have built a fleet of ships to transport asparagus around the Roman Empire. asparagus-lover.com/histo…
Only about 22% of the population have the autosomal genes required to smell "asparagus urine" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Asparagus doesn't make everyone's pee smell and there are people who, due to genetics, can't smell asparagus pee. bbc.com/future/story/2014…
There is a yearly deep fried asparagus eating championship. TIL there is deep fried asparagus. asparagusfest.com/activit…
Learned that the oldest cat ever, who lived to be 38, was fed an unusual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream. The same owner had another cat that is claimed to have lived to be 34, which was fed the same diet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Only 22% of people can smell the distinct odor in urine which comes from eating asparagus. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
George Washington Carver didn't invent peanut butter, and actually invented a hilarious list of peanut things, including "substitute asparagus" tuskegee.edu/about_us/leg…
"asparagus pee" isn't something every nose can detect & that you need a specific gene to smell it allasparagus.com/asparagu…
Eating asparagus makes your urine smell different, but only 22% of people have the genes to detect it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Dolley Madison, wife to US President James Madison, preferred oyster flavored ice cream at dinner parties held at the white house. Other popular ice cream flavors at the time included Parmesan cheese ice cream and asparagus ice cream. pbs.org/food/features/ice…
A challenger chef in Iron Chef Japan used 30 high-grade lobsters (said to worth over $1000) just to add flavour to 6 sticks of asparagus. The lobsters were never eaten and discarded. youtu.be/oFzU6Q-3QYU?t=19…
Asparagus makes everyone's pee smell funny, but only 25% of the population can actually notice the difference. Similar to how only a fraction of the population can smell or taste cyanide. webmd.com/food-recipes/fe…
During the filming of "The African Queen," Humphry Bogart consumed nothing but baked beans, canned asparagus, and Scotch Whiskey. Because of this, he was one of the only members of the cast not to contract dysentery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Marcel Proust loved asparagus pee smell, as it, "transforms my chamber-pot into a flask of perfume." webmd.com/food-recipes/wh…

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