The Word book origins from the tree beech (in german Buche). (From Old English bōc, which in turn comes from the Germanic root *bōk-(Buch) cognate to 'beech). β€ž...many scholars remain convinced that book (Buch) and beech (Buche) are ultimately related, ...β€œ blog.oup.com/2014/06/orig…
Today I learned of Olive Ann Beech, who was known as the First Lady of Aviation. She became the first female to be president of a major aircraft company in 1950. With the motto "slowly we go", the company rolled out many new twin engine models. Beech was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1981. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Today I learned about Marcescence, where trees such as oak and beech do not necessarily shed their old, dead leaves in the fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The world’s tallest and longest hedge is in Scotland - the Meikleour Beech Hedge, planted in 1745 visitscotland.com/info/to…
The baby food company Beech-Nut once sold colored, flavored sugar water as "100% apple juice" for babies nytimes.com/1988/07/24/ma…
The myth that beech trees are not struck (or struck less) by lightning is false. Their canopy directs water down towards their smooth trunk, which creates a sheet that conducts electricity down the outside of the tree. skullsinthestars.com/2012…
The Beech Aircraft company made a 6 set, 1 ton car in 1946. It was powered by an aero engine driving a generator connected to an electric motor in each wheel. auto.howstuffworks.com/19…
Amtrak's Hoosier State train was created in 1980 to preserve a rail route to Amtrak's isolated Beech Grove heavy maintenance shops posttrib.chicagotribune.c…
Statistically, a mature tree will only produce one adult descendent throughout its lifetime. nytimes.com/2016/01/30/wo…
The Minoans, in the city of Knossos, had underground plumbing, including flushing toilets by 1900 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
Today I learned of the worlds longest and tallest hedge, reaching 30 metres in height and 530 metres in length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mei…
Technocrats seek to elect scientists and engineers instead of politicians and businessmen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
A specific honey fungus measuring 2.4 miles (3.8 km) across in the Blue Mountains in Oregon is thought to be the largest living organism on Earth. bbc.com/earth/story/20141…

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