Today I learned about Mangold Hurling, a sport where competitors stand in a basket and hurl mangelwurzels (a relative of the beet) at a target. The winner is crowned Mangold King and the prize is to select the Mangold Queen from among the Mangold Maids. mangoldhurling.co.uk/
Over 50% of sugar in the US comes from sugar beets, not cane sugar. cropwatch.unl.edu/history…
Dwight from The Office nearly got a spinoff called "The Farm". It would have focused on expert beet-farmer Dwight, his brother Jeb, and his sister Fannie take over the land that his aunt left behind. However, people did not receive this idea well, saying that it was too late for a spinoff. screenrant.com/dwight-off…
Eating beets can cause pink urine healthline.com/health/bee…
The same chemical which gives beets their "earthy" taste is also partially responsible for the smell the occurs when rain falls after a long dry spell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Researchers at Yale cooked 4000-year old Babylonian stews from recipes written on ancient clay tablets, including a stew made from onion and leeks, beets, and broth of lamb youtube.com/watch?v=qfqhJ…
Quinoa is botanically a relative of swiss chard and beets rather than a β€œtrue” grain. wholegrainscouncil.org/wh…
10-14% of people can’t properly process the red pigment in beets, leading to what looks like bloody urine/feces. livestrong.com/article/52…
Many areas are using a beet juice and salt mixture on their roads to keep them from freezing over. The beet juice prevents roads from icing over in temperatures up to -25Β°C, making it more effective than using a salt brine. A beet juice mixture is also less toxic to the environment. thestar.com/news/canada/2…
There was almost a "The Office" spin-off called "The Farm," about Dwight's beet farm and b&b. thefutoncritic.com/news/2…
If you eat a large serving of beets, you'll pee orange for about a day colorofurine.com/why-is-m…
The first jack-o-lanterns were made out of turnips and beets rather than pumpkins. pumpkinnook.com/facts/jac…
The parsnip was used as a sweetener in Europe before the arrival of cane and beet sugars. canr.msu.edu/news/parsnip…
Liam Neeson shot The Grey in -20 degree temperatures. When his face is beet red, it's not because he's wearing makeup. filmschoolrejects.com/fea…
The Pepsi Co. Throwback line (including Mountain Dew) is sweetened by beet sugar instead of cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
There are only nine genetically modified crops commercially available in the US: sweet and field corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, potatoes, and squash gmoanswers.com/current-gm…
McDonald's in New Zealand serves a "Kiwiburger" that tops a beef patty with a fried egg and a slice of beet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiw…
Today I learned about beeturia - the phenomenon of having red or pink urine or stool after eating beets. justbeetit.com/beet-blog-…
Hamburgers in Australia commonly include beets, pineapple, and/or fried egg. en.wikipedia.org/?title=H…
In 1998 watch maker Swatch tried to introduce a metric system of time measurement they called beets where they took the day and divided it up into a 1000 beets. It never caught on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swa…
Today I learned of former death row inmate Betty Lou Beets, who shot her first husband, shot her second twice, ran her third over and murdered both her fourth and fifth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Beet Juice is now being used to deice the roads deeproot.com/blog/blog-en…
The metabolic rate of a dormant scorpion can be lower than that of a root vegetable like a carrot or beet. youtu.be/8Qa518WOBK0
Some cities use Beet Juice or Cheese brine on roads during snowy weather. The Beet juice increases rock salt’s ice melting capacity. The brine is a waste product and the state gets it for free from dairy farms time.com/5761/salt-shorta…
Jack-o-Lanterns were originally made out of turnips & mangelwurzels (field beets) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Chard and beets are the same plant, Beta vulgaris. The chard is the part growing aboveground, and the beet is the root. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
The season nine episode of The Office "The Farm" (the one where Dwight's relatives visit) was intended as the backdoor pilot for a planned show featuring the extended Schrute family living on a beet farm. deadline.com/2012/01/the-…
The sugar beet, one of the world's main sources of sugar, was first put into large-scale cultivation by Napoleon Bonaparte after France lost Haiti in a slave revolt and was blockaded by the British en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sug…
After you eat a lot of beets your urine can turn pink and the temporary condition is referred to as Beeturia en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Beets, arugula, and your saliva has more nitrates than you will ever find in preserved foods like bacon or lunch meat. Nutritionfacts.org/video/…
Some plants, like potatoes, carrots, and beets, often taste sweeter in the winter because they break down some of their energy stores into simple sugars. These sugars are stored in the plant's cells and act like antifreeze in a process called "cold-sweetening." host.madison.com/wsj/news…
Jack-o'-lanterns were once made out of turnips, beets, and potatoes... not pumpkins. history.com/topics/hallow…
Just three months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the province of British Columbia evacuated 16,000 Japanese-Canadians from the area. Of these, 2000 were forced to work on sugar beet farms in the prairies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Jack-o'-lanterns were once made out of turnips and beets. Not pumpkins. boldlist.net/top-5-things…
55% the sugar produced in the US is actually derived from a large white beet called a sugar beet, while only 45% is made from sugarcane. ers.usda.gov/topics/crops…
Civil war soldiers often had to make their "coffee" out of burned beets, acorns, wood splinters and other randomly boiled things because they couldn't get real coffee beans. coffeemakersusa.com/bad-c…
Geosmin is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma produced by an Actinobacteria, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent (petrichor) that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather or when soil is disturbed. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
Eating beets can turn your pee red fitsugar.com/Connection-B…
The US didn't annex Cuba after the Spanish-American war because domestic beet sugar farms didn't want to compete with Cuba's sugar production en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Some cities fight icy roads with cheese, beets, pickles, and potatoes. accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Beeturia (red urine from eating beets) is due to the presence of oxalic acid in the digestive system rather than a single gene udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythbe…
The simple rustic way to make my own sugar from sugar beets, and nothing goes to waste in this time-tested process. expertprepper.com/make_yo…
Eating beets can turn your urine and stool red. That was a little scary. wrongdiagnosis.com/sympto…
Most beets cultivated and eaten today are descended from hybridized varieties developed by one beet lab in Wisconsin livestrong.com/article/41…
The eight juices in V8 are tomato, spinach, celery, carrot, beet, lettuce, watercress and parsley. v8juice.com/Benefits_V8.a…
Beet juice is used in tractor tires to maintain ballast in cold weather. patents.justia.com/patent…

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