Cloudberries are an extremely rare berry because they cannot be grown commercially and can only harvested in the mountains,mainly Scandinavia. mylittlenorway.com/2011/0…
After Chuck Berry accused Brian Wilson of stealing the melody of "Sweet Little Sixteen" for "Surfin' USA", the Beach Boys' manager gave Berry the copyright to the tune. He didn't tell the members of the band, however, who learned 25 years later that they weren't getting royalties from the song. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Potato plants grow poisonous berries that look like small tomatoes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Chuck Berry wrote the song "You Never Can Tell" (which is the soundtrack to the dance sequence in Pulp Fiction) while he was incarcerated in federal prison. He was jailed for transporting a 14-year-old girl across state lines, a violation of the Mann Act. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Ariel Castro, the kidnapper who locked up and abused 3 missing girls including Amanda Berry for 10 years, committed suicide one month into his 1,000 year prison sentence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Missouri Deer poacher David Berry Jr Deer sentenced to watch Bambi in prison bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Most berries aren't actually berries (Blackberries, Raspberries, Mulberries, Strawberries, etc.) but things without berry in the name are (Bananas, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, Avocados, etc.) healthline.com/nutrition/…
The Beach Boys stole "Surfin' USA" from Chuck Berry's song "Sweet Little Sixteen" mentalfloss.com/article/9…
The opening guitar riff in Chuck Berry's iconic Johhny B Goode was copied from a song recorded 12 years earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain…
Certain fruits with a hard skin are actually berries, known as pepos. Some examples are gourds, watermelons, and pumpkins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about Henrie Berry Lowrie who lead a gang of American Indian, White, and African-American men in 1860's NC. The Lowry Gang fought the Confederates, fought the white establishment during Reconstruction, only robbed people who could afford it, and shared their profits with the poor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Pumpkin is not a vegetable, scientifically it is a berry. countryliving.com/gardeni…
For John Wick: Parabellum (2019) five dogs played Halle Berry's two sidekicks and she did the regular training herself so that on-set, the dogs actually followed her and no one had to give commands from off-camera ew.com/movies/2019/05/16/…
White Drupelet Syndrome/Disorder. When blackberries or raspberries are exposed to too much direct sunlight or high temperatures, some of the drupelets (the little sections of the berry) will turn white, usually in a solid block or area. They are safe to eat, but most don't make it into stores. susansinthegarden.com/201…
In his songs, Chuck Berry articulated every word, with precise diction and no noticeable accent, leading some listeners and concert promoters, used to a different kind of rhythm-and-blues singer, to initially think he was white. Teenagers didn't care about his race adn.com/nation-world/2017…
Chuck Berry played the Gibson ES-335 guitar from when it was issued in 1958, the same year as his hit single β€œSweet Little Sixteen” until his death, when he was buried with it. Eric Clapton hoped to impress Berry by appearing on stage with a Gibson ES-350TN but Berry never noticed americanbluesscene.com/wh…
The drummer for R.E.M., Bill Berry, suffered an aneurysm on stage in 1995, then decided to quit the band along with the whole music industry and took up farming en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Many products that claim to include blueberries actual contain blueberry juice or imitations of blueberries. Imitation blue berries are often made of corn syrup and blue dye. Kellogg's justified the lack of blueberries in one of their cereals by defining "blueberry muffin" as a flavor. consumerreports.org/cro/m…
Today I learned Bananas, Cucumbers, and Pumpkins are berries. However Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Cherries are not berries. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Keith Richards went backstage at a Chuck Berry show and plucked the strings on Berry's guitar which prompted Berry to punch Richards giving him a black eye. billboard.com/articles/co…
Chuck Berry wrote 'Johnny B. Goode' as an autobiographical song about a poor boy who masters the guitar and becomes famous. Berry grew up on Goode Ave. in St. Louis. time.com/4707769/chuck-be…
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…
When Franken Berry cereal used to contain a pigment that caused kid's poops to turn pink. It was referred to as "Franken Berry Stool". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Halle Berry hated the movie Catwoman so much she showed up in person to accept her Razzie award. In her acceptance speech she said "I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of shit god-awful movie." (Speech starts at 2:25) youtube.com/watch?v=U-7s_…
In 2014, a three-year-old girl, Karina Chikitova, survived 11 days in the Siberian wilderness with only her dog for company. She ate wild berries and drank from a river, curling up next to her dog for warmth. She was saved when her dog went back to her village and guided rescuers to her. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014…
Today I learned about former American slave, John Berry Meachum, who began teaching classes for black people on a steamboat in the middle of the Mississippi River to work around the state of Missouri's prohibition of black education. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Ancient Veggies Were Small, Unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers nationalgeographic.com/cu…
Allspice is not, in fact, all the spices mixed together, but rather a type of sun-dried Central American berry. masterclass.com/articles/…
In 2004, Sylvia Browne, a psychic, told the mother of a Cleveland kidnapping victim (Amanda Berry) on the Montel Williams Show her daughter was dead. In 2006, the mother passed away without ever knowing her daughter was still alive and being held captive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Today I learned about Henry Berry Lowrie. Lowrie was born to a mixed-race family during the civil war, and in 1865, saw his family executed for owning weapons. He led a gang of Indians, African-Americans, and white men, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He disappeared at 27, and was never caught. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The Voyager I and II space probes, which are currently racing through interstellar space, each include a golden record with 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music (including Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Good') smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Mistletoe, commonly seen during Christmas with people kissing under it, is a parasitic plant that kills trees and produces poisonous berries. blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-t…
Today I learned about Windjammer Surf Racers, a roller coaster that was so bad and poorly designed that the park, Knotts Berry Farm, sued the ride’s manufacturer, TOGO, for its issues. The park won, causing the company to go bankrupt. thecoasterkings.com/this-…
The last Duke of Berry (assassinated in 1820) was survived by his pregnant wife and three pregnant mistresses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not by definition "berries" but watermelon, pumpkin or eggplant are.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
When Halle Berry won a Worst Actor Razzie award for her role in Catwoman, she showed up in person to collect the award. She spoke while holding her Academy Award from Monster's Ball in one hand and the Razzie in the other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Actress Halle Berry was in an abusive relationship with co-actor Wesley Snipes. At one point he hit her so hard she lost 80% of her hearing in one ear. respectability.org/2018/0…
A woman tried to sue the Captain Crunch cereal company because she believed crunch berries were real fruit for 4 years before she found out they were just cereal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Based on the botanical definition, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries aren’t technically berries while bananas, watermelons, tomatoes and eggplants technically are berries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Motown founder Berry Gordy's youngest son was one half of electronic duo LMFAO en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Potato Plants Can Form Berries Which Are Toxic cultivariable.com/potato-…
In 2004 Amanda Berry's mother appeared on tv and was told by a famous Psychic that her daughter was dead and went on to repeat her "final words". She died a few years later, not knowing that her daughter was not only alive but she was watching the segment as it aired theguardian.com/world/201…
Watermelon, oranges, and tomatoes are berries foodandwine.com/fruits/me…
Birds get drunk sometimes and fall, stumble, and crash into windows. In 2010 about 50 dead birds were found and a report showed nearby berries had high enough ethanol levels to intoxicate them. In 2018 berries fermented as a result of an early frost and a town was full of confused, erratic birds nytimes.com/2018/10/07/sc…
Berry College in Rome,GA (USA), is the largest contiguous college campus in the world, consisting of 27,000 acres. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about popsicles that don’t melt. After the 2011 tsunami, scientists helping strawberry farmers in Japan salvage damaged crops accidentally discovered that liquid polyphenol extracted from the berries caused cream to solidify. This lead to Kanazawa Ice pops, which can stay frozen up to an hour. asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles…
Coffee was originally chewed. The very first African tribes who consumed coffee actually ground the berries up, added animal fat and rolled their new inventions into little balls which they consumed. science.howstuffworks.com…
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries. stanfordmag.org/contents/…
Banana trees aren’t trees but are actually the largest herb. As well as the bananas are actually berries not fruit thedailymeal.com/cook/ban…
Movie 43 (2013) took 10 yrs to start production, has 14 directors, filled with A-lists like Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman and 32 others resulting in a 5% rotten tomato and 6 golden raspberry nominations and 3 wins, including worst director, worst picture, worst screenplay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mov…

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