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…
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…
Allspice is not, in fact, all the spices mixed together, but rather a type of sun-dried Central American berry. masterclass.com/articles/…
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…
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…
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are not by definition "berries" but watermelon, pumpkin or eggplant are.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
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-…
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…
Watermelon, oranges, and tomatoes are berries foodandwine.com/fruits/me…
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…
Motown founder Berry Gordy's youngest son was one half of electronic duo LMFAO en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries. stanfordmag.org/contents/…
Chuck Berry's only song to hit #1 on the charts was "My Ding-a-Ling" in 1972, beating out songs like "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley and "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues for the top spot. billboard.com/charts/hot-…
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…
Bananas do not grow on trees. The banana plant is specifically classified as an arborescent (a tree-like) perennial herb making banana a berry. pitara.com/science-for-ki…
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…
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…
The paint colour Suffolk Pink was first created by adding berries to white wash and also using pig's blood to thicken the paint. fennwright.co.uk/about-us…
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…
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…
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_…
1 cup (3.5 oz / 100 grams) of raw elderberries contain 3 milligrams of Cyanide - this is 3% of the estimated fatal dose for a 130 pound (60 kg) person. Yet the raw berries are made into syrup and gummies to treat flu and cold symptoms. Theoretically - 7.3 pounds (3,3 kg) can kill you. pedia10.com/health/nutrit…
Chuck Berry wrote "Roll Over Beethoven" in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play popular music. The lyric "roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news" refers classical composers rolling over in their graves to rock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
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…
Bananas and Tomatoes are technically berries whilst Strawberries and Raspberries are not. This is because the technical classification of a berry is any fruit derived from a single flower with one ovary, and both raspberries and strawberries stem from flowers with more than one ovary. stanfordmag.org/contents/…
The six-plumed birds of paradise, native to New Guinea, perform a courtship ritual (video) which includes preparing the stage by carefully clearing the forest floor, decorating the floor with red berries and rubbing branches with snake skin, and this is followed by an elaborate umbrella dance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
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…
An avocado is botanically a large berry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avo…
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…
Former president, Jimmy Carter, is related to founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, through his mother Lillian Gordy Carter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil…
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…
Bananas, avocados, and pumpkins are berries while raspberries and blackberries are not. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
The red-whiskered bulbul is native to tropical parts of Asia, but the bird has also established itself on other continents including many Pacific islands. In Florida they feed on fruits and berries of as many as 24 exotic fruit plants including loquat aiding in its dispersal and propagation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Halle Berry used to go on AOL chatrooms anonymously to have normal conversations. Whenever she revealed her true identity, no one believed her. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/enter…
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…
After the Supremes song "Nothing But Heartaches" didn't make the top ten after a string of number-one hits, Motown chief Berry Gordy circulated a memo stating they they would release nothing less than top ten songs for any artist, and for the Supremes, they would only release number-one records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_H…
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…
Rock pioneer Chuck Berry was invited to play the White House in 1979 at the request of President Jimmy Carter. Berry continued to tour well into his eighties and showed up at St. Louis’ Blueberry Hill for his monthly Wednesday residency gig until from 1996 through 2014 liveforlivemusic.com/feat…
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…
The oldest known gravestone in the United States is for Grace Berry, who died in 1625. mysendoff.com/2012/11/is-…
The earliest verifiable evidence of alcohol comes from Jiahu, China (7000–6650 BC). Chemical analysis shows it was a fermented drink made of grapes, hawthorn berries, honey, and rice. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Black Currants were outlawed in America in 1911 due to it spreading tree disease and impacting the timber industry; thus many Americans don't even know about this berry that is very popular in England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Allspice is commonly thought to be a blend up multiple spices, but is actually the ground berry of a single evergreen tree. It features flavors similar to cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. mccormick.com/articles/mc…
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…
That, according to the scientific definition of the term, bananas, pumpkins, and watermelons are all considered berries, whereas blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Conifer trees do not produce berries, but can produce sweet meaty cones that resemble berries. Thus juniper berries, which flavor gin, are actually cones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
In the 1880s and 1890s, 'dude’ was another word for β€˜dandy’. In 1888 New York socialite and Chow dog enthusiast Evander Berry Wall (1861-1940), dubbed King of the Dudes, won a 'Battle of the Dudes' twice. He owned 5000 neckties and once changed clothes 40 times between breakfast and dinner. headstuff.org/culture/his…
Although Chuck Berry is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll, his only #1 in the US was a novelty song in 1972: My Ding-a-ling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Chuck Berry released β€œLady B. Goode” in 2017, written from the perspective of a rock star’s wife as he rises in fame. The song borrows heavily from 1958’s β€œJohnny B. Goode” both in structure, riffs, and lyrics spin.com/2017/05/chuck-be…
Today I learned of Jānis PΔ«nups. Presumed killed in World War II, he deserted the Red Army. To avoid being caught, he hid in the forest until 1995, constructing bunkers to hide in. Only his siblings knew he was alive, and he helped them gather forest mushrooms and berries under the cover of night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C…
Today I learned about the Miracle Berry aka Sideroxylon dulcificum that produces a substance called Miraculin, this causes after ingest, normally-sour-tasting acidic foods, such as citrus, to be perceived as very sweet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
Rock pioneer Chuck Berry didn't rehearse, do a sound check, or even provide a song list for his back up band and he didn't care if the resulting show was ragged. He always signed for shows as a solo artist, after his booking agency told him it meant more money for him blogs.weta.org/boundaryst…
The tomato is a berry. Its English name derives from the Aztec word for "fat or swelling fruit," and its Latin name literally means "wolf peach." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
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…
Halle Berry refused to shower for 10 days to accurately portray a drug-addicted prostitute in Spike Lee's 1991 movie Jungle Fever. She felt sorry for co-star Samuel L. Jackson, "(I played) a foul-mouthed crack-smoking hoe. It’s true (I didn’t wash), ask Sam Jackson, he had to get a whiff of it!" torontosun.com/2012/11/02…
After Marvin Gaye recorded β€œWhat’s Going On”, he played it for Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. who said it was β€œthe worst thing I heard in my life.” Only after Gaye threatened to leave the label was it released, becoming massive hit and considered 4th greatest song of all time by the Rolling Stone. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Knott's Berry Farm did a Cinco de Mayo promotion where guests would enter the park for only 5 cents. The park closed its gates at 10 a.m. after reaching capacity, turning away 4,000 people from the park, and getting so hectic that over 200 officers in riot gear were called in to restore order. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
That scientifically (by the botanical definition) Bananas, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Grapes and Eggplants are berries and Strawberries, Blackberries, Mulberries and Raspberries are not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
There is a berry when consumed will change your taste buds.it will make vinegar taste like apple juice and lemon and Tabasco taste like candy. nytimes.com/2008/05/28/di…
Angela Bassett turned down the role of Leticia in "Monster's Ball" despite not having had a lead movie role in four years because she found the part stereotypical and demeaning. Halle Berry took the role and became the first African-American actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress in the film ew.com/article/2002/06/24…
A banana tree is not really a tree, but a perennial herb, a distant cousin of ginger. Bananas are technically berries. gardenbetty.com/a-banana-…
The name strawberry is probably a corruption of "strewn berry" referencing when a strawberry plant spreads, its berries were strewn about the ground. Other sources suggest its name stems from the fact that English youth picked wild strawberries and sold them impaled on grass straws. ipm.missouri.edu/meg/2012…
Today I learned that a banana is actually not a fruit but considered a berry bbc.co.uk/newsround/43421…
Despite growing up to 40 feet (12 meters) a banana plant is classified as a herbaceous perennial, as it does not have a trunk, branches or woody tissues. Botanically speaking, bananas are considered berries. Other berries are tomatoes, grapes, and kiwis. homeguides.sfgate.com/ban…
Pineapples are just a bunch of berries fused together. bestfoodfacts.org/questio…
It is a tradition in Japan to create rabbits out of snow that is called Yukiusagi, they use berries or red food dye for the eyes and bamboo leaves for the ears mamalisa.com/blog/how-sno…
In February 2000, Halle Berry ran a red light and collided with a woman’s car before speeding off betrending.com/celebs-tha…
According to legend an Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night. perfectdailygrind.com/201…
The scientific definition of a berry includes grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, bananas, chili peppers, persimmons, watermelons, and pumpkins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Huckleberry bushes only grow fruit in the Wild and all attempts to Cultivate a berry producing plant from seed have failed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huc…
Strawberries are not berries, but Avocados and Pumpkins are. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
There's a fruit called "Miracle Berry" that, when eaten, causes your taste buds to not detect sour flavor for about half an hour, causing sour foods to taste sweet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode original lyrics were β€œlittle colored boy” but was later changed to β€œlittle country boy” because of the racial climate in America during the late 1950’s. theguardian.com/music/200…
Coffee Beans come from Bright Red and Purple berries wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee…
Chuck Berry, who hadn’t released an album of new material since 1979, was finishing up β€œChuck” when he died in 2017. It includes β€œLady B. Goode,” a follow-up to Berry’s classic β€œJohnny B. Goode,” nearly 60 years after the original was released knoxnews.com/story/entert…
That- botanically- bananas, pumpkins, watermelons, grapes, and eggplants are all types of berries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Strawberries and Raspberries are NOT Berries, but tomatoes, eggplants, bananas and pineapples are procaffenation.com/know-l…
They harvest cranberries by flooding the cranberry farm, so the berries float and can be skimmed from the top of the water. youtu.be/cwAY_c8G8us
Paul McCartney used the bass riff from β€˜Talkin’ About You’ by Chuck Berry in β€˜I Saw Her Standing There." While that would seem to be a clear case of plagiarism, The Beatles learned that you could lift bass lines without running afoul of the law. (Apparently, the same goes for drum beats.) cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Halle Berry's stunt double in Catwoman was a man. Hawaiian-born Nito Larioza was the same height/skin color and wore Red Lipstick and a cat suit for the filming cinema.com/news/item/7091…
Halle Berry was the first woman to collect her Worst Actress award in person at the Razzie Awards, saying "I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-shit, god-awful movie." mtv.com/news/1497569/hall…
There was some controversy to the inclusion of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode' on the Voyager Golden Record. Carl Sagan was told that rock music was adolescent. Sagan responded, "There are a lot of adolescents on the planet." smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Nintendo produced a cereal in 1988 called the Nintendo Cereal System which had two vertical bags, each containing a different cereal. One side was the "Super Mario Bros. Action Series" and the other was the "Zelda Adventure Series", consisting of fruity or berry flavored characters and items. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
Today I learned of a three year old Russian girl who survived for 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and returned with rescuers. siberiantimes.com/other/o…
Keith Richards once snuck into Chuck Berry's dressing room, and started playing his guitar when he saw it sitting there. When Berry came in and saw Richards playing his guitar, he proceeded to punch him in the face. guitarworld.com/artists/t…
Bananas are classified as true berries, strawberries are not alumni.stanford.edu/get/p…
Bananas are berries, but raspberries and strawberries are not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Acai berries contain theobromine and are as dangerous to dogs as chocolate nasc.cc/pet-university/ch…
, not only are eggplants fruits, they're technically classified as a berry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
The electronic music duo LMFAO is comprised of a son and a grandson of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy III en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMF…
Botanically, strawberries are not berries. Neither are raspberries or blackberries. But bananas, eggplants, and pumpkins are. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
99.9% percent of Americans have never tasted blackcurrant, a widely popular berry in Europe. They were outlawed for almost a century because they spread a fungus that killed white pine trees. blackcurrant-iba.com/wp-c…
The New Zealand Pigeon (KererΕ«) eats lots of berries and can become β€œdrunk” off of them, making them crash into and fall out of trees kererudiscovery.org.nz/ab…
Bananas, Oranges, Eggplants, And Grapes Are Berries. Strawberries, Blackberries And Raspberries Are Not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Scientists placed two phonograph records on the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which contain recordings of greetings in 55 languages, whale songs, recordings by Mozart, Chuck Berry, and various other cultural songs, with the hope that any extraterrestrials out there will hear what Earth sounds like. voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/gold…
TIL Historically, Gin and Tonics were used to both cure and prevent malaria, with the quinine in tonic water having antimalarial properties. Juniper berries, one of the main ingredients in all forms of Gin, contain antioxidants, good for hair, skin flaviar.com/blog/what-doe…
Bananas are actually Berries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Christmas tradition dictates that a man is allowed to kiss any woman standing underneath mistletoe and that bad luck will befall any woman who refuses the kiss. With each kiss a berry is to be plucked from the mistletoe and the kissing must stop after all the berries have been removed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
The Wilderness Dance Hall at Knotts Berry Farm was once a famous boxing and wrestling venue before being relocated to the park socaluncensored.com/2018/…

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