Today I learned of Onfim Wuz, a medieval Russian boy whose doodles and notes on a birch bark, remained preserved in the clay soil of Novgorod, Russia lithub.com/onfim-wuz-here…
During the recording process of the Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast, producer Martin Birch was involved in a car accident with a minibus transporting a group of nuns, after which he was presented with a repair bill for Β£666 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Greenland actually has a forest. It's a 9 mile stretch of birch and willow trees called the Qinngua Valley, which is located on the southern tip of the island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
Mary Kay Letourneau's father John G. Schmitz once ran for President of the United States, and was such an extreme right-winger, the ultra-conservative John Birch Society expelled him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
American Beauty actor, Thora Birch's, parents are former porn stars who both appeared in the iconic adult film Deep Throat. They also serve as her business managers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
When wooly mammoths went extinct, their territorial grassland was replaced with birch forests. This ushered in an age of forest fires so significant that it may have changed the global climate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
Maple trees aren’t the only trees tapped for syrup. The sap from Pine, Birch and Black Walnut trees also produce edible syrup. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Thora Birch's parents were porn stars who starred in the 1972 porn film "Deep Throat" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Iceland used to have birch forests, but the Viking settles cut them down then their sheep ate the saplings, preventing any kind of forest regrowth leading to the barren landscape we know of Iceland. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
Michael Birch, the founder of Bebo, sold Bebo to AOL for $850 million in 2008 only to later buy it back for only $1 million in 2013. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I learned of Senator Birch Bayh, the only person since the Founding Fathers to have authored two Constitutional amendments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum - one of the oldest ever to be discovered - was found by a British archaeology student. The discovery of the Neolithic gum, made from birch bark tar, was made by Sarah Pickin, 23, during a dig in Finland. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Suzanne Simard tested a theory that trees could communicate with each other. She discovered that when a Douglas Fir tree was in the shade, a Birch tree shared its carbon with the other tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
Former Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana was the only non-Founding Father to author two constitutional amendments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Dec 5 is traditionally the night that the horned half-demon Krampus follows St. Nicholas through the streets of Bavaria and Austria. In contrast to St. Nicholas, Krampus threatens naughty children with growls and swats from birch branches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra…
On May 12, 1963, a young Bob Dylan was scheduled to play on the Ed Sullivan Show but he walked out when the producers told him he couldn't play a song he wrote lampooning the John Birch Society. He never returned to the show. bestclassicbands.com/bob-…
That, on a daily basis, birch trees droop their branches and slow their processes down starting 2 hrs after sunset and lasting until the morning; scientists compared this to our going to sleep. It’s suspected all living organisms are subject to the circadian rhythm, which includes plants. vox.com/2016/5/19/1170069…
The Russians ignite the rockets in the Soyuz launch vehicle using a large match made of birch wood. It's called a PZU. popularmechanics.com/spac…
When Woolley mammoths died out, temperatures at high latitudes in the northern hemisphere increased by up to 0.2Β°C. This was due to birch forests (the mammoths diet) expanding and absorbing more sunlight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Chewing gum has existed since the Neolithic period. 6,000 year old chewing gum made from birch bar tar has been found with teeth marks in Kierikki, Finland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
New England's vibrant fall foliage is a result of a major hurricane that blew through the region in 1938. Ninety percent of the trees destroyed were white pines. As the forests regrew, trees with colorful leaves like oak, maple, birch, dogwood, and elm sprouted up in place of the pines. mnn.com/earth-matters/cli…
Hardcore porn actress Carol Connors is the mother of actress Thora Birch en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Bebo founders Michael & Xochi Birch sold the company to AOL in 2008 for $850 million. They then bought it back in 2013 for $1 million. bebo.com/
Thora Birch was 16 and therefore considered a minor when she shot her nude scene for "American Beauty." Her parents and child labor board members monitored the shoot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
The Hughes H-4 Hercules got the nickname "The Spruce Goose" because it was made of plywood (birch, but that would be a good nickname). Hughes hated the nickname. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
During the recording of Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast", unexplained phenomena occurred. This all climaxed when the producer, Martin Birch, was involved in a car accident with a mini-bus transporting a group of nuns, after which he was presented with a repair bill for Β£666. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Onfim, a Russian boy who lived in the 13th century, had some of his homework and notes recovered as he scratched them in soft birch bark which was preserved in the clay soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onf…
December 5th is Krampusnacht, the night that Krampus visits little children to beat the naughty ones with whips and branches from a birch tree. theawl.com/2010/12/krampu…
Today I learned of Fomitopsis betulina, a fungus exclusive to birch trees, that has been used historically to strop razors, mount beetles on, and even medicinally back to the days of Γ–tzi the iceman en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fom…
Today I learned of Chris Birch, a rugby player who transformed from a straight man to a gay man after he suffered a stroke en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A serial spanker dubbed "Spanking Tom" in 1681 would attack women in London streets, spanking them and running away. Another "Whipping Tom" in 1712 would also spank London women shouting "Spanko!" as he hit the women's butts with a birch rod. Both these men were caught and apprehended. historyhackblog.wordpress…
Before paper people wrote on birch barks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Halifax gifts Boston a mammoth Birch/Fir tree worth over $100,000 USD every year for their help after the Halifax explosion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Thora Birch was barely 17 during the filming of American Beauty imdb.com/title/tt0169547/…
Thora Birch was 16 at the time she shot her topless scene in American Beauty, and thus classified as a minor in the United States. Her parents had to approve her brief topless scene in the movie. They and child labor representatives were on the set for the shooting of the scene. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
The 'Spruce Goose' was a plane that had a wingspan of 320 feet and was made almost entirely of of birch wood en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
Thora Birch's parents were both porn stars who appeared in "Deep Throat" wikipedia.org/wiki/Thora_…
Thora Birch's parents were both in "Deep Throat"

Here's the proof: Jack Birch at about the 12-minute mark, just before the orgy scene, and Carol Connors who played the sexy nurse opposite Harry Reems.

CBS prevented Bob Dylan from singing a song condemning the the John Birch Society (the Tea Party of the 1960s) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Fred Koch, founder of Koch Industries and father of the Koch Brothers, was also a founding member of the radical right-wing political group the John Birch Society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The movie 'Dancer in the Dark' included a shot of the Icelandic musician BjΓΆrk lying on a stack of birch logs during a daydream sequence, because, in Icelandic, "BjΓΆrk" means "birch." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned of the H-4 Hercules Flying Boat, better known as the "Spruce Goose"(It was actually made of birch). It was made out of wood due to wartime restrictions, and only flew once. boeing.com/boeing/history…
Actress Thora Birch's Mother was in a dozen porn movies, including Deep Throat mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
There is a wild mushroom common in birch forests that is used as a remedy for cancer, gastritis, ulcers, and tuberculosis of the bones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned that Thora Birch's (of American Beauty) parents were porn stars (mother appeared in Deep Throat) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL for $850M in 2008 and was then bought back by them in 2013 for $1M en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beb…
Thora Birch (Ghost World, American Beauty) is the daughter of two porn stars, both of whom starred in 'Deep Throat'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Fred Koch, the patriarch of the now infamous Koch Brothers, was one of the founding members of the right wing extremist organization the John Birch Society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Moose eat willow, birch, and aspen wood in large quantities in the spring and autumn adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…

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