Einstein failing a math exam is a myth. He failed the entrance exam to Zurich Polytechnic because he did poorly on botany, zoology and language sections. history.howstuffworks.com…
Theophrastus's Enquiry into Plants was one of the most important books of natural history written in ancient times and a first using classification in the history of botany. He wrote that plants can grow spontaneously, from seed, or from vegetative parts of the plant enhttps:
England's "First Fleet" transporting convicts to Australia travelled over 20,000 kilometres sailing southwest to Rio de Janeiro, then east to Cape Town and finally to Botany Bay, taking 250 days in cramped unhygienic conditions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
A botany professor in Pune, India has never used electricity in 79 years. She even got her PhD by studying under candlelight. youtube.com/watch?v=xGOt1…
A work "On Plants" from the first century BC describes botany in detail, including topics like sex in plants, effects of locality on plants, parasitism, and the production of fruits and leaves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
In the world of botany there's no such thing as vegetables. It's a culinary term so there are no plants that are actually classified as vegetables. youtube.com/watch?v=Lkw37…
Sydney was named after Lord Sydney, who mever even visited Australia, but was responsible for prisons and colonies, and had devised the plan to settle convicts at Botany Bay. hillstory.com.au/hillstor…
There is a word that rhymes with orange. Sporange is a botany term that means "spore case." en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sp…
In botany, fruits are fertilised, over ripened ovaries. Additionally, eggplants, zucchini, string beans, and bell peppers are also fruits. What's more, rice, wheat, and nuts are considered dried fruit. cnx.org/contents/s8Hh0oOc…
The founder of the Botanical Museum at Harvard wanted life-like representatives of plants for teaching botany all year round, so commissioned a set of life-size glass models of 847 species. hmnh.harvard.edu/glass-fl…
In botany, "perfect" flowers are bisexual or hermaphroditic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
There is a Library Hotel in New York. Each of its ten floors has a theme, designated after a major category of the Dewey Decimal Classification with each book filled room as a genre, such as Mathematics (Room 500.001) or Botany (Room 500.004). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
In 1879 William James Beal started one of the longest running experiments in botany, the end of the study is due in 2100. amjbot.org/content/89/8/1…
Only animal can have same Genus and species name(Boops boops, hyaena hyaena, and Bison-bison for example), because it is forbidden for botany under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature merriam-webster.com/dicti…
There's a volunteer group dedicated to find dead bodies when the police fail to. They use Physical Sciences, like Botany , Geophysics, Hydrology, and Entomology. They have assisted in over 300 cases internationally. necrosearch.org/index.htm…
Napoleon intended to invade Australia, signing off on an elaborate plan formulated undercover of a French botany expedition to the young colony. quadrant.org.au/magazine/…
There is a word that rhymes with orange! Sporange is a botany term that means "spore case." thefreedictionary.com/Spo…
The ship named "Botany Bay" (Star Trek) really existed nytimes.com/learning/gene…
Strawberries don't actually have seeds on the outside. news.ncsu.edu/2016/05/str…
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…
Botanists in Kew Gardens (UK) bought a Β£1.29 bag of supermarket porcini mushrooms sourced from China and found three species of mushroom previously unknown to science. kew.org/science/news/new-…
An art professor from Syracuse University created a single tree that bears 40 different types of fruit after learning that an orchard full of 150-200 year-old native fruit trees was going to be destroyed. thehigherlearning.com/201…
Today I learned of the Tahina palm, a giant palm that can grow 18m tall, flowers once before dying, and was discovered only in 2007 when one flowered. Fewer than 100 individuals are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tah…
In 1893, the US Supreme Court determined that a tomato is legally a vegetable. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The scientist Linnaeus proposed a flower clock based on the characteristic times of petal openings and closings for various species of flowers. If such a garden was built, it would be possible to tell the time of day just by looking out in the garden! blogs.scientificamerican.…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savoy, and kohlrabi are all the same species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Many rose cultivars never produce fruit (rose hips) because the flowers are too tightly petalled to allow pollination. The flowers are beautiful but "broken" in that they don't serve the biological purpose of a flower. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun…
A rights advocacy group in Sweden disbanded after one of its founders passed away. This group gave us The Pirate Bay.

Piratbyran or The Pirate Bureau, which formed in 2003, has disbanded after one of its members, Ibrahim 'Kopimi' Botani passed away.

This group is not as popular as the Pirate Party or TPB itself but we really should give it credit for starting an era of informed debate about piracy and copyright.

The messages that TPB shut down because of this appear to be incorrect, although that would be the most popular comment you would find searching through forums.

Sorry for making this appear like a news article!

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