Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus Foetidus) is one of the few plants in the world with thermogenic properties. It can generate internal temperatures from 27-63Β°F through cellular respiration. wikipedia.org/wiki/Symplo…
Coleco, the maker of the ColecoVision video game console was founded as the Connecticut Leather Company selling leather products to shoe repair shops. They went on to make above-ground pools before moving into video games. They also created the iconic Cabbage Patch Kid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In Alaska, plants can grow freakishly large due to the 20 hours of sunshine they receive per day - which gives them a photosynthesis bonus. Examples include 138 lb cabbage, 65 lb cantaloupe, & 35 lb broccoli. A noted side effect is that the produce is also much sweeter due to the extra sunlight. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The term "Banana Republic" is from the 1904 novel "Cabbages and Kings" which is itself named after the famous poem "The Walrus and The Carpenter" from Louis Carrol's "Through the Looking Glass." The term refers to Anchuria as a "small maritime banana republic". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
The South Korean baseball association banned players from placing a cabbage leaf under their hats during games. Except with the provision of a doctor's note in advance. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Some people don't like vegetables like cabbage and broccoli due to genes that make their taste buds super sensitive to having more of a protein that interlocks with phenylthiocarbamide, causing the sensation of bitterness. A very similar compound is found in brassicas, causing a similar reaction learn.genetics.utah.edu/c…
In 2010, Korea temporarily removed tariffs on napa cabbage and radish imports because heavy rains and subsequent loss of crops, and therefore lack of kimchi, was considered a national crisis koreatimes.co.kr/www/news…
Today I Learned that you can’t find broccoli in the wild since it was created by humans by breeding it from wild cabbage. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
, when Americans take pictures, we're usually asked to say "cheese", in China they say, "eggplant" and in Bulgaria they say, "cabbage", among other things in other countries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Say…
β€œThe Mustards” family of plants (Brassicaceae) contain the following members (Genera), Mustard, Broccoli, Rapeseed (aka Canola), Horseradish, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Kale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Draconian laws are named after the 1st Greek legislator, Draco, who meted out severe punishment for very minor offenses. These included enforced slavery for any debtor whose status was lower than that of his creditor and the death sentence for stealing a cabbage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Broccoli is a human innovation and a man-made food, being a result of the selective breeding of wild cabbage plants started around the 6th century BC awesci.com/broccoli-is-ma…
Sour Patch Kids were originally called Mars Men, but the name changed in 1985 to capitalize on the popularity of Cabbage Patch Kids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage are all the same plant species, just with different pressures from artificial selection. vox.com/xpress/2014/8/6/5…
Corned Beef & Cabbage (a favorite St. Patrick's Day dish in America) isn't Irish whatliesbeyond.boards.net…
Broccoli is a man made vegetable. It’s a human invention made from wild cabbage. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Babe Ruth wore chilled cabbage leafs under his baseball hat to keep cool. He’d replace them every couple of innings. biography.com/news/babe-r…
All of the following are simply different cultivars of this exact same species(Brassica olaracea): Broccoli, Chinese broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Red cabbage, Cone cabbage, Kale Kohlrabi, Collard greens, Romanesco, Broccolini and several more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned of Gregory Blackstock, an autistic savant born in Seattle who spent his working life as a pot washer. He has created visual lists - astonishingly meticulous drawings of such diverse subjects as The Great Cabbage Family, Classical Clowns, Shoes, American Lighthouses and Great Italian Roosters. brainpickings.org/2011/12…
The first narrative film (The Fairy of the Cabbage) was made by Alice Guy-BlachΓ©, the first female director ever in 1896. She was also the first director to use an all African-American cast (different movie) independent.co.uk/life-st…
In the 1983 Cabbage Patch riots, over-demand for dolls led to a series of violent customer fights at several retail stores in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab…
There is a gene called TAS2R38 and particular variants you’re born with determine how much you like certain vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. bicycling.com/news/a29777…
There is a Cabbage Patch Kids hospital where you can witness the birthing of a Cabbage Patch Kid cabbagepatchkids.com/page…
Roman emperor Diocletian retired in 305 AD to grow cabbages and tend to his vegetable gardens. wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocle…
During WWI American sauerkraut makers renamed their product β€œLiberty Cabbage” to prevent a loss of sales due to the German name of the product. timesmachine.nytimes.com/…
Today I learned about "Ivan the Cabbage," who formed an army of peasants in 1277, conquered Bulgaria in 1278, ruled as emperor in 1279, was deposed by the nobles in 1280, and fled to the Mongols who promptly executed him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iva…
During WWI, due to concerns the public would reject their product, American sauerkraut makers relabeled it as "Liberty Cabbage". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau…
Broccoli is man made. Even though it was made over 2000 years ago. By farmers breeding different types of cabbage ponderweasel.com/broccoli…
Kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and kohlrabi were all selectively bred from the mustard plant. sites.google.com/site/sel…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savoy, kohlrabi and others are all technically the same plant. Through history, different cultures bred the plant to express different qualities, creating the varied cultivars we see today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
In order to reduce the risk of sudden fires from astronauts farts, NASA once took broccoli, cabbage, beans, and sprouts from its flight menus. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Thermogenic plants like the skunk cabbage can "generate temperatures of up to 15–35 Β°C (27–63 Β°F) above air temperature" to melt through frozen ground en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussel sprouts are all varieties of the same species Brassica oleracea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Different elements of a single plant type - Brassica oleracea, or wild cabbage - have been selectively cultivated to give kale, kohlrabi, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese broccoli and collard greens. botanistinthekitchen.blog…
During WWI, sauerkraut was renamed liberty cabbage to remove the German connotation hppr.org/post/freedom-fri…
Skunk cabbage, one of the first flowers of spring, can generate its own heat by way of mitochondria producing alternative oxidase, which alternate the cells' power source to generate heat instead of grow. theconversation.com/skunk…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, collard greens, and a few other plants are just varieties from the same species, Brassica oleracea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, and a few other green leafy vegetables are all different forms of the same species of plant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
There was a woman that faces jail for growing vegetables in her front yard; five large planter boxes containing basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. The charges got dropped later on after the city was hammered with negative publicity. business.time.com/2011/07…
During WWI sauerkraut was sometimes referred to as "liberty cabbage" to avoid "pro-German stigma" timesmachine.nytimes.com/…
Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings. imdb.com/name/nm0751899/b…
Collard greens, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all cultivars of the same species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale are all different breeds of the same plant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens are all the same species of plant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
During the First World War the British, citing patriotism, referred to sauerkraut as liberty cabbage. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
The Skunk Cabbage is one of a few plants that generates its own heat, 20 degrees Celsius/36 degrees Fahrenheit on average, above the outside air temperature. This allows the plant to melt through the snow and flower while snow is still on the ground. natureinstitute.org/pub/i…
During WWI, Americans began calling sauerkraut "liberty cabbage" to distance it from its German origin blogs.illinois.edu/view/2…
When the retired Roman Emperor Diocletian was asked to take up the role again, he refused, saying that he would rather continue planting his cabbages motherlindas.com/of_cabba…
Pregnant women use cabbage leaves to soothe swollen, inflamed, overheated breasts. verywellfamily.com/cabbag…
Stuffed cabbage has been a staple of Jewish cooking since the fourteenth century, when it was introduced in Russia by Tartars. Many cultures claim to have invented stuffed cabbage: Persian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish pearsoned.com/stuffed-cab…

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