Adding Carrots to Concrete makes a stronger mixture globalconstructionreview.…
In the European Union carrots are classified as a fruit because otherwise marmalade made with carrots would have become illegal eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriS…
Carrots were originally purple zmescience.com/other/purp…
Despite what Bugs Bunny cartoons tell us, carrots are like candy to rabbits and should only be fed as an occasional treat only to them; having too much can result in obesity animals.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
Today I learned of "Operation Rock Wallaby", a helicopter mission which dumped thousands of pounds of veggies (mostly carrots and sweet potatoes) to wallabies and other animals left without a food source after surviving wildfire in New South Wales. sea.mashable.com/science/…
Some lady lost her ring, and found it on a carrot 13 years later. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Carrots are not standard rabbit food. We think they are because Bugs Bunny ate carrots, but that's because his creator loved the film "It Happened One Night", where Clark Gable eats carrots while talking quickly. Also Gable gets called "Doc" throughout the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
Carrot leaves are edible and highly nutritious. carrotmuseum.co.uk/carrot…
A goat named β€œBig Boy” escaped from an Ohio farm and headbutted through a glass door in a local home & was found in the bathroom. Failing to get lured out by carrots, dog bone & grass, he was led out by the horns. The family's home insurance covers damage from deer & bears but not goats. abcnews.go.com/US/goat-br…
Rabbits do not naturally eat carrots. The belief comes from Bugs Bunny whose love of carrots is a reference to Clark Gable's character in film It Happened One Night who was shown munching on a raw carrot, not because rabbits actually eat carrots mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Experiments found that the colors of light reflected on crops while growing can affect their products: tomatoes grown over red mulch had 20% higher yield, carrots grown over yellow mulch had higher concentrations of beta carotene, "far-red" light increased the lengths of cotton fibers, and more. agresearchmag.ars.usda.go…
The idea that eating carrots helps you see in the dark was a lie invented by the British Airforce in WW2, in order to explain how British air raids were so successful in the dark without tipping the Germans off on the existence of radar. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
Shoplifters were using self service checkouts to scan expensive fruit and veg as carrots at a major UK supermarket chain. They were only discovered when the supermarket noticed they had sold more carrots than they’d ever had in stock. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Carrots were originally purple. The orange ones we are familiar with today started as a hybrid intended to be sweeter. zmescience.com/other/purp…
The record for world's longest carrot was over 20 feet long (in 2016), and heaviest was over 22 lbs (in 2017, different carrot) carrotmuseum.co.uk/record…
Even though carrots do improve your eyesight, the association between the two is based on a myth. During WWII, British Royal Air Force pilots first began using radar. In an effort to keep this new technology a secret, the visual accuracy of the pilots was attributed to carrots. healthline.com/nutrition/…
In '86 a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them "baby-cut" carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
Carrots are biennial plants. In the first year, the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots then enters a period of dormancy over the colder months. During the next spring of summer, the plant bolts; this is where the plant flowers, producing seeds before it dies. Carrots are inedible then! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bie…
A Swedish woman found her wedding ring on a carrot in her garden 16 years after she lost it bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Carrots are orange for political reasons. In the 17th century, Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange. Before this, they were mostly yellow, white or purple. tested.com/science/43812-…
Carrots can explode and catch on fire in the microwave due to metals in the soil they were grown in nowthisnews.com/videos/fo…
Queen Anne's Lace, a common wildflower in North America, was not found on the continent prior to the arrival of Europeans and is actually an undomesticated carrot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
Today I learned of the giant weta, an insect so huge it can eat carrots. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
The American Secret Services tried to spike Hitler's carrots with female hormones to change him into a woman. telegraph.co.uk/history/w…
Eating to much carrots and other fruit/ vegetables can cause Carotenosis which turns your hands orange Carotenosis most commonly occurs in vegetarians and young children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Baby carrots that are found in the grocery stores and packaged are actually made not grown. The idea came to a farmer in California named, Mike Yurosek, to sell carrots that were shaped into baby carrots and cut down to be ready for snack consumption. ... All of the carrot is used. diynetwork.com/how-to/out…
All of the images we've seen of Bugs Bunny eating carrots were actually misleading. Carrots should not be fed to rabbits. Rabbit's natural diets do not include roots, fruits, or iceberg lettuce, and that carrots can cause tooth decay and digestive problems. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
Today I learned about 'Electrocuting an Elephant', a 74 second silent film by the Edison film company from 1903 showing the public execution of the circus elephant Topsy at Coney Island by Hanging, Electrocution and Cyanide Carrots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Most baby carrots are just made out of bigger deformed carrots huffpost.com/entry/baby-c…
A carrot farmer trying to cut back food waste (over half of carrots produced are too ugly for grocery shelves) carved & created the first batch of 'baby carrots' using a green bean cutter. 30 years later, these carrots account for 70 percent of all carrot sales washingtonpost.com/news/w…
The British government created the cartoon characters Dr Carrot and Potato Pete and popularized the myth that carrots improve your vision as a way to lure consumers away from rationed food smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Eating too many carrots does turn your skin orange. It’s called carotenemia. Eating three large carrots or more a day, over time gives the body too much beta-carotene, which causes the condition. huffpost.com/entry/will-c…
A woman found her wedding ring on a carrot growing in her backyard, 16 years after misplacing it. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
The Dutch began mass-growing the orange carrot we know today for political reasons. Before that carrots came in a much wider array of colours – red, purple, white and black. dutchnews.nl/news/2016/05…
Carrots can make concrete stronger reuters.com/article/us-en…
The orange carrot was first cultivated in the Netherlands in the 16th century. Prior to this, all carrots known to the world were white, yellow and purple varieties. carrotmuseum.co.uk/histor…
Queen Anne's Lace is a wild carrot en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
Baby carrots (aka baby cut carrots) are actually just the cores of carrots not fit for store shelves, and were only invented in 1986. usatoday30.usatoday.com/l…
We say "redhead" since red was the only relevant color word in Old and Middle English. Oranges arrived in England after 1300 AD and only became a color descriptor after 1540. Carrots arrived in 1530 but were purple and yellow at the time, as orange carrots were only popularized after 1600. allthingslinguistic.com/p…
The myth that carrots improve your vision began with UK WWII propaganda. The British air force had developed new radar technology that helped them repel German bombers, but they attributed their pilots' success to a carrot-rich diet in order to keep the technology a secret. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Two men claimed to have been abducted by aliens with carrot-like faces and lobster-claw hands. The local sheriff left them alone and secretly recorded them, expecting a hoax to be revealed, but they continued to discuss the events with each other as if they were terrified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
A 14-year-old faced Assault and Battery charges for attacking a teacher with a 'weapon'. The 'weapon' ended up being a baby carrot that she allegedly threw at the teacher. wtvr.com/2015/10/22/baby-…
During WWII the British govt would issue city-wide blackouts to make it harder for the German's to hit targets during night raids. Armed with new, secret radar technology, the British spread the myth that eating carrots improved eyesight to explain their newfound success in defending in the dark smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The myth that carrots improve night vision was started on purpose in WII as an explanation for why german planes kept getting shot down at night. In reality, radar had just been invented. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Baby Carrots were invented to prevent waste. In 1986, a Packing Plant owner in California came up with the baby carrot as a way of not wasting misshapen carrots. They became an instant hit. carrotmuseum.co.uk/babyca…
Carrots don't really significantly improve eyesight - this urban legend was propaganda released in WW2 by the Royal Air Force to hide their new secret technology of Airborne Interception Radar. The misinformation secondarily helped push citizens away from eating rationed foods. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The myth that orange carrots were invented in the Netherlands during the 17th century to honor William of Orange is actually FALSE, and has no actual documentary evidence. The House of Orange just adopted the orange color during that period and added orange carrots to their list of items. carrotmuseum.co.uk/histor…
Carrots are β€œprototypical” and that’s why they’re typically the first vegetable people think of bbc.com/future/story/2016…
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…

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