Bees indirectly led to the discovery of New York's largest marijuana Farm underneath a Brooklyn cherry factory firstwefeast.com/eat/2015…
The United States gave cherry tree cuttings back to Japan in 1952 because the parent stock was struggling from neglect during WWII smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Those simple, tall fans out in apple/grape/cherry orchards and vineyards can prevent freeze and damaged crops - they can lower air temperatures ~5 degrees! omafra.gov.on.ca/english/…
Neil Armstrong met his second wife at a group breakfast where they were seated together. Two weeks later, he called her to ask what she was doing and she said cutting down a cherry tree. Half an hour later, he was at her house to help. They stayed married until his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei…
Coffee beans are not actually beans, they are actually the seed of the coffea plant and are inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
In 1933 the Japanese government began a campaign to employ cherry blossom imagery to help brainwash children into becoming suicide bombers. press.uchicago.edu/ucp/bo…
Today I Learned about migratory beekeeping, the practice of using beehives to pollinate crops. Millions of bees are transported across America each year to pollinate avocados, cherries, apples, melons, lettuce and other crops. For this reason, many American vegetables are not strictly vegan. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The coffee bean is actually just the pit of a bright red fruit called a coffee cherry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Bialboro di Casorzo. It is a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree. Epiphytical (trees growing on other trees)trees are not unusual, but they normally reach a small size and have a short lifespan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia…
Today I learned of Pomato, a grafted plant that is part tomato and part potato. The resulting plant have cherry tomatoes on the vine and white potatoes in the soil, resulting in plants with double crops. Grafting can also boost natural resilience and improve biodiversity by supporting different pollinators! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Today I learned Bananas, Cucumbers, and Pumpkins are berries. However Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Cherries are not berries. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
The Bing cherry is named after Ah Bing, an Oregon horticulturis who visited China in 1889 and was never allowed to return due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
Starman is a mannequin, dressed as an astronaut, riding inside a cherry red Tesla Roadster Convertible Car through space. Starman's Convertible was launched on SpaceX Falcon Heavy - February 6th, 2018. Starman is soaring through space at a whopping 14,668 mi/h. space.com/39759-spacex-st…
Manic Monday was offered to The Bangles by Prince under the pseudonym "Christopher", his character from Under the Cherry Moon. Some of his backing singers can still be heard on their release. It peaked at Number 2 in the charts, blocked only by Prince and the Revolution's single "Kiss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Today I learned of moonshiner Amos Owens AKA 'The Cherry Bounce King', who often used a telescope to spot IRS revenue agents before they reached his moonshine stills. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
"blue raspberry" is simply artificial raspberry flavoring, and its widespread use of being colored blue is credited to the ICEE brand who wanted their signature flavors (the other being red cherry) to match their logo. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
There is a cherry stone spitting competition in Norway every year. The first winner managed 9.8m and the record is 14.24m morellfestivalen.no/about…
The city of George, Washington celebrates national holidays such as the Fourth of July, and Washington's Birthday, with cherry pies. The world's largest cherry pie is also baked every year on July 4, and served to a crowd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Almonds are a member of the rose family. The same as a peach, apricot, plum, and cherry. Because the fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, inside. aboutnuts.com/en/encyclop…
The meaning behind Apple logo isn’t actually meant to pay tribute to Alan Turing, rather, it was for a practical purpose: scale. The size of the bite showed that the shape was an apple, not a cherry or any other vaguely round fruit. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The meaning behind Apple logo isn’t actually meant to pay tribute to Alan Turing. The size of the bite showed that the shape was an apple, not a cherry or any vaguely round fruit. However, when Stephen Fry once asked Steve Jobs if the logo was based on Turing, he replied, β€œGod, we wish it were.” mentalfloss.com/article/6…
If ripening cherries are not dried after it rains, they will soak up the water, split, and can't be picked and sold. Helicopters slowly maneuver 5 feet over the trees. The intense rotor wash blasts the water off the cherries! (this is part of the reason cherries are expensive) youtu.be/6mmA_nZXbeQ?t=21…
Roald Dahl was originally going to write about a giant cherry in James in the Giant Peach, but changed it to a peach because a peach is "prettier, bigger and squishier than a cherry." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Ingesting around 600 freshly ground cherry pits would provide enough cyanide to kill a 150 lb person foodsforbetterhealth.com/…
There is a city in Washington named 'George'. Every year, George, Washington celebrates the 4th of July by baking the world's largest cherry pie. cityofgeorge.org/about/ab…
Today I learned about Collingwood Ingram, a British man who became an expert on cherry trees and saved the great white cherry from extinction in Japan. japantimes.co.jp/culture/…
Today I learned of the Ben & Jerry's-inspired porn parody series called "Ben & Cherry's". Ben & Jerry's sued for trademark infringement, and a federal judge ordered 10 Ben & Cherry's porn titles removed, including "Boston Cream Thighs" & "Peanut Butter D-Cups". latimes.com/business/la-f…
Helicopter downwash is used to shake the water off of cherries after rain so they do not swell and split before harvest. blog.aopa.org/aopa/tag/ch…
NYC beekeepers noticed their bees making red honey, which led to an investigation that ultimately exposed the city's largest marijuana farm in the basement of a Brooklyn cherry factory thedailybeast.com/how-bee…
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…
More than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides (March 2020) ewg.org/foodnews/summary.…
Cherry seeds contain a chemical called amygdalin, and that eating a cherry seed will introduce a small amount of cyanide into your system, enough of which can kill you. poison.org/articles/i-swa…
There is a Solar Library containing the Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, stored in a 5D optical data storage made of quartz, in the glovebox of the Cherry Red Tesla Roadster orbiting the Sun. The Arch library will orbit the Sun for at least 30 millions of years inside Elon's Tesla Roadster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Today I learned about bees in Brooklyn who produced red honey which led to an investigation at a nearby marachino cherry factory which led to the discovery of a marijuana farm beneath the factory. The owner committed suicide before getting busted. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Hasbro has trademarked the smell of Play-Doh. It is described as a β€œsweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.” gizmodo.com/hasbro-has-of…
The world record for spitting a cherry pit is 28.5 m or 93.5 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Eagle-Eye Cherry's real name is in fact, Eagle-Eye Cherry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eag…
Maraschino cherries are almond flavored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
According to The Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Kopi Luwak (digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by a Civet) which costs US$700 per kilogram, is sold for the story, not for quality. The coffee's good acidity and flavor is diminished by the process. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_l…
Tovstonogov Great Drama Theatre adapted Anton Chekhov's play - "The Cherry Orchard" in Minecraft informpskov.ru/news/32586…
Many colored drinks and food products are dyed with crushed cochnieals, bugs that live on cacti. They're used to dye raspberry yogurt, maraschino cherries, lipstick, and many other colored food products. blog.hmns.org/2012/11/col…
The blue raspberry flavor was created by the makers of ICEEs in 1970 to distinguish raspberry from their popular cherry flavor bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Today I learned about Kopi luwak, a coffee that consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
Helicopters are used in cherry farming to dry cherries after it rains so they don’t soak in too much water and explode abc.net.au/news/rural/201…
Grenadine syrup is flavored pomegranate, not cherry. And Rose's grenadine has no fruit in it and is not really grenadine. drinkwithaloha.com/2011/0…
In 1912, Tokyo's Mayor Ozaki gifted the United States 3,000 cherry blossom trees as a symbol of friendship between Japan and the U.S. dc.ourcommunitynow.com/co…
Don Cherry was recruited to play one game for the Boston Bruins during the Stanley Cup finals against the Montreal Canadiens in 1955, but an off-season injury prevented him from returning to the NHL. Cherry has been a Canadian icon since 1980 for Hockey Night thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
In 2010 the RIKEN institute in Japan created mutant cherry blossom trees by firing ion beams at them in a particle accelerator. The mutated trees now bloom 4 times a year and produce more flowers. riken.jp/en/pr/press/2010…
Potato plants grow fruit! The fruits are poisonous, and look like cherry tomatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night was a 1945 plan developed by Shirō Ishii to wage biological warfare upon civilian population centers in Southern California in the United States during the final months of World War II, using plague fleas from unit 731. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…

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