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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The world record for spitting a cherry pit is 28.5 m or 93.5 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
"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…
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.…
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…
Tovstonogov Great Drama Theatre adapted Anton Chekhov's play - "The Cherry Orchard" in Minecraft informpskov.ru/news/32586…
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…
Eagle-Eye Cherry's real name is in fact, Eagle-Eye Cherry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eag…
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…
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…
Maraschino cherries are almond flavored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The blue raspberry flavor was created by the makers of ICEEs in 1970 to distinguish raspberry from their popular cherry flavor bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Potato plants grow fruit! The fruits are poisonous, and look like cherry tomatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Frank Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family membersβ€”cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
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…
Today I learned about the "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night" was a 1945 plan developed by Japanese army medical officer Shirō Ishii to wage biological warfare upon civilian population centers in Southern California in the United States during the final months of World War 2, using plague fleas from unit 731. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The pips in Cherrys produce hydrogen cyanide and if consumed in enough quantities can cause death. smashinglists.com/top-10-…
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…
After the BBC's anti-product-placement policy banned the original version of "Lola" for mentioning Coca-Cola, Ray Davies of The Kinks had to do a round-trip flight to London in the middle of an American tour just to change the drink's name to "cherry cola" for the single release. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol…
Today I learned about Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night, a planned WWII attack on San Diego, California where Japanese planes would drop millions of plague-infected fleas on the city in an attempt to infect and kill thousands. The Japanese ultimately surrendered the month before the attack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
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…
The falling of cherry blossoms in Japan is a symbol of "mono no aware," a Buddhist concept about the fleeting nature of life. In WW2, the Imperial Japanese government used this concept to make people believe that the souls of the downed kamikaze warriors were reincarnated as blossoms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
"Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night" was a planned Japanese biological warfare attack using submarine-launched attack floatplanes to drop plague contaminated fleas over San Diego. The war ended roughly a month before it was to be executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Pears have a gritty texture because of "stone cells". These cells are what make cherry pits and walnut shells hard. cooksinfo.com/pears
The rose family is one of the six most economically important crop plant families. It includes apples, pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and roses among the crop plants belonging to the family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
The cherry blossoms in the Washington DC are actually a second attempt to introduce the trees to the US as an earlier shipment from Japan in 1910 died out. Also they aren't the largest collection of cherry trees in the US, Branch Brook Park in Essex County NJ is. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Smarties are flavored differently by color. White is orange cream, yellow is pineapple, pink is cherry, green is strawberry, purple is grape, and orange is orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
In 1990, TV Asahi, a Japanese TV station launched a fundraising effort among its viewers to raise money to plant cherry trees in the newly reunified Berlin. Close to a million euros were collected. degradedorbit.com/travel/…
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…
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…
In 1912, as a symbol of friendship, Japan sent 3,000 cherry trees to beautify the Potomac tidal basin. The United States has commemorated the gift with a cherry blossom festival every year since 1935, with the exception of the six years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. laphamsquarterly.org/trad…
The drummer for The Who blew up $500K worth of toilets with Cherry Bombs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
After the potato plant produces a poisonous green cherry tomato-like fruit after it flowers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Coffee β€œbeans” are actually seeds that grow inside of a cherry-like fruit. pastemagazine.com/article…
Today I learned of Coffee Flour. Made from Coffee cherries, the discarded fruit surrounding the coffee bean. Gluten free, high in fibre and protein, and produced from a source which is currently being discarded at a rate around 75% of production. coffeeflour.com/
Each year, Washington DC has the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival celebrates the friendship between the USA and Japan with the cherry blossoms Japan has gifted the US in 1912. nationalcherryblossomfest…
Robert H. Goddard became interested in space after reading The War of the Worlds. At 17 he climbed a cherry tree and imagined creating a device that could ascend to Mars. That day of his greatest inspiration - Oct 19 - became his β€œAnniversary Day”, which he observed for the rest of his life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Smarties are flavored as such: White is Orange/Cream, Yellow is Pineapple, Pink is Cherry, Purple is Grape, Orange is Orange, and Green is… Strawberry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Smarties are flavored, with the flavors being: White-Orange/cream, Yellow-Pineapple, Pink-Cherry, Green-Strawberry, Purple-Grape, Orange-Orange smarties.com/faqs/
A lyric in the song Lola by the Kinks was originally β€œYou drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola." which was refused by the BBC because of the advertising reference to Coca-Cola. In order to get airplay of the song the lyric was changed toβ€œit tastes just like cherry cola”. feelnumb.com/2009/11/30/t…
The fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" does not increase the likelihood of honesty in children. However, the story that rewards honesty, "George Washington and the Cherry Tree", does. scilogs.com/next_regenera…
Today I learned about the "Double Tree of Casorzo”, which is a cherry tree growing on top of a mulberry tree. amusingplanet.com/2014/07…
The pits of cherries, apricots, plums, and peaches contain cyanogenic compounds. Eating the crushed pits of one to two cherries has sufficient amounts of cyanide to be lethal. bonappetit.com/test-kitch…
Today I learned about the Cherry Sisters, a vaudeville act that was so terrible they both set a legal precedent and saved a theater from bankruptcy. aux.avclub.com/the-cherry…
Today I learned of Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night, a plan of the Japanese Empire in 1945 to deploy thousands of plague-infected fleas on California via aircraft and long-range submarine, aiming to kickstart a major epidemic within the United States. warhistoryonline.com/feat…
Blue Raspberry was created for use in snow cones due to concerns over FD&C Red No. 2 dye; the research that deemed it safe had been sponsored by the companies producing the dye. The artificial flavor we know as raspberry was primarily created from banana, cherry, and pineapple esters (essences). bonappetit.com/entertaini…
If allowed to mature, the potato plant produces a small green poisonous fruit, called a Potato Fruit, that looks similar to a cherry tomato en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Cherry pits contain amygdalin, which can produce cynide when metabolized. bonappetit.com/test-kitch…
Ben and Jerry's sued a porn company for infringing the names of its ice cream flavors with a movie series called β€œBen & Cherry’s.” Examples include "Boston Cream Thighs" and β€œChocolate Fudge Babes". huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Through a process called grafting, a single tree has been developed that produces over forty different kinds of fruit, including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries. sharepowered.com/this-one…
Operation Cherry Blossom was a planned biological attack that was to be carried out in California by the Japanese during WWII. Five submarine aircraft carriers were to launch planes who would then drop plague infected fleas over southern California in hopes of crippling the civilian population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-4…
In Casorzo, Italy, there is a unique tree called Bialbero di Casorzo, meaning "double tree of Casorzo". It is actually a cherry tree growing straight on top of a mulberry tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia…
A recent educational experiment suggested that reading "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" increased children's likelihood of lying. On the other hand, reading a book on George Washington and the cherry tree decreased this likelihood dramatically. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
After WW2, cuttings from Washington DC's cherry trees--originally a gift from Japan--were sent back to Japan to restore the Tokyo collection decimated by US bombing during the war history.com/this-day-in-h…
The Apple logo has a bite taken out of it simply so that it would not be mistaken for a cherry cnn.com/2011/10/06/opinio…
Coffee comes from an edible fruit. The coffee cherry is sweet and tastes like watermelon, rosewater, and hibiscus all at once. drinks.seriouseats.com/20…
The coder behind Microsoft's Solitaire was an intern named Wes Cherry, he hasn't been paid a cent for his creation. inverse.com/article/9899-…
Many products with a pink color (e.g. raspberry yogurt, maraschino cherries, Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino, lipstick) are colored with a dye that is made by grinding up scale insects called cochineals. blog.hmns.org/2012/11/col…
The most expensive coffee in the world comes from partly-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Fermentation occurs as the cherries pass through a civet's intestines, and after being defecated with other fecal matter, they are collected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
In WWII, the Japanese employed the Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka: a purpose-built, rocket-powered, human-guided, kamikaze attack aircraft for use against Allied ships. In Japanese, its name was "cherry blossom"; American sailors gave it the nickname "baka" - Japanese for idiot or fool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yok…
In 1939, the famous and notorious gangster, Al Capone donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to the former Union Memorial Hospital in return for the excellent treatment and care he was offered and one of the trees still remains and blossoms outside the East 33rd Street entrance each spring. welcometobaltimorehon.com…
Helicopters are used to dry cherries to prevent water damage aneclecticmind.com/2009/0…
A member of Scott's 1910-1913 Arctic Expedition (Apsley Cherry-Garrard) suffered such cold that he shattered most of his teeth due to chattering in the frigid temperatures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aps…
Japanese uses a large number of wasei-eigo, or English-based invented words and phrases that don't exist in English, such as "cherry boy" for a male virgin, "virgin road" for the wedding aisle, "skin-ship" for physical intimacy, and "year of the coach" for Coach of the Year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1938, 150 women chained themselves to cherry trees in Washington DC in protest of plans to cut the trees down to clear space for the Jefferson Memorial. The protest ended when they had to use the bathroom. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Traditional Balsamic Vinegar must be aged for at least 12 years in a succession of 7 barrels of different woods such as Chestnut, Acacia, Cherry, Oak, Mulberry, Ash & Juniper. It can cost US$400 for a tiny 100ml bottle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Chocolate Covered Cherries ( AKA Cherry cordials) do not start with a liquid center and must be aged to allow an enzyme to liquefy the center. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inv…
While on tour in the USA, The Kinks found out the BBC wouldn't play "Lola" because of the lyric about Coca-Cola. Ray Davies flew back to the UK from Minnesota, to change it to "cherry cola". He couldn't get the take he wanted, and had to return for a gig in Chicago then flew back to UK do it ultimateclassicrock.com/k…
Today I learned about Prunes Laurocerasus aka the Cherry Laurel or English Laurel is USA. This evergreen plant is often used as hedging in gardens, and has a sweet almond / marzipan smell when the leaves are cut. The smell is produced by the release of Hydrogen Cyanide, into the air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru…
In the United States, the USDA stipulates that canned "fruit cocktail" must contain a certain percentage distribution of pears, grapes, cherries, peaches, and pineapples to be marketed as fruit cocktail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
Smarties have different flavors: white is orange cream, yellow is pineapple, pink is cherry, green is strawberry, purple is grape, and orange is orange en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
One of the world's most expensive coffees, Kopi Luwak, is produced from the half-digested, coffee cherry turd nuggets of a small mammal in Indonesia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kop…
Today I learned about Operation Cherry Blossom at Night, a planned biological warfare attack on San Diego by the Japanese Imperial Army in September 1945, only to be prevented by their surrender one month earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Bobbie Brown, the girl in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video actually married the lead singer, Jani Lane loudwire.com/the-warrant-…
The Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, MI employs Piper, an 8 year old Border Collie, to maintain wildlife control on the runways, shooing away various animals so planes can land and take off safely. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
There are 15 Kit Kat flavors in Japan including baked potato, soy sauce, cherry blossom, blueberry cheesecake & more! cbsnews.com/pictures/worl…
The band Wild Cherry, of "Play that funky music, white boy" fame, was a band of all white guys en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
For the "horse of a different color" effect on The Wizard of Oz, horses were tinted with lemon, cherry and grape Jello powder, which the horses would persistently try to lick off. oz.wikia.com/wiki/Horse_o…
Today I learned of Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night. During WWII there was a Japanese plan to use plague as a biological weapon against San Diego, California. The plan was scheduled to launch on September 22, 1945, but Japan surrendered five weeks earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Cherries are a member of the Prunus genus which also includes almonds, peaches, plums, and apricots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pru…
Waste from the Ben & Jerry's factory is given to farmers to feed their hogs. The hogs apparently love Cherry Garcia but dislike Mint Oreo. books.google.com/books?id…
Japan has had limited edition Kit Kat flavors such as Cherry Blossom, Melon, Potato, Soy Sauce, Cheese, and many more. veronicamarcettidimick.bl…
Cherry pits and apple seeds contain enzymes that your digestive track will turn into cyanide. sciencenotes.org/yes-appl…
Today I learned about the Parrots of Telegraph Hill, a 200+ flock of wild Ecuadorian cherry-headed conures living free for the last 20 years in San Francisco atlasobscura.com/places/p…
In WWII, Japan had devised "Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night", a plan to send kamikaze bombers loaded with plague to San Diego, California. weaponsandwarfare.com/201…

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