Pine Nuts come from Pine Cones thespruceeats.com/what-ar…
The cone snail, one of the most venomous animals on earth, releases a cloud of insulin when a fish swims by, causing it to go into hypoglycemic shock, immobilizing it so it can inject the fish with a cocktail of up to 200 toxins museumsvictoria.com.au/ar…
Most humans see about a million colors due to three retinal cones: red, green, and blue. Some humans have a fourth cone for orange light and can see 100 million variations in color. thecut.com/2015/02/what-l…
Softwood and hardwood trees are determined by their seed type not by their wood density. Cones vs flowers, fruits and nuts make this difference. royomartin.com/softwoods-…
Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue was allowed to keep a traffic cone on his head by the local council because every time they removed it over the last 30 years a new one would appear within days costing them Β£10,000 a year to remove them. inews.co.uk/inews-lifesty…
A free Emergency training session empowered a local reluctant 12-year-old student to give a lifesaving Heimlich Maneuver as his sister was choking on a waffle cone she was eating in the car midriversnewsmagazine.com…
In World War II, a group of witches gathered in the New Forest of England to harness a 'cone of power', in order to stage a magical assault on the mind of Adolf Hitler, sending a message to him that the Germans would not be able to cross the Channel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Tetrachromancy in humans (four different cone pigments instead of the normal three) derives from female carriers of the genes for major color blindness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
In the hops industry, the harvested part of the hop plant is technically known as a "cone" in proper botanical terminology. Though they appear much like cannabis (which they are VERY closely related) 'buds', producers/workers in the industry often take offense to such a vocabular mistake. canr.msu.edu/uploads/236/…
A 'cancer patient' underwent surgery to remove a lump in his lungs. It turned out to be caused by a toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago. He did not have cancer after all. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
There are 140 million traffic cones worldwide, 1.3 million of those being in the UK alone. manchestersafety.co.uk/7_…
Underwater explosions can be used to manufacture complicated jet engine parts and missile cones in a process that's called "explosive forming". engineeringclicks.com/exp…
Pyroceram, the material used in the traditional "Casserole" dish by CorningWare, was discovered by accident, and was initially used as as material for the nose-cones of ballistic missiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Aimo Koivunen overdosed on methamphetamine, stepped on a land mine, survived for a week in a ditch by eating pine cones, skied 250 miles and was found weighing 94lb with a heart rate of 200bpm. Then wen ton to live for another 45 years! thedorkages.com/aimo-koiv…
With more than 20 cinder cones 100m-plus high, Camiguin has more volcanoes per square kilometre than any other island on earth. It is untouched by large-scale tourism and one of the more tranquil islands around of the Philippines lonelyplanet.com/philippi…
In India you can buy a "Hitler" brand ice cream cone hindustantimes.com/india/…
Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, is renowned for having an almost perfect cone. Mayon Volcano Natural Park is located in the eight cities and municipalities that has jurisdiction of the mountain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Today I learned of Dondurma, a Turkish variant of ice cream typically sold from carts, where the vendor deliberately pranks the customer before serving the actual cone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Mount Shishaldin, an active volcano in Alaska is in the shape of a perfect cone, with perfectly circular contours above 2000m. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Cone snails have 3 teeth. shellmuseum.org/post/the-…
Today I learned that humans have 3 cones that mix and blend to make all the colors that we can see. It turns out there is a special type of shrimp that has 16 cones. This means there are millions if not billions of colors that we can't even imagine let alone see. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Hummingbirds build nests near and below hawk nests because their predators are scared of the hawks and tend to avoid hawk nests. Survival rates are higher for eggs laid in a cone-shaped area near/below hawk nests smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Great Britain once had a Cones Hotline for people to report rogue traffic cones. The Cones Hotline was launched in 1992 for citizens to report traffic cones on the road for no obvious reason. The policy was mocked for both being comically pointless and for being a waste of government money. independent.co.uk/news/co…
Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO had the worlds largest ruby carved in to a turd on an ice cream cone. greyartgallery.nyu.edu/20…
"the cone of shame" for pets is technically called an "elizabethan collar" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
In 1943 a farmer was preparing his land when a volcano started growing under his feet. The volcano, known as ParicutΓ­n would grow to a 424m high cone and engulf 2 towns in lava. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
"555-nanometer wavelength green" (which is similar to the shade of green used in "green screens") is the most visible color because it stimulates the most cones in the eye. fastcompany.com/90124059/…
Platypuses, gila monsters, and cone snails use insulin as venom (and are being studied as sources of diabetes treatments) bbc.com/news/world-austra…
The state flower of Maine is a pine cone maine.gov/sos/kids/about/…
The VLC media player uses a traffic cone for its icon because the students who created it drunkenly started a traffic cone collection nanocrew.net/2005/06/23/v…
Blind people may detect and respond to light if it is a kind of skyblue light at 481nm. "There is more to the eye than rods and cones β€” the discovery of a third photoreceptor is rewriting the visual rulebook." nature.com/news/2011/1101…
Today I learned about Project Pigeon where psychologist B.F. Skinner developed pigeon-guided missiles for World War II. He put pigeons in the nose cones of missiles and trained them to peck at targets. It was effective but never got off the ground because nobody took them seriously and radar became popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._…
Yellow is made from half red and half green. We have only red, blue and green receiving cones in our eyes. Hence RGB on computers where yellow is 255,255,0 (RGB). RGB are primary additive colours, whereas RYB are primary subtractive colours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB…
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…
The "Jewish hat" was a cone-shaped pointed hat worn by Jews in Medieval Europe. Initially worn by choice, in many places adult male Jews were required by law to wear it to distinguish them from others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew…
Operation Condor was a United States-backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
There is a change to the vagina’s elasticity starting from age 40. That’s because estrogen levels will begin to drop as a woman enter the perimenopausal stage. Vaginal cones and Neuromuscular electrical stimulation are ways to strengthen its muscles healthline.com/health/wom…
The cone snail is considered one of the most venomous animals on earth. Their specialized teeth work like a hypodermic needle and harpoon to skewer and can even pierce a wetsuit. The venom is being used to create a painkiller that is 1000 times more powerful than morphine & less addictive. businessinsider.com/most-…
Pine cones have genders. The large cones that people usually picture are female, whereas the smaller cones are male. Male cones pollinate female cones, producing a seed from which a new tree can grow. earthrangers.com/conifero…
Dolphins and porpoises have a number of differences, and here are just two of them. Dolphins’ teeth are cone-shaped, while porpoises’ teeth are spade-shaped. Dolphins typically have a bulbous head and a clearly-defined "beak"; porpoises usually have a rounder face without the pronounced beak. us.whales.org/whales-dolp…
That a woman from Northern England has 4 functioning colour cones (most of us have only 3) and that due to this she can see 99 million more colours than the average person. digitaljournal.com/articl…
The cloth of gold cone (Conus textile) is a venomous species of sea snail capable of severely stinging humans, and several deaths have been attributed to this marine gastropod. The snail's proboscis holds the harpoon-like, radular tooth which is responsible for injecting conotoxin into its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Approximately 2,000 Nisga'a people died due to volcanic gases and poisonous smoke following the eruption of Tseax Cone. The Nisga'a story of the destruction is Canada's worst known geophysical disaster en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tse…
Birds' eyes have an additional 4th color cone light receptor cell that allows them too see not just the UV spectrum, but an additional color "dimension" sciencefriday.com/segment…
Today I learned about Operation Condor, which was a United States backed campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents, officially and formally implemented in November 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the Southern Cone of South America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Our sky is actually violet, but it appears blue because the cones in the human eye aren’t as sensitive to violet. nbcnews.com/id/8631798/ns…
Some forests actually benefit from fires and depend on periodic fires to continue thriving. Certain types of pine trees have "fire cones", which remain sealed shut until the intense heat of a fire melts them and allows the seeds to be released afterwards. americanforests.org/blog/…
The company who made Settlers of Catan made a real 'Cones of Dunshire' game, after the fictional game Ben Wyatt made up in Parks and Recreation. avclub.com/article/parks-…
Printed circuit boards are green because the color can relieve visual fatigue and aid in inspections. Sensors in the human eyes, or cones, are also the most sensitive to green light. seeedstudio.com/blog/2017…
A snail known as the geography cone is the most venomous animal on earth. Its venom is a mix of hundreds of toxins delivered through a harpoon-like tooth β€” and there's no anti-venom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…

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