Angela Lansbury's daughter got involved with the Manson Family, so Lansbury responded by moving the family to a remote farmhouse in County Cork, Ireland. irishtimes.com/culture/fi…
Some male and female duck reproductive organs have evolved into a biological arms race, with the male duck’s penis being long, corkscrewed and barbed to secure penetration and the female duck’s vagina being cork-screwed in the opposite direction to prevent penetration. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_d…
Because of the availability of soda fountains in the Eastern US when soft drinks became popular, Easterners referred to the drink as soda. As the midwest did not yet have them, the drink was called pop because of the sound a cork or cap makes when being removed from a bottle. owlcation.com/humanities/…
Portugal produces more than 50% of the world's cork supply. portugalist.com/portugues…
Murphy’s Irish Stout, Brewed in Cork, Ireland, had a 60 second anime advert produced by the creators of Ghost in the shell In 1997. It was the first anime advert shown in Ireland and the UK and shows six Samurais racing to make β€œLast orders” at a pub. youtu.be/fWdY_o2B_0E
Vending machines, champagne corks, coconuts, and elephants all kill more people a year than sharks. dailycal.org/2017/06/30/1…
Corks are made from the bark of a specific tree largely grown in Portugal, respectively called Cork Trees; they require humidity and hot temperatures to grow, and aren't harvested again for another 9 years. youtu.be/f5s_g-Sdq08
In a small town in County Cork, Ireland, a monument stands in appreciation to the American Choctaw Indian Tribe. Although impoverished, shortly after being forced to walk the Trail of Tears, the tribe somehow gathered $170 to send to Ireland for famine relief in 1847. newsok.com/article/544092…
Cigarettes used to have their filters made out of cork and is the reason why their filters today have the pattern they do ( mostly) enwikipedia.org/wiki/Ciga…
70 percent of all cork produced is used to make wine bottle stoppers. Portugal alone makes 14 billion stoppers per year. uk.reuters.com/article/us…
The Nazi occupation of France during WWII drastically changed French fashion as people worked to create fashion with goods that weren't rationed. For example, cork was used to repair shoes after people were officially limited to only 1 shoe repair per year and leather was hard to get. missedinhistory.com/podca…
Linoleum is made of only natural ingredients, like flaxseed oil, pine resin, wood flour, cork dust, calcium carbonate and natural pigments, which makes it a very environmental friendly flooring, on the contrary to vinyl with which it is often confused. designlife-cycle.com/lino…
Corked wine is not wine contaminated with tiny cork particles but in fact caused by fungal contamination thekitchn.com/what-is-cor…
Cork forrests are endangered because we're not using ENOUGH cork wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/…
Cork is used in spacecrafts as component of heatshields due to its low thermal conductivity and low weight. amorimcorkcomposites.com/…
Cork is a layer of bark tissue that is harvested for commercial use primarily from Quercus suber (the cork oak). About half of the world's supply of cork is produced in Portugal. Cork was examined microscopically by Robert Hooke, which led to his discovery and naming of the cell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Cork is made from the bark of a tree, Quercus suber, or the cork oak.These trees have thick, rugged bark from which cork is made. In cork cultivation you don’t have to chop down a tree to make corks, you can harvest the bark without harming the tree, and repeat it again in another 7-10 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
"The shortest St Patrick's Day parade in the world takes place in Dripsey, Cork. The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village's two pubs." en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Members of the public can play the bells in St. Ann's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland. Joe O'Neal, owner of the Kerrytown Shops complex in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visited the Cathedral and added a small set of bells to a tower in the shopping center, also for members of the public to play. umich.edu/~aamuhist/spime…
Today I learned of the Blarney Stone which is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres from Cork in Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Cork wood is harvested from the bark of the tree without killing the tree. youtu.be/ztr-RP0XYd8
Today I learned of Terry Jo Dupperrault who in 1961 at 11 yrs old survived 4 days at sea on a cork float after the boat she was on sank. The boats captain murdered everyone aboard including her parents and siblings. Police thought the soul survivor was the boats captain. rd.com/true-stories/survi…
Biological 'cells' are called 'cells' because a curious layman looked at some cork in a microscope and thought the small patterns looked like cells in a monastery. youtu.be/BN2-n04CCcI?list…
A harvested cork oak is capable of storing three to four times more CO2 than a non-harvested oak. Also, each cork stopper contains about 12 grammes of CO2. Annually, this comes down to about 150.000 tonnes. amorim.com/en/why-cork/my…
A 16-year old Irish girl stowed aboard a US Navy destroyer in 1988. She came aboard while the USS Conyngham visited Cork and, with the help of five sailors, hid until the stowaway was discovered when the ship returned to Norfolk, Virginia. nytimes.com/1988/07/29/us…
Harvesting cork from the cork tree does not kill it, and regrows fully in 9 years. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Corks are made from a special kind of tree bark youtu.be/iRGVt6ujZgc
Cork can only be harvested once every 10 years per tree. Also its a very delicate task, doing it the wrong way can damage the underlying bark, thus killing it. youtube.com/watch?v=bqF3S…
Cigarette filters are printed to look like cork. nytimes.com/2012/07/08/ma…
Bottle caps were lined with cork until the late 1960s. thebottlecapman.com/Colle…
A woman once got "glued" to an airplane toilet seat as she "became the cork that maintained cabin pressure" after a valve failed in a Lockheed Constellation historynet.com/the-legend…
Drinking wine helps the environment. Cork is a renewable resource harvested from the outer layer of a cork tree. The money from wine sales provides income for cork tree forests. The first harvest from a cork tree takes 50 years to mature. Subsequent harvests are ready every ten years. rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.…
The cork tree is a member of the oak family that can live for 200 years, and whose bark can be harvested up to 12 times. selectree.calpoly.edu/tre…
More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes. humanesociety.org/animals…
Today I learned that rioja has wire around the bottle to prevent people removing the cork and replacing the contents with cheap wine vinepair.com/wine-blog/ri…
45% of Tic-Tacs are made in Cork, Ireland. loveirishfood.ie/brands/t…
All rescue equipment must be orange, because of 11-year-old Terry Jo Depparault, who was almost not rescued after surviving two days on the ocean in a small cork float that she grabbed to flee the sinking vessel where her entire family was murdered ranker.com/list/terry-jo-…
Ducks have 10 inch cork screw penises that fall off at the end of the year wired.com/2010/08/duck-pe…
Using real corks (not the plastic kind) helps protect endangered species nationalzoo.si.edu/Public…
Thomas Jennings had a bizarre concern of a second Flood of biblical scale. To counter this threat, he had a roof gallery built and a row-boat placed in it, allowing him to row safely away when the waters rose to drown Cork city. ucc.ie/en/about/history/p…
Wine bottle corks are made from the bark of a tree - the 'cork oak' wineanorak.com/corks/howc…
Graig Nettles was caught using a loaded bat, but instead of cork inside, he used six Superballs which are children's toys known for their bouncing ability en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Portugal produces half of the world's anually harvested cork en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The University College of Cork has a nuclear reactor irishexaminer.com/archive…
Cork tainted or "Corked" wine is not simply the taste of a cork but rather the presence of a chemical compound called TCA (trichloroanisole) that is formed when natural fungi (in the cork) come into contact with certain chlorides found in bleaches and other cleaning products thekitchn.com/what-is-cor…
50% of the Cork in the World comes from Portugal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes. patch.com/california/lake…
All of the tiny wire cages on the corks of champagne (muselet) require exactly 6 half turns to open, regardless of brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Cork (thick outer layer of a tree) when harvested from the cork oak tree properly, doesn't kill the tree. home.howstuffworks.com/qu…
Cork trees are the only trees that can be completely stripped of their bark and will not die. youtube.com/watch?v=ztr-R…
, The Republic of Ireland is the only EU nation not to use an official post code system (outside of Dublin and, to an extent, Cork) and that they are preparing to introduce one next year. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
A cork tree, which lives up to 200 years, can only be harvested approximately 16x over its lifetime without causing damage to the tree. rainforest-alliance.org/k…
Champagne was created accidentally in France, and it was called "the devil's wine" because bottles of it would explode and corks would randomly pop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
More people die from champagne corks than from poisonous spiders app.scientificcomputing.c…
Old cork life jackets were filled with iron bars to meet a 6lb minimum weight requirement and contributed to more than 1,000 deaths in the 1904 PS General Slocum steam boat disaster in NYC's East River pressofatlanticcity.com/s…
The Elks Lodge began as a social club for minstrel show performers, called the "Jolly Corks". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Some Australians attach cork to the brim of their hats to ward off blow-flies and other insects in the outback. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The Benedictine monk Dom PΓ©rignon, who perfected the art of making champagne, changed the entire wine industry by switching the old and faulty way of sealing wine (wood stoppers wrapped in hemp and soaked in olive oil) to using cork. The rest of the world was soon to follow. amorimcork.com/en/natural…
That despite Lords of Ireland being ineligible for election, the Earl of Cork was elected to the British House of Lords. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Champagne corks start out normally shaped - the "mushroom" shape occurs during the bottling process due to pressure jelinek.com/closures-stop…
A cork oak tree can be stripped around 17 times youtube.com/watch?v=ztr-R…
You open vintage port wine with hot tongs and a wet feather to avoid breaking the cork youtube.com/watch?v=NzeYM…
The manure in the Back To The Future series is made up of peat moss, cork, dirt, and a food agent to make it stickier. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The shortest St Patrick's Day parade in the world takes place in Dripsey, Cork. The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village's two pubs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
A Bunghole is a hole bored in a barrel that is capped with a large cork-like object called a bung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
The reason wine is stored on its side is to keep the cork moist so it doesn't shrink, thus preventing oxygen from seeping into the bottle and ruining the wine. wine.about.com/od/storing…
A bunghole is a hole bored in a liquid-tight barrel. The hole is capped with a large cork-like object called a bung.
Wine corks are derived from the bark of the Cork Oak tree, which can be continuously harvested every ten years for over two centuries. youtube.com/watch?v=ztr-R…
Bottle caps (for glass bottles) are called "Crown Corks" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
The Ford "Fairlane" car was named after the street Henry Ford grew up on in my hometown, Cork City. ford.ie/AboutFord/Company…
John Pollack, a Washington speechwriter quit his job to build a boat out of 165,321 corks. abcnews.go.com/2020/video…
The iconic Pith Helmet (AKA the Safari Helmet) is named after the plant material pith because they were from it but later were made from cork. Their design may have also based on a fusion of the German "Pickelhaube" (military helmet) and the Filipino salakΓ³t. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The intermittent windshield wipers that are in virtually every car are the product of an errant champagne cork to the eye. americanheritage.com/arti…
Many cigarettes have a cork-patterned filter to emulate older cigarettes that actually used cork on their filters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cig…
The term bunghole (a hole where one inserts a bung or cork) was used as slang for the anus as early as the 16th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
Authentic Spanish Cava will always have a four-pointed star on the cork. offtrackplanet.com/magazi…
Mazda began in 1920 as the automotive division of Toyo Kogyo Ltd., a company that specialized in manufacturing cork. Its first motorized vehicle was an autorickshaw. mazda.com/csr/download/pd…
Cork comes from a tree. A cork oak tree is only harvested when the tree is at least 25 years old and it is harvested once every 9 years. corkfacts.com/natlcrk11.h…
Wine bottles are stored on their side to prevent the cork from drying up and crumbling guntheranderson.com/lique…
The world record for days without food goes to 10 captured Irish republicans during the Irish War of Idenependence. They went for 94 days without food at the prison of Cork. Three Irish republicans died before the record was set. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
2-4-6 trichloroanisole, the chemical compound required for "cork taint", cannot be "smelled." Instead, it inhibits signal transduction from the nose. We're also capable of sensing it in parts per trillion--that's a salt crystal in an olympic-sized swimming pool! pnas.org/content/early/20…
Cork is harvested from a tree's bark (peeled off). youtube.com/watch?v=ztr-R…
A bottle of champagne has roughly 6 atm of pressure behind the cork, twice the pressure of a can of Coke! hypertextbook.com/facts/2…
The bark of the cork oak actually grows back, and can be harvested every 9-12 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
There is a heat shield designed by NASA which uses, among other things, cork. marsrover.nasa.gov/missio…
Robert Kearns, inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper got the idea in 1953 when a champagne cork hit him in the left eye on his wedding night making him blind. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
The Jolly Corks is one of the oldest private clubs in New York City. However, it is now known as The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…

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