Cigarettes used to be handmade with rose petals covering the tips for people that found the ordinary cork filters too harsh on their lips youtu.be/PrldWmzUoNE?t=65
When popping a cork from a champagne bottle, the resulting jet from the gas mixture exceeds Mach 1 advances.sciencemag.org/c…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
Cork forrests are endangered because we're not using ENOUGH cork wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/…
Corked wine is not wine contaminated with tiny cork particles but in fact caused by fungal contamination thekitchn.com/what-is-cor…
"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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Harvesting cork from the cork tree does not kill it, and regrows fully in 9 years. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
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…
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…
Corks are made from a special kind of tree bark youtu.be/iRGVt6ujZgc
Cigarette filters are printed to look like cork. nytimes.com/2012/07/08/ma…
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…
Bottle caps were lined with cork until the late 1960s. thebottlecapman.com/Colle…
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.…
More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes. humanesociety.org/animals…
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…
45% of Tic-Tacs are made in Cork, Ireland. loveirishfood.ie/brands/t…
Using real corks (not the plastic kind) helps protect endangered species nationalzoo.si.edu/Public…
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…
Ducks have 10 inch cork screw penises that fall off at the end of the year wired.com/2010/08/duck-pe…
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…
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-…
Portugal produces half of the world's anually harvested cork en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
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…
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…
More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes. patch.com/california/lake…
50% of the Cork in the World comes from Portugal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Cork (thick outer layer of a tree) when harvested from the cork oak tree properly, doesn't kill the tree. home.howstuffworks.com/qu…
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…

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