A condition among waterfowl called angel wing can be caused by eating bread. In ducks and geese with angel wing, their wings become deformed because the carpal joint grows incorrectly making them unable to migrate. instead of bread, feed corn and peas to ducks and geese. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
Civil War soldiers patrolling the Rappahannock River once engaged in a Christmas truce. On that day in 1862, greetings were shouted back and forth, and supplies were exchanged via toy boats: Northern coffee, sugar and pork for Southern corn, tobacco, and persimmons. battlefields.org/learn/pr…
In ancient times people used Corn, Sponges and even Stones to wipe their butts! pristinesprays.com/blogs/…
During peak growing season for the Midwest US corn belt, the region undergoes more photosynthesis activity than anywhere else on the planet-- with levels up to 40% greater than observed in the Amazon. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…
During The Great Depression, crop prices dropped so much some farm families burnt corn instead of coal in their stoves because corn was cheaper. Sometimes the countryside smelled like popcorn from all the corn burning in the kitchen stoves. iowapbs.org/iowapathways/…
In 1984 a coup planned against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu failed when the military unit assigned to carry out the plan was sent to harvest corn instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
High fructose corn syrup is no more unhealthy than natural sugars. The quantity of sugar consumed plays a fair more significant role in health. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Coca-Cola makes a special Coke for Jews during Passover, which has a yellow cap, and does not have high fructose corn syrup. insider.com/why-do-coke-b…
For nearly a century, Jimmy Red corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine whiskey. The variety nearly went extinct in the early 2000s, but two remaining ears of corn were used to revive it. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned of the Green Corn Rebellion, an armed socialist uprising in Oklahoma in 1917. The rebels planned to march on Washington and overthrow the president, but they were immediately betrayed by an informer in their midst. The incident was used to discredit Socialism and helped fuel the First Red Scare. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Many products that claim to include blueberries actual contain blueberry juice or imitations of blueberries. Imitation blue berries are often made of corn syrup and blue dye. Kellogg's justified the lack of blueberries in one of their cereals by defining "blueberry muffin" as a flavor. consumerreports.org/cro/m…
After attending a funeral in Mozambique, 75 people died. They'd all drunk pombe, a traditional alcoholic beverage, which had poisoned them with Bongkrekic Acid that had developed from the fermentation of the corn used in the drink. There is no known antidote. academic.oup.com/cid/arti…
Failure to learn the Mayan Nixtamalization method of preparing corn (maize) lead to Pellagra epidemics in Europe, Africa, and southern USA. Nixtamalization frees the amino acid Niacin. Nixtamalized corn and beans is a complete protein diet and became the staple food in Central America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix…
Yellow chex in chex mix are made from corn, while the brown are made from wheat. nyulocal.com/the-absolute…
There is a chapel built by Italian WWII POW's in the middle of a corn field in Texas texasplainstrail.com/plan…
Corn Silk, the fibers that grow on corn flowers, are each linked to a single kernel. A full corn means every fiber was pollinized. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Corn is man made and would not exist without selective breeding. britannica.com/plant/corn…
The Native American tribe Hopi used corn in religious rituals in which yellow corn was associated with the Northwest; blue corn with the Southwest; red corn with the Southeast; white corn with the Northeast; black corn with the Above, and all-colored corn with the Below babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/…
When US-born giant panda twins arrived in China, they struggled with local food and language. Mei Lun & Mei Huan were confused by "have you eaten up" in Chinese but responded to English "come here". They preferred "Western fast food" biscuits instead of local "wowotou" (steamed corn bread). straitstimes.com/asia/eas…
Oklahoma is the only state to have an official state meal (not just a state food). It consists of squash, cornbread, fried okra, BBQ pork, grits, biscuits, sausage and gravy, corn, chicken-fried steak, black-eyed peas, strawberries, and pecan pie. okgazette.com/oklahoma/ok…
Russia has their own version of "Miracle on the Hudson". A Ural Airlines flight collided with a flock of seagulls that struck both of the plane's engines. The pilot opted to land the plane in a corn field and everyone on board survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ura…
The US corn industry has mostly grown through increasing government support during the last century. In the process corn became so abundant and cheap that it enabled the existence of CAFOS, ethanol and HFCS production which in turn have profoundly affected the environment and human health. youtube.com/watch?v=9eo8C…
Ancient Veggies Were Small, Unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers nationalgeographic.com/cu…
"Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care" is actually about a slave who started drinking his masters whisky after he was killed being bucked from a horse. azcentral.com/story/opini…
Microwave popcorn is a completely different type of popcorn from the popcorn sold as caramel corn. Microwave popcorn uses butterfly kernels, while caramel corn uses mushroom kernels. popcornopolis.com/blog/bu…
Today I learned about Corn Smut, a plant disease that is considered a delicacy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Baby Corn is Just Regular Corn That is Harvested Before it Has A Chance to Mature en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
The active ingredient of Febreze is derived from corn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feb…
Evapotranspiration or "corn sweat" can contribute to humidity. When it's already hot, push water out through tiny holes in their leaves called stomata. The water evaporates into gas. Full fields, especially where there are many fields of corn, can actually raise the dew point. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The ManhattAnt is a unique species of ant found only in New York City. Biologists stumbled upon them in the Broadway medians at 63rd and 76th streets in 2010, and the biologists claim the ant species does not match any of the 13,000 known species. The ants subsist on a diet high in corn syrup. blog.therainforestsite.gr…
Bats have unique smells that can range from corn tortillas to burnt oranges and fungus, usually based on their species, the individual and that their health. batcon.org/article/bat-sm…
George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, was home to a distillery operating from 1797 - 1799. It produced a rye whiskey with a mashbill of 60% rye, 35% corn, and 5% malted barley. mountvernon.org/the-estat…
Oklahoma and Louisiana both have an official state meal; The official state meal of Oklahoma consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. statesymbolsusa.org/symbo…
- Corn silk or ovules are crucial to the growth of kernels. Each kernel has one piece of silk and when the silk is fertilized by a grain of pollen it grows. On average 1000 ovules form per ear and 400 to 600 will survive until harvested. agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/…
Ears of corn generally have an even number of rows, which is usually 16. insider.com/amazing-food-…
β€œfrito paws” or β€œcorn chip paws” can be attributed to Pseudomonas and Proteus bacteria. newhavenpethospital.com/b…
Zucchini and corn are fruits businessinsider.com/fruit…
There is no corn involved in making corned beef, the 'corns' are the name for coarse grains of salt used in the curing process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Today I learned about pod corn, a form of maize that develops leaves over its kernels as a result a mutated gene mpg.de/5755791/pod_corn_l…
There is an art installation in Ohio consisting of over 100 large concrete ears of corn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Before the advent of modern toilet paper many different materials were used for the same purposes. Different materials were used depending upon the country, weather, customs and status. People used leaves, grass, ferns, corn cobs, maize, fruit skins, seashells, stone, sand, moss, snow and water. toiletpaperhistory.net/to…
Corn is a grain, a vegetable and a fruit healthline.com/health/foo…
In 2017 Kellogg's was forced to apologize after illustrating Corn Pops box with light-colored pops having fun at the mall while a dark-colored pop scrubbed the floor as a janitor nypost.com/2017/10/25/kel…
One of the more popular early American wiping objects was the dried corn cob pristinesprays.com/blogs/…
The Field of Dreams still exists in Iowa. You can take a tour of the house, the field and they have games where the players dress up like the old teams and come out to the baseball field through the corn field. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.co…
Mexican Cola-Cola is more popular in the US because it is considered more 'natural tasting.' A scientific analysis found no sucrose (standard sugar), but found fructose and glucose similar to other soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mex…
In Interstellar, they actually planted hundreds of acres of corn just for the sake of the movie and it ultimately costed nothing because they made all of the money back when they sold the crop youtu.be/ElI8-3f03L4?t=23…
The term β€œcorn hole” (aka butt-hole) is apparently derived "from the practice in the days of the outhouse of using dried corn cobs for toilet paper." wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornho…
Today I learned about Kopperl, a town in Texas, that had a heat burst which caused hurricane forced winds, the temperature to reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and ears of corn to be roasted on the cob. Neighboring towns were not affected. alabamawx.com/?p=20008
If you feed your hamster a primarily corn-based diet, it will cannibalize its babies. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…

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