Asparagus grow into ferns up to 2 m (6.5 ft) tall and produce small red berries that are inedible. extension.umd.edu/hgic/to…
When a Doctor is confirming that a pregnant woman’s water has broken they will conduct a β€œFern Test”. Under a microscope the amniotic fluid will resemble a beautiful pattern resembling a fern. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Pamelyn Ferdin, the child actress who voiced Fern in Charlotte's Web (1973), became an animal right's activist as an adult, echoing the convictions of Fern en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam…
The Ferns can be dangerous to humans and animals. Consuming fern shoots (a delicacy in some places), inhaling the spores or skin contact can cause asthma and allergic reactions. Long term exposure can cause cancer of the digestive system (when eaten) and lung and blood cancer. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
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…
A "sporange" is a rare alternative form of sporangium, a botanical term for part of a fern. Found in the 20-Volume Oxford English Dictionary, it is the only perfect rhyme for the word "orange." lexico.com/explore/are-th…
American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga has a genus of 19 species of ferns named after her. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
There is a fern that has such a high level of atmospheric carbon sequestration that it caused an ice age. Azolla captures 6 tons of atmoshperic carbon per acre per year and could reduce global CO2 levels, while providing high protein livestock feed, or nitrogen rich fertilizer. news.com.au/technology/en…
Today I learned of Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio, Texas. The caverns go as deep as 230 feet below the surface and feature only one single plant: a fern that is believed to have germinated next to a light fixture after a spore was brought in on a worker's clothes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
The first Terrarium was an accident discovered by Nathaniel Bigshaw Ward in 1842 when he left a fern spore in a jar and forgot about it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
While humans typically have 46 chromosomes, hermit crabs have the largest number of chromosomes in the animal kingdom with 254. In the plant kingdom, the adder's-tongue fern has as many as 1260 chromosomes. genetics.thetech.org/ask/…
There is actually a word that rhymes with Orange, a sporange is part of a fern or plant. en.oxforddictionaries.com…
The Queen's coronation dress had emblems of an English Tudor rose, a Scots thistle, a Welsh leek, an Irish shamrock, an Australian wattle, a Canadian maple leaf, a New Zealand fern, South Africa’s protea, an Indian pearly lotus, an Ceylonese opalescent lotus and Pakistan’s wheat, cotton and jute nga.gov.au/ByAppointment/
Author Fern Michaels started writing when her husband told her to get a job. Because she had no idea how to get a job, Michaels decided to try to write a book. Her husband was not very supportive of her efforts, and consequently they separated. She eventually wrote over sixty bestselling books en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
There is a genus of ferns named after Lady Gaga en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag…
Damascus Steel was believed to have magical properties imbued by quenching in various different fluids such as donkey urine, urine from redheaded boys, urine from fern fed three-year-old goat, plunged into body of muscular slave, "Dragon's Blood" for best results, etc... nytimes.com/1981/09/29/sc…
There is a genus of plants named after Lady Gaga. The plant had the base pair sequence guanine, adenine, guanine, adenine in its DNA. According to biologists, who where great fans of Born This Way, the ferns bear a close resemblance to Gaga's costume for 52nd Grammys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag…
Sword ferns, like coast redwoods can utilize water through fog via their leaves through a process called "Foliar Uptake" fs.fed.us/psw/publication…
The Fibonacci Sequence appears in biological settings, such as branching in trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the fruit sprouts of a pineapple,the flowering of an artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone's bracts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fib…
To tell if a woman is ovulating, see if her cervical mucus dries in a "fern" pattern endotext.org/female/femal…
People used to believe collecting fern seeds would make you invisible. Turns out they don't have seeds. badwitch.co.uk/2009/06/wa…
The arctic fern experiences the most amount of sunlight of any creature on earth. It's annual migratory distance 56,000 miles, or twice the circumference of the earth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Sigmund Freud was terrified of ferns and the number 62 natchezlibrary.blogspot.c…
There is a species of fern named after Lady Gaga due to a coincidence with her wearing a costume which resembled the plant's gametophyte stage, as well as 'GAGA' identified in the plant's specific DNA sequence. wired.com/2012/10/lady-ga…
A fern named the Adders-tongue has the highest number of chromosomes of any life form (1260) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1914 the Governor of Oregon sent his personal secretary Fern Hobbs to a rural town defying prohibition laws. Local officials decorated the town with bunting, ribbons, and flowers to greet her. She arrested them and declared martial law for the first time in Oregon since the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
49 million years ago a single type of fern called 'Azolla' is believed to have caused an 80% drop in atmospheric CO2 and drove the creation of our current climate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azo…
Today I learned of "pteridomania." The fern was so interesting and unstudied in the 19th century that it led to a craze in Britain among amateur botanists, researchers and in decorative art, leading to "significant reductions in the wild populations of a number of the rarer species." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pte…
"Between Two Ferns" Guests aren't told what will happen in advance, according to Galifianakis.."They agree to come. There is no discussion beforehand...It just happens, no real prep, no organization whatsoever." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
A single species of fern was partially responsible for an entire ice age. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
49 million years ago a freshwater fern called Azolla blanketed the arctic ocean and permanently cooled Earth's climate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azo…
Ferns have more genes than humans nerdfighteria.info/video/…
Lady GaGa has a genus of ferns, Gaga, an extinct mammal, Gagadon, and a parasitic wasp, Aleiodes gaga, named after her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lad…
There is an extinct mammal and a genus of ferns named for Lady Gaga. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag…
A genus of ferns and two species of ferns have been named in Lady Gaga's honour. wired.com/wiredscience/20…
Voice actress of Fern from Arthur & Sagwa is also a Burlesque Performer montrealgazette.com/life/…
Lady Gaga has a 19 species of ferns named after her. today.duke.edu/2012/10/ga…
The music from "Between Two Ferns" is actually the theme from the 1976 film "Taxi Driver". youtube.com/watch?v=uAoP5…
Air ferns are dead and dried colonies of a coral like species of animals died green en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Fern sperm can swim.

yes, Ferns (those very ancient plants) have Sperm and it moves... a bit like ours. Be afraid? Learnt this on Ian Stewart's Power Of Flowers (btw, most gay sounding documentary ever?) on the BBC yesterday. go ancient plants! Also this is why ferns can only live in wet places...

edit: sorry, first submission, cocked up:

links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUEG8e9baKc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern

I wanted the title to link to a video, not myself, if anyone can edit?

Here's the programme for anyone with iPlayer access (valid for 1 week): http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01c8b5t/How_to_Grow_a_Planet_The_Power_of_Flowers/

The adder's-tongue fern has 1,260 chromosomes. By contrast, humans have 46, and fruit flies have 7. books.google.com/books?id…
Cheech and Chong played Stump and Root in Fern Gully en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
There is a word that rhymes with "orange": sporange; It refers to a part of a fern. oxforddictionaries.com/wo…
Some early botanist thought the elusive "fern seed" could confer invisibility to its bearer, but could only be caught on midnight of St John's Eve by stacking 12 pewter plates under the fern. If this failed, goblins were said to have stolen them, that being the one night they could roam freely. ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/b…
Air ferns are dead animals (Sertularia argentea). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
There is a genus of fern plants named for Lady Gaga youtube.com/watch?v=V1g8D…
There is a genus of ferns named after Lady Gaga en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag…
There is a genus of ferns that biologists at Duke University named after Lady Gaga youtube.com/watch?v=V1g8D…
The theme for Between Two Ferns is an arrangement of Bernard Herrmann's "Taxi Driver" score en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…

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