Russia, using earthworks and cultivation techniques (and with little glass), pioneered growing citrus trees, known for incredible frost sensitivity, in temperatures down to -30C / -22F. Annual national production of citrus reached almost half a billion pounds in 1950. lowtechmagazine.com/2020/…
The longer the grass on the lawn (anywhere) is, the less likely it's to get frost... fao.org/3/y7223e/y7223e0c…
The Kuwae volcanic eruption affected the entire world. During the final siege of Constantinople the city's gardens failed and it was racked by a thunderstorm. There were crop failures in Sweden, the Chinese recorded countless died of cold and famine, and Mexican codices record frosts in fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
Tress are being genetically modified to grow faster and withstand frost in an effort to provide renewable energy. agbioforum.org/v13n4/v13n…
Birds get drunk sometimes and fall, stumble, and crash into windows. In 2010 about 50 dead birds were found and a report showed nearby berries had high enough ethanol levels to intoxicate them. In 2018 berries fermented as a result of an early frost and a town was full of confused, erratic birds nytimes.com/2018/10/07/sc…
Most homes in California don't have basements. This is because basements are primarily for keeping pipes below the frost line so they don't freeze when it's cold out. Warm climates don't have this problem, thus no need for a basement. finehomebuilding.com/1998…
Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Mexico giving it a mild tropical climate year round, Key West Florida is the only city in the Continental US that's never had recorded frost. key-west.com/weather.htm
Dan Frost, a German man, discovered a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds by extracting the oxygen from the C02 leaving behind carbon that, under intense pressure, forms diamonds popularmechanics.com/scie…
Ice-cubes shrink over time inside of a frost-free freezer because of a process known as sublimation. A heating coil activates on a timer to prevent ice buildup on the freezer coil, this allows enough hot air to enter the food storage area for ice cubes to sublimate but not enough to thaw food. reference.com/science/ice…
The 'Cornetto Trilogy' was named because Pegg and Frost got a free cornetto for featuring one in Shaun of the Dead, and wanted to try their luck for another free ice cream in Hot Fuzz ew.com/article/2013/08/23…
A town in Florida was named Frostproof as a marketing plot to claim that the town would never have a citrus frost. Less than two years after its founding a frost killed most of the citrus in town. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Robert Frost was the first poet to read at a presidential inauguration when JFK asked him to recite a poem at his in 1961. Frost wrote a new poem for the occasion, but was incapable of reading it because of how bright it was outside. So, he recited "The Gift Outright" from memory instead. poets.org/text/poetry-and…
Robert Frost wrote β€œThe Road Not Taken” to tease his chronically indecisive friend, Edward Thomas, who misinterpreted the meaning and enlisted in the military shortly thereafter, only to be killed two years later in WWI theatlantic.com/video/ind…
Jo frost aka "the supernanny" still does private consulations and helps families even after 8 years of supernanny going off the air jofrost.com
Today I learned about the Salt and Ice Challenge. It's where participants pour salt on their the arm, and ice is then placed on the salt. This causes a "burning" similar to frost bite as they try to withstand the pain for the longest time. It is dangerous and can quickly cause second- and third-degree injuries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Japanese tea farms have fans that blow on tea during winter to prevent frost from forming on the leaves. myjapanesegreentea.com/el…
1816 was called the year without a summer. From May to August of that year there were frequent frosts and snowfalls causing widespread crop failure and a food crisis. cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br…
Ice Rime and Hoar Frost look and form quite different blog.weatherops.com/rime-…
There is a rare type of fluffy frost called hair ice that only forms on rotting wood. It baffled scientists for decades until 2015, when scientists determined that fungal activity was largely responsible for the ice formation. weather.com/science/news/…
At John Kennedy's inauguration, Robert Frost was to read a new poem he wrote called, "Dedication." But when the glare prevented him from seeing the words clearly enough, he recited another poem from memory, "The Gift Outright." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina…
Truman Capote once attended a Robert Frost reading and left because he was sick. Frost was so offended that he got Capote fired from the New Yorker thoughtcatalog.com/rachel…
The process of a gas turning straight into a solid (bypassing the liquid stage) is called deposition, and that's how snow and frost forms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dep…
A Michigan family filmed in November 2006 for the *Supernanny* reality TV series was sued three months later (after Jo Frost had allegedly worked her Nanny magic) by their condo association due to the unruly behavior of their children. tucson.com/news/national/…
Ice cubes can get smaller by evaporating in modern frost-free freezers. This is called sublimation edinformatics.com/math_sc…
Thaw, dethaw, and unthaw all mean the same thing. Meanwhile freeze/unfreeze and frost/defrost are opposites. webster-dictionary.org/de…
There is no month where there isn't a chance of frost in Minnesota. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Before Champagne became popular, fizz in wine was considered a bad thing and benedictine monk Dom Perignon worked to eliminate it. Wines from Champagne had a tendency to fizz because early frosts often led to incomplete fermentation during the manufacturing process. history.com/news/hungry-h…
Russia has their own blue version of Santa called Grandfather Frost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ded…
1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer. Several frosts and snow across New England destroyed crops and led to starvation. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Titanic radio operator Harold Bride stayed at is post until water flooded the radio room. He jumped into the icy water and was briefly trapped under a lifeboat. After being rescued with frost bitten and crushed feet he worked the radio for 36 more hours. encyclopedia-titanica.org…
Today I learned that Robert Frost's famous poem is not about 'taking the road less traveled', but about people who dwell on inconsequential decisions and continue to regret them afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Jean Hilliard, a woman found completely immobile from frost 1980, who made a full recovery. snopes.com/medical/myths/…
1816 was a year "without summer". In July and August, lake and river ice was observed as far south as Pennsylvania. Frost was reported as far south as Virginia. In April 1815, one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded human history had occurred in Indonesia. appalachianmagazine.com/2…
The poem "The Road Not Taken" is actually just an inside joke between author Robert Frost and a friend about his friend always regretting not taking a different path than the one he chose to take on their frequent walks together. poets.org/poetsorg/text/r…
The original host of Inside Edition was David Frost, who was dismissed after 3 weeks for being "too high brow for the show's low brow format." His replacement was Bill O'Reilly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
By using more pressure than found in earth’s core, scientists at Germany’s Bayerisches Geoinstitut made diamond gemstones from peanut butter. Scientist Dan Frost noted that the hydrogen that’s bonded to the peanut butter’s carbon makes the process messier and that the process is slow. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In 1920, America's 1st Historical Preservationist, Susan Pringle Frost, gained the right to vote, became America's 1st licensed female Realtor, started America's 1st historical preservation society, and created the 1st Board of Architectural Review in the world, all at the age of 65. scencyclopedia.org/sce/en…
1816 was called the "Year Without a Summer". Volcanic activity the year before caused a major decrease in global temperature. Frost and snow destroyed crops, leading to famine in many places. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yea…
The eruption of 1815 Mount Tambora could be heard from a distance of 2500 kilometers (=1550 miles). It blew so much ash in the atmosphere, sunlight got blocked and global temperature dropped, causing freezing temperatures and frost during the summer of 1816, nicknamed "The Year Without a Summer" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/181…
The Directors of Twin Peaks originally shot 3 different scenes with 3 different killers - Leyland Palmer, Dr Jackoby and Ben Horne. This was because David Lynch and Mark Frost didn't want even the cast to know who really killed Laura Palmer. youtube.com/watch?v=w4sks…
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" was written to gently mock his close friend, Edward Thomas, who was notably indecisive. Thomas took it badly, and decided to join the British Army in 1915, and was killed in battle in 1917. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
American poet Robert Frost outlived 4 of his six children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
(uncovered) ice cubes evaporate in modern frost-free freezers due to sublimation indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Frost once killed most of the citrus crop in Frostproof, Fla. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
A flavored ice cream is the connection in the trilogy of films that are directed by Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg And Nick Frost (The films are Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the forth coming film The World's End). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
At JFK's inauguration, Robert Frost had difficulty reading the poem he prepared, so he recited a different one from memory. youtu.be/Rov3usRnu64?t=24…
The poet Ezra Pound mentored &/or published young writers such as Robert Frost, TS Eliot, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. Later in his life, Pound was also arrested for treason and institutionalized. poetryfoundation.org/bio/…
The Great Frost (as it was known in England) or Le Grand Hiver (as it was known in France) was an extraordinarily cold winter in Europe in late 1708 and early 1709, and was found to be the coldest European winter during the past 500 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
There are frost quakes. Certain freezing conditions can cause seismic activity not unlike earthquakes, they are called cryoseisms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Robert Frost would listen to muffled conversations from behind a closed door to get a feeling for what he called "the abstract sound of sense", or the unconscious rhythms of natural speech udallasclassics.org/maure…
Meteorites are not necessarily hot when they reach the Earth. In fact, many meteorites are found with frost on them. A meteorite has been in the near-absolute zero temperature of space for billions of years, so the interior of it is very cold. listverse.com/2007/12/01/…
The narrator of Supernanny is Nick Frost, star of Hot Fuzz, Spaced, Paul etc. No relation to the shows star Jo Frost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned of Shikoku, a Japanese town with mostly elderly inhabitants that faced crisis after a frost. The town economy collapsed, so one man got the idea that the elderly inhabitants could collect beautiful leaves from the surrounding nature and sell to restaurants for garnishes. The town flourished. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
While NORAD tracks Santa Claus, Russian GLONASS navigation system Tracks Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) - his Russian clone who brings children presents on New Year's Eve noradsanta.wikia.com/wiki…
In India during pre refrigeration days ice was manufactured in temperatures as high as 43Β°F by facilitating frost formation through evaporation during night. This ice could then be stored for use during summer! thehindu.com/features/met…
In traditional Swedish textile painting a "frost" is a small misalignment, a millimeter or so, that shows when all the colours in a pattern are printed story.visitsweden.com/mee…
Golfer Payne Stewart died in a bizarre plane crash in 1999. His LearJet was unresponsive to ATC commands. USAF fighters scrambled to the plane where they observed frost on the windows and no movement from within. The plane continued flying until it ran out of fuel and crashed in a field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay…
"Frost Flowers" form in sea ice during the polar winter. polarmicrobes.org/?p=106
During the second season of Twin Peaks, David Lynch & Mark Frost created a bizarre sitcom based around the filming of a live variety TV show in the 1950s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
The literary giants T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway were all helped by an American poet and critic called Ezra Pound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezr…
All bull riders must wear a protective vest after Lane Frost died from an injury that could have been prevented with the vest so one of his partners created one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Balls of hoary frost roll across Antarctica link to pics in comments en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y…
In extreme cold, ice can develop from the sap of plants, causing the formation on 'frost flowers' en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
In Russia they don't have Santa Claus but instead they have Papa Frost aka Ded Moroz who doesn't fly by delivers gifts by hand with his frozen granddaughter or leaves them next to the 'New Year Tree' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ded…
'hoar' as in 'hoar frost' means 'showing signs of old age' accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Frost on an airplanes wing can significantly reduce the ability of the wing to produce lift and increase in stall speeds by 20% to 40%. ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br…
Actor Michael Sheen (Twilight, Underworld, Frost/Nixon) has portrayed Tony Blair in three non related movies. imdb.com/name/nm0790688/f…
Full moons have names. For May it's the Planting or Milk Moon in the Northern Hemisphere, and Hunter’s, Beaver, or Frost Moon in the Southern Hemisphere. earthsky.org/astronomy-es…
Today I learned that a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada once experienced a record setting 167-day-long frost-free period in 1978, which was, to the dismay of a number of residents, sl not a long enough growing season for yams or sweet potatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
A man lost was lost in Yellowstone for 37 days in 1870. When he was found he "weighed only 50 pounds and his frost-bitten feet had been worn to the bone." pbs.org/nationalparks/his…
Bodie, California has more frost days a year than anywhere in Alaska currentresults.com/Weathe…
The River Thames frequently froze over during the 17th century and hosted fairs on the ice, called Frost Fairs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to play detectives Dupond et Dupont in the upcoming TinTin movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost isn't what I thought it was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Farmers use helicopters to prevent frost on their crops. makinair.com/frost.html
David Lynch and Mark Frost created 'Twin Peaks' when they failed to acquire the rights to Marilyn Monroe's biography 'Goddess'. imdb.com/title/tt0098936/…
Diane Sawyer worked for Richard Nixon at the time of his interview with David Frost, and was also suspected of being Deep Throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Supernanny, Jo Frost, has no kids. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
The themes for the trilogy that involve Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are based on the three flavors of Cornetto. Red Strawberry for the gory Shaun of the Dead, Blue Original for the police based Hot Fuzz, and Green Mint-Chocolate Chip for The World's End. iwatchstuff.com/2011/12/e…
The frost on the ground on cold mornings is called "hoar frost" and the frost that accumulates in glacier crevices are is called "crevasse hoar." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
In the film, X-Men: First Class, a telepathic battle between Professor X and Emma Frost was going to be added, but upon the release of Inception (2010) the concept was scrapped. imdb.com/title/tt1270798/…
Some vegetables taste sweeter after being exposed to frost or cold temperatures. thekitchn.com/food-scienc…
, Sigourney Weaver was supposed to play Emma Frost in X-men Last Stand (Emma Frost is the diamond/telepathic mutant in X-men First Class) imdb.com/title/tt0376994/…
There is a screenwriter named Emma Frost who's writing a TV series titled <The White Queen> which has nothing to do with the Marvel universe at all. imdb.com/name/nm0296491/
Farmers can protect certain crops from frost damage by freezing them with water swfwmd.state.fl.us/emerge…

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