A human skull recovered in the back garden of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough belonged to a woman murdered in 1879 bbc.com/news/uk-england-l…
80's metal bands Twisted Sister and Manowar were involved in a feud. In an interview, Manowar called Twisted Sister a bunch of 'sissy boys with makeup'. Twisted Sister challenged them to a street fight at Covent Garden, but Manowar never showed up and later apologised for offending them. metal-rules.com/2012/06/2…
The rarest plant in the world is the Middlemist Red. Harvested to extinction in its native China, it now lives on only in botanical gardens in London and New Zealand. rarest.org/nature/plants
The oldest living house plant is a Eastern Cape Giant Cycad, Arriving to the Kew Gardens in 1775 and has been growing ever since kew.org/read-and-watch/ol…
Loofah sponges aren’t actually from a sea sponge but are from gourds and can be grown in gardens. goodhousekeeping.com/home…
There are feral Rose-Ringed Parakeets in London, and that you can even hand-feed them in London's Kensington Gardens. mylondon.news/news/west-l…
Praying mantises are able to prey on small birds like hummingbirds, eating them alive. Often used as pest control, large mantises made their way into North America, perching in trees, gardens and bird feeders. huffpost.com/entry/prayin…
A bunch of people pee in their gardens, which is actually very nutritious for plants [urea is essentially a fertilizer] huffpost.com/entry/why-yo…
Don Featherstone, creator of the famous plastic Pink Garden Flamingo, also wore matching outfits with his wife every single day for 35 years theatlantic.com/technolog…
Singapore Changi Airport has been rated the World's Best Airport by Skytrax for 8 consecutive years, the first airport to ever do so. It contains an indoor slide, butterfly garden, movie theater and the world's tallest indoor waterfall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The only tea garden in America, the Charleston Tea Garden in South Carolina, is owned by Bigelow Tea Company, but does not produce any "Bigelow Tea Company" teas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of the Tongan Castaways, six boys who stole a boat and were stranded on a deserted island in 1965, staying there for 15 months before rescue. Called a real-life Lord of the Flies, the boys built a "commune" with a garden, permanent fire, gym, and badminton court. theguardian.com/books/202…
Garden Veggie Straws, which shows fresh vegetables on the bag, and are promoted as a healthy alternative to chips, are actually made of salt, starch, and tomato paste. They have less nutrition than actual potato chips and the manufacturer, which has a history of false claims, is now being sued. nypost.com/2017/07/06/the…
British politician Tony Benn met his wife in Oxford in 1949. 9 days later, he proposed to her on a park bench. Later, he bought the bench from Oxford City Council and installed it in the garden of their home. They were together for 51 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Mexico city was formely an island that was self sufficient, it fed 200,000 inhabitants from floating gardens called Chinampas youtu.be/LrSuWDwfNVs
Today I learned of Adam Purple, who single-handedly built a 15,000 sq ft. community garden on the site of an abandoned lot in Manhattan in 1975. This act of guerrilla gardening was bulldozed by NYC in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gue…
There’s a garden in the UK dedicated to plants that are deadly & can kill you. It’s only available to visit by booking a guided tour & people have fainted walking around due to the fumes that some plants give off. It’s classed as the most dangerous garden in the world & holds over 100 plants. alnwickgarden.com/the-gar…
Preacher Elvy E. Callaway claimed the Garden of Eden was in Bristol, Florida. He reasoned that it is one of only two places in the world where a river "splits into four "(Genesis 2:10). The only other place with this description is a river in Siberia, which is obviously too cold for Eden. floridafringetourism.com/…
The term "Moonie" was first used by American media sources to refer to members of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church in 1974, during church events at the Madison Square Garden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Minesweeper's theme was so controversial in some countries that Microsoft was forced to replace the mines with flowers in some locations and rebrand it as "Flower Garden". Link instantfundas.com/2010/02…
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism anightatthegarden.com/
The 1968 rock song In A Gadda Da Vida was intended to be "In The Garden of Eden". Frontman Doug Ingle, who came up with the song, was hammered on red wine and his band mates couldn't understand him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-…
Heironymous Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delight's" has a tortured soul depicted with music written on his butt. It was transcribed and recorded into music you can listen to. worldofwonder.net/hierony…
Today I learned of the Herodium: A massive Palace-fortress built on an artificial mountain by Herod the great, consisted of four seven story towers, a bathhouse with three temperatures, courtyards, a full Roman theatre, banquet rooms, a full Roman garden, a 2x Olympic size swimming pool, and more en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
If you look closely at Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, there is a playable song written on a man's butt by a pink monster. thomann.de/blog/en/hieron…
A lawsuit filed against Busch Gardens Tampa Bay alleged that a model was falsely imprisoned after not being allowed to get off the Scorpion roller coaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
The giant prickly thistle "Miss Willmott's Ghost" gets its name because eccentric horticulturist Ellen Willmott would secretly plant its seeds in friends' gardens. She also employed a hundred male gardeners, and carried a revolver in her handbag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
"Big Pool" in Garden City, Kansas, built in 1922, is the world's largest outdoor concrete municipal swimming pool. It holds over two million gallons of water and is so large people can water ski on it. kshs.org/kansapedia/big-p…
Today I learned about Garden-Path Phrases such as "The old man the boat". They look wrong at first but they're 100% grammatically correct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
The Dutch government built the worlds first floating dairy farm, the Floating Farm, in anticipation of a world with shrinking land supply. The cows are on the farm's second level, a garden-like enclosure where the animals will be milked by robots, above is a greenhouse with grass for foraging. dairyherd.com/article/cow…
Black Garden Ant queens can live up to 15 years. Some have even been reported to live up to 30. Worker ants even live to at least 4 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In 1906, a Moroccan serial killer was sentenced to be walled up alive after he was found guilty of murdering 36 women (the bodies were found buried beneath his shop and garden). His cries for help were heard for two days before he went silent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imm…
Tribeca is one of a number of neighborhoods in New York City whose names are syllabic abbreviations, including SoHo (South of Houston Street), Nolita (North of Little Italy), NoMad (North Madison Square) and BoCoCa (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Someone has placed a gnome garden at the bottom of Wast Water lake in England. It was removed by police after three divers died while searching for it, but it is rumored to have reappeared at a point deeper than police are allowed to dive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The hole in Alice in Wonderland was inspired by the gypsum sinkholes in Ripon, Yorkshire. A girl called Mary Badcock may have inspired Alice, and in 1999 there was a sinkhole in her garden. youtube.com/watch?v=iA8nQ…
Today I learned of Adam-ondi-Ahman, a Mormon historic site in Missouri, where it's believed Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden. It's also a gathering site for church leaders for the Second Coming. Locals booted the Mormons, sold it to John Cravens and he renamed it Cravensville. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
-In 1973, 2 European Garden spiders went into low earth orbit as part of the Skylab 3 mission.Both spiders took a long time to adapt to their weightless existence.It was discovered that the webs that were spun in space were finer but also inconsistent compared to earth spun webs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Serial killer Edmund Kemper buried one of his victim's head in his mother's garden facing upward toward her bedroom. After his arrest, he stated that he did this because his mother "always wanted people to look up to her." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edm…
The red grapefruit comes from a 1950s gov nuclear program called "Atoms for Peace" where they would mutate crops with radioactive material. In these "Gamma Gardens" ones grown close to the radioactive source died, but ones farther away turned red en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
Tim Wong made the first and only successful attempt at singlehandedly repopulating the extremely rare pipevine swallowtail butterfly in San Francisco. In seven years, he cultivated more than 200 pipevine plants (sole food source) and donates thousands of caterpillars to the Botanical Gardens. returntonow.net/2019/04/2…
Today I learned of Rotha Lintorn-Orman, who decided to become a facist in 1923 to save Britian from communism one day when she was weeding her kitchen garden en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rot…
A lot off common weeds along hiking trails and in gardens can be eaten and used. One of them being Ground Elder that is treated as the villain in many gardens. hikeforpurpose.com/foragi…
Today I learned of Market Garden, a failed British operation during the Second World War which resulted in the loss of 16,000~ troops, 377 aircraft/gliders and 88 tanks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The queen of a Black Garden Ant colony can live up to 15 years and it has been claimed that some have lived for 30 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Today I learned of a garden in England dedicated entirely to poisonous plants. It's the most dangerous garden in the world. It holds over 100 killer plants such as, hemlock, strychnine, and nightshade. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
The interior design magazine Homes & Gardens did a piece complementing Adolf Hitler’s chalet. flashbak.com/in-november-…
Today I learned of The Testimony of Truth, a 4th century Gnostic manuscript that tells the story of The Garden of Eden from the point of view the serpent, a gnostic symbol for divine wisdom and knowledge, in which it depicts God as jealous and the villain in the story. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tes…
Some food banks and food pantries accept produce donations. If your garden produced too much, Ample Harvest can provide you a list of local food pantries that will take your excess. ampleharvest.org
On the Friday night the day after Martin Luther King's asasination Boston would be nearly alone among America’s major cities in remaining quiet and calm. Thanks in large part to James Brown refusing to cancel his concert that night at the Boston Garden. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Anne Whitney, an American sculptor, won the blind contest to create a statue of Charles Sumner in Boston Public Garden in 1875. When they found out that she was a woman they declared it "inappropriate" for her to have sculpted a man and gave the commission to Thomas Ball instead. exhibits.tufts.edu/spotli…

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