Today I learned of a variety of giant gourd shaped long-neck avocados (Persea americana Russell) with a glossy exterior that looks similar to zucchini or squash. They can grow to 13 inches long and weigh around 1.5 to 2.5 pounds while a typical Hass avocado usually weighs just 6 ounces. insider.com/what-are-long…
That in the 1980s a group of scientist found that male Jewel beetles in Australia were mating with discarded beer bottles as they looked like very sexually attractive females; glossy, dimpled and brown. Afterwards, the beer company changed their bottle design. australiangeographic.com.…
People wrote to Sears and complained about the company's shift to using glossy paper on their catalogs, since they couldn't use it to wipe their ass after defacation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Yellow school buses have their own color. School bus yellow is a color that was specifically formulated for use on school buses in North America in 1939. The color is now officially known in Canada and the U.S. as National School Bus Glossy Yellow, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
When the Sears catalogue began to be printed on glossy paper instead of "regular" paper, the company received complaints because people found it harder to use as toilet paper en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Glossy paper is heavy because it's literally made of clay. The gloss is made using white clay to fill in the spaces between the fibers. orau.org/ptp/collection/c…
The original Star Wars crawling text opening involved slowly moving the camera down a glossy printed plate gizmodo.com/5542745/so-th…
There is a law that says all school buses must be "Glossy Yellow" nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/whatsup/t…
Before toilet paper was widely available, it was common to use pages from the Sears catalog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
40% of our usual household waste can be composted. Healthy compost even requires your glossy mags and junk mail! gardenorganic.org.uk/orga…
You can cover up scratches in wooden furniture with a walnut. apartmenttherapy.com/sf/h…
Cyclists race each other in enclosed recumbent bicycles to battle for the title of "World's fastest human propelled by their own power." youtube.com/watch?v=5V2Fg…

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