While filming a 170 foot waterfall in the movie Apocalypto, a cow was trying to cross upstream and went over the falls. It emerged at bottom, banging against the rocks, but after a local man swam in to calm the cow it then climbed up the bank and began eating grass as if nothing had happened. movieweb.com/talking-apoc…
Grasshoppers are older than grass, having evolved roughly 250 million years ago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Vodka doesn't have to come from potatoes, it can be made from anything which will ferment. Even grass, or salmon and old newspapers. Vodka just needs to be a clear spirit distilled to 190 proof. mashed.com/227248/the-rea…
In the 1790s, an Oxford student introduced using guano (bird poop) as fertiliser. He spread guano across the university lawn, using it to spell G U A N O. The lawn was soon scrubbed, but when spring came, the word GUANO was clearly visible, growing higher and thicker than the rest of the grass npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Tiger's orange-black skin color works very well as a camouflage in bushes or grass, because their preys are dichromats (red-green blind), like most mammals. royalsocietypublishing.or…
Omnivorous sharks exist. The Bonnethead shark, a close relative of the hammerhead shark, has been observed eating sea grass. theguardian.com/environme…
Little Miss Muffet most likely didn't sit on a small stool or low seat, but probably a small grassy knoll or tuft of grass. Although, the word doesn't appear in historical English prior to the nursery rhyme's creation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
Today I learned about Avro Yeadon, which built nearly 700 Lancaster bombers in WW2. To avoid German bombing, an elaborate camouflaging operation took place, grass covering the roof and hedges made out of fabric to replicate the original field pattern. Dummy animals were moved daily to increase the camouflage on-magazine.co.uk/yorkshi…
People are more likely to give up smoking when they live in areas surrounded by grass and trees sciencedirect.com/science…
The American music genre Bluegrass is named after a specific band, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In 2007 Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played the β€œBattle of Surfaces” match. In which the court had both Grass & Clay surfaces, the players respective best preformed surfaces to see who was truly #1 youtu.be/roVT7NJJh5g
A small Scottish island built a wall between their cow pastures and sheep pastures about 200 years ago. The sheep evolved to eat plentiful seaweed on their side and can now be poisoned by grass. The wall now must be constantly maintained. youtu.be/Hn6mGoaLpvU
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had a friendly match on a half-grass, half-clay court tennis365.com/tennis-feat…
Today I learned palm trees are more closely related to grass than they are oak trees or pine trees as palms are monocots while most other trees are dicots en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Most recordings of "White Christmas" skip the opening verse and start with the chorus. The opening verse, though, reveals the song is being sung by someone in "Beverly Hills, LA," where "the sun is shining, the grass is green/The orange and palm trees sway," but is "longing to be up north." kqed.org/news/83832/why-w…
The shape of a lawn mowers blade creates lift which forces the grass to stick up, making it much easier to be cut by the next blade en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
Despite being indoors, the stadium in Las Vegas for the Raiders has real grass. The grass has a track deep underneath it that allows the entire surface to be moved into direct sunlight between games. sportingnews.com/us/nfl/n…
Creed Bratton of The Office played guitar in the 1960s rock group The Grass Roots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
There's a type of carnivorous grass called Utricularia Graminifolia that traps small animals in its vacuum-driven bladder blog.inspireuplift.com/ut…
The Nossob River in the Kalahari desert is said to flow about once a century. However, water does flow underground to provide life for grass and camelthorn trees growing in the river bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nos…
Elephants are known to take a great interest in the bones of their deceased and to mourn for dead relatives and Magpies have been observed burying their dead under twigs of grass smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
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…
A 48 year old man in Ohio was arrested because he would not stop cutting the grass at the local public park. The grass was over 12 inches long, so he decided to cut it. He claimed he was just trying to save the city some money. en.wikinews.org/wiki/Ohio…
There's still an Inca-style woven-grass bridge standing. It dangles around 5 stories above Peru's Apurimac River and is over 115 feet long. Continuing a centuries-old tradition, area villagers annually restore the Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge and keep it in usable condition. atlasobscura.com/places/l…
In 1920s, a famine struck Russia and forced people to eat raw seeds, grass, dirt, dogs, cats and leather horse harnesses. At its peak, people eat and sell human body parts as meat. Despite reports of cannibalism, the police took no action as it was deemed a legitimate method of survival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus…
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…
Bamboo is not a type of wood, but a type of grass despite commonly being sold as a 'wooden worktop' or a type of 'wood flooring'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
Only in the twentieth century did humans decide that the dandelion was a weed. Before the invention of lawns, the golden blossoms and lion-toothed leaves were more likely to be praised as a bounty of food, medicine and magic. Gardeners used to weed out the grass to make room for the dandelions. mofga.org/Publications/Th…
Today I learned about the Tracy Tire Fire which occurred in Aug. 1998 after a spark caused a grass fire that ignited over 7 million illegally dumped tires. The fire wasn’t officially extinguished until Dec. 2000. A fire chief once compared the burning dump site to the result of an "atomic bomb attack." sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
Creed from the show The Office is actually named Creed in real life and was a member of the 60's rock band The Grass Roots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cre…
Today I learned of Larkhall, Scotland, a town which has had its subway change its green signs, as well as had residents try to burn grass, because of sectarianism. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
Although bamboo are commonly refered as "bamboo trees", bamboo aren't trees at all. They are actually one of the largest members of the grass family. homeguides.sfgate.com/bam…
Grass didn't exist for the vast majority of the dinosaur's existance, only the last million years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poa…
Scotts Miracle-Gro helped create a type of grass that's resistant to weed killer. It escaped its lab and spread across Oregon, becoming an unwanted weed with no easy way to kill it. hcn.org/issues/50.11/plan…
Andrew Myrick, a storekeeper on a Minnesota Native American reservation, told starving natives to get grass if they were hungry. He was found dead on the first day of the Dakota War of 1862 with grass stuffed in his mouth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew…
Female dogs are more responsible for dead grass spots than males due to congealed nitrogen from squatting to pee opposed to lifting a leg and spreading it out. puppyleaks.com/female-dog…
Today I learned about 'star jelly' or 'star snot,' a gelatinous substance sometimes found on grass or even on branches of trees. According to folklore, it is deposited on the Earth during meteor showers. Nobody is quite sure what it actually is. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Palm trees aren't actually trees but a type of gigantic grass. xcalakmexico.com/shocking…
The song Greensleeves is from 1580 and while often said to refer to a promiscuous woman or prostitute whose clothing was stained green from having sex in the grass, it is more likely associated with green being the color of romance in that time period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
A goat named β€œBig Boy” escaped from an Ohio farm and headbutted through a glass door in a local home & was found in the bathroom. Failing to get lured out by carrots, dog bone & grass, he was led out by the horns. The family's home insurance covers damage from deer & bears but not goats. abcnews.go.com/US/goat-br…
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…
Today I learned about Charles Domery, a man known for his insatiable appetite. When he was unable to find normal food to satisfy his hunger, he was said to have eaten cats, grass, rats, cows udders, candles and the severed leg of a fellow soldier (although eventually the leg was wrestled away from him). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
When Walt Whitman's collection of poetry 'Leaves of Grass' was published in 1855 it was met with so much ridicule that one critic went as far as to request Whitman commit suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
The first documented use of toilet paper dates back in 589AD in early medieval China. Elsewhere, wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while others used their hand when defecating into rivers, using rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stones, sand, moss,water, snow, etc. wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet…
No carnivore can grind their teeth, while omnivores and herbivores can. This is because they don’t need to ruminate their food like others do, eg cows to grass. dogfoodadvisor.com/canine…
There are an estimated 20 - 40 Million people in the U.S that are affected by hay fever, which are allergies specific to grass pollen. Such allergy has proven to be the most frequent allergic response in the nation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
The Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island, Philippines, are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of Hershey's "chocolate kisses". There are 1,247 hills, of which two have been developed into tourist resorts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Tomatoes contain similar protein structures to grass pollen, and thus can cause mouth irritation for hay-fever sufferers verywellhealth.com/tomato…
Zebras may have evolved stripes not for camouflage in long grass but to confuse the deadly tsetse fly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tse…

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