, the skin of a Honey Badger is tough enough to resist several machete blows and is almost impervious to arrows and spears en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Al β€œScarface” Capone got his famous facial scars from saying β€œHoney, you got a nice ass and I mean that as a compliment, believe me" to a woman. He got knifed in the face and received eighty stitches for the remark because it offended her brother. worldhistoryproject.org/1…
Morgan Freeman converted his 124-acre ranch into a giant sanctuary to protect honey bees mymodernmet.com/morgan-fr…
The skin of a honey badger is so thick that it can withstand multiple machete blows, arrows, and spears. The only sure way to kill one is via a club to the skull or gunshot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
In 2008 a bear was sued for stealing honey by a Macedonian beekeeper. The bear was found guilty, and the beekeeper received 1,700 euro from the state for the damages. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europ…
John Candy turned down the role for "Honey I shrunk the Kids" bc he felt his good friend, Rick Moranis, was better suited for it. ibtimes.co.uk/john-candy-…
Honey doesn't spoil even after thousands of years, like pots of it found still preserved in Egyptian tombs. It is highly acidic and low in moisture making it inhospitable for anything that tries to grow and bees have an enzyme that leaves hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct of breaking nectar down. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
A bear in a state park got into campers’ coolers and used claws & teeth to puncture beer cans; Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear tried a can of Busch, ignored the rest, then drank about 36 Rainier beers. They caught it a live trap baited with donuts, honey, open cans of Rainier. nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns…
Bees can produce coloured β€œhoney”. Beekeepers in northeastern France noticed that their bees were producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The reason turned out to be that the bees had been eating remnants of M&M candy shells from a nearby factory. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
β€œthe ancient Greeks used spider web clusters to stop bleeding in soldiers. They combined honey and vinegar to clean out the wounds. Then a wad of spider webs would be placed on top and held until the bleeding reduced.” interestingengineering.co…
Nepalese farmers create a honey called 'mad honey' which is produced by bees pollinating rhododendron plants. The honey is psychoactive and its effects can range from euphoria and lightheadedness to being similar to a full-blown acid trip. twistedfood.co.uk/this-tr…
Bees that make meat honey exist. The Vulture bee collects and processes meat into 'honey'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
Honey Badgers are extremely intelligent and are is extremely hard to keep locked up in captivity youtu.be/c36UNSoJenI
30 Billion honey bees from around the US are shipped to California once a year to pollinate almond trees. They are then shipped to other parts of the country through the year for the same purpose. npr.org/2017/03/09/519500…
3 Florida men tried to steal honey from a hive of 20K - 30K bees in Pasco County; each man got about 50 stings from the honey bees. The men were hosed down by Fire Rescue & brought to the hospital. A neighbor reported that the men had been "covered in bees", but no honey was reported stolen. usatoday.com/story/news/2…
An Australian guy shot his mate dead so he could steal his mates' $40000 worth of honey adelaidenow.com.au/news/n…
Honey is made from regurgitated flower nectar. The forager bee regurgitates the nectar into another bee, the processor bee, who regurgitates it to another processor bee who is nearer to the honeycomb. huffpost.com/entry/what-i…
It takes at least eight bees all their life to make one single teaspoonful of honey. Fortunately for us, they usually make more than they need, so we can have some, too. honeybee.org.au/education…
Honey bees keep their hives at a constant temperature around 33C. If its too cold they generate heat by flexing their muscles, and if its too hot then they vent hot air by fanning their wings arnia.co.uk/temperature-a…
Honey bees aren't native to North America. When they arrived from Europe they spread out faster than the colonists, and Native Americans considered the appearance of the "white man's fly" to indicate the approach of European settlers monticello.org/site/resea…
In an attempt to make his spy novels feel more authentic, author John Le CarrΓ© is credited with coining a number of terms for his fictional intelligence agency (terms like mole, honey trap, pavement artist, asset babysitter) which have become common terms used in real intelligence agencies. oregonlive.com/books/2015…
A Honeybee hive must travel to at least 2,000,000 flowers to create a one pound jar of honey. That is a distance of 55,000 miles for the bees in a hive. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
Yogurt was invented in 5000 BC and the combination of yogurt and honey was called "the food of the gods". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yog…
Researchers suggest that the ancient Chinese has been brewing beer since 7000 BC. It is believed that the ingredient used for the ancient Chinese beer were grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice mentalitch.com/the-histor…
There's a K-Pop group called Honey Popcorn made up of former porn stars. news.abs-cbn.com/entertai…
The kid that used the remote control lawnmower in Honey I Shrunk the Kids died of a heroin overdose while in prison in Arizona. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
"Nut" in Honey Nut Cheerios refers to the almond flavor cheerios.com/products/hon…
When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies. veterinaryhub.com/male-ho…
The "nut" in "Honey Nut Cheerios" used to be ground almonds in the recipe, but it's now made from natural almond flavouring which is typically manufactured not from almonds, but from peach pits. consumerreports.org/consu…
In LA in the 40s Rachmaninoff got invited to a party at Stravinsky's house by Stravinsky's wife. When Stravinsky opened the door that night to let a guy in, Rach was standing there with a huge jar of honey and Stravinsky was really confused, but invited Rach inside and they became friends. serenademagazine.com/seri…
Not to pinch and pull a honey bee sting out, because it releases all the venom; instead, drag it with your thumb. youtu.be/N1R28Zh6P1A
Today I learned about the Yao tribe who calls for a specific bird species to find them bees nests, after which the tribe takes the honey and leaves the wax for the birds in a rare case of human mutualism with wild animals. permaculturenews.org/2017…
Honey Bees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building, literally nytimes.com/2010/09/28/sc…
Re-Animator writer/director Stuart Gordon was the one who originally pitched Honey, I Shrunk the Kids to Disney en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the pharaoh. creatinghistory.com/pharo…
Eating honey can help to save your life in case of a battery cell ingestion. chop.edu/news/new-nationa…
Archaeologists routinely find edible honey in ancient Egyptian tombs - the stuff never spoils, due to extremely low water-content, very low pH, and hydrogen peroxide (made by an enzyme in the bees' stomachs). smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Bees have 2 stomachs β€” one for the food they eat and another to store the honey until they get back to their hive. ontariohoney.ca/kids-zone…
"mad honey" is cultivated in Turkey - honey made from nectar from rhododendron flowers. Small doses cause hallucinations, large doses bring seizures and death. It is used as medicine by Turkish villagers, who drink it in milk with breakfast and believe it increases sexual potency interestingengineering.co…
There was a southern fast food chain called Yogi Bear's Honey-Fried Chicken (and fiberglass statues of Yogi, Boo-Boo, Cindy, and Ranger Smith have been dumped into a "graveyard" behind a truck stop in North Carolina). boingboing.net/2018/09/21…
The first honeybees in New Zealand were brought over from the UK in two woven baskets via ship in 1839. Those bees made manuka honey, which is highly prized for its anti-microbial properties, and is now a big part of the US health industry. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Ukrainian Petro Prokopovych is considered the founder of commercial beekeeping for his invention of a hive frame and a crude queen excluder between brood and honey chambers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Today I learned about Cockney Rhyming Slang, the origin of terms like "Bread" for "money", where someone takes a rhyme for "money" such as "Bread and Honey" and drops the rhyming part. Other examples are Dicky = dicky dirt = shirt or Raspberry = raspberry tart = fart (as in "blowing raspberry/ies") ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Word…
The azalea plant is so toxic that even consuming honey made from them can cause vomiting, irregular heart rhythms, convulsions and mild paralysis. homeguides.sfgate.com/dan…
A possible inspiration for the dessert Baklava might have been the unfortunately named "placenta cake," an ancient Roman dish with several layers of dough, cheese, honey and bay leaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bak…
Bees create different types of honey using pollen from different plants, like Blueberry, Avocado, Sage, and over 300 more in the US alone. The different honeys can vary in scent, taste, and color greatly. naturenates.com/best-colo…
The dog from the Budweiser commercials "spuds McKenzie" was actually a female dog named honey tree evil eye. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Mandarin word for honey (蜜, mΓ¬) is a cognate to the English word 'mead.' It was borrowed into Old Chinese from Tocharian, an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family that was spoken in what is now Xinjiang in China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
NYC beekeepers noticed their bees making red honey, which led to an investigation that ultimately exposed the city's largest marijuana farm in the basement of a Brooklyn cherry factory thedailybeast.com/how-bee…
Today I learned about bees in Brooklyn who produced red honey which led to an investigation at a nearby marachino cherry factory which led to the discovery of a marijuana farm beneath the factory. The owner committed suicide before getting busted. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Ancient Israel was far from "the land of milk and honey," and instead people suffered from the lack of a balanced diet. By examining human remains, Dr MacDonald found evidence of iron-deficiency anaemia, consistent with a diet high in flat bread and low in meat and vegetables news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
In Ancient Egypt, elite dined off meat, fruit, vegetables, and honey-sweetened cakes enhanced by the finest of wines, but the poor were limited to a more monotonous diet of bread, fish, beans, onions and garlic washed down with a sweet, soupy beer historyextra.com/period/a…
Today I learned about β€œmad honey,” a honey made by bees gathering pollen from rhododendrons. β€œTo put it mildly, just one spoonful can get you as effed up as a football bat” - inverse.com/article/33974…
The earliest verifiable evidence of alcohol comes from Jiahu, China (7000–6650 BC). Chemical analysis shows it was a fermented drink made of grapes, hawthorn berries, honey, and rice. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Radiohead’s first album Pablo Honey was named after a Jerky Boys skit. youtu.be/OV2rhZjhY14
There’s a type of honey called "mad honey," which causes hallucinations. Honey hunters in Nepal make dangerous vertical climbs to harvest it since it sells for $60-80 a pound atlasobscura.com/foods/ma…
Megachile pluto, the world's largest bee has been spotted for the first time since 1981. It is 4 times larger than a honey bee cnn.com/2019/02/21/world/…
Honey Never Spoils, you could eat 3,000 year old honey. businessinsider.com/the-m…
The term "honey trap" was coined by John le Carre in the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy book. He coined a number of spy phrases that have become common. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Veteran honey bees perform a complicated dance called "Waggle dance" to indicate location of new flower fields, water sources and available new nests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag…
Over 5,000 food items are listed and described in a catalogue called the "Ark of Taste." For a food to be included, it must be sustainably produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion. Examples of included items: dandelion honey, rose syrup, and Bentheim Black Pied pig. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark…
Bears actually want to eat larvae, not honey youtu.be/s7BU9CeYneU?t=15…
Honey bees make their own bread out of the pollen they bring back. This β€˜bee bread’ contains proteins and vitamins for them to consume. It is the main source of protein for the colony. Bees make the bread by mixing pollen with nectar, honey, and saliva. kqed.org/science/1940898/…
Honey might help prevent gingivitis and cavities ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
While often reported, there is no evidence that eating locally sourced honey will help deal with seasonal allergies. acaai.org/resources/conne…
Honeycombs not only store honey, but also larvae missapismellifera.com/201…
After being shot in a failed assassination attempt in 1981, President Ronald Reagan's first remark to the First Lady was "Honey, I forgot to duck" a reference to a one-liner used by boxer Jack Dempsey after he lost his heavyweight title. time.com/3752477/reagan-a…
The Cape honey bee is unique among honey bee subspecies because workers can lay diploid, female eggs, by means of thelytoky, while workers of other subspecies (and, in fact, unmated females of virtually all other eusocial insects) can only lay haploid, male eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Honey Bees aren't native to the US, and are wimpy pollinators compared to native bees. blog.education.nationalge…
Doctors in the past used to taste the patient's urine to diagnose various diseases. If the urine tasted "wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar" it was a sure sign of diabetes. io9.gizmodo.com/urine-fla…
The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
When honey ant scouts come across a smaller ant nest and they send in a raiding party. Nothing is left behind but the repletes are the most valuable plunder - some are drained in situ, others are dragged back overground to the victor's nest. youtu.be/X5YaihAtnC4
In Ancient Egypt, Pharoah Pepi II despised flies so he would keep naked slaves smeared with honey near him in order to keep flies away. creatinghistory.com/pharo…
When Male honey bees mate, their penises explode and they die. During the queen's nuptial flight, she'll mate with about a dozen partners and leave a trail of their dead, penisless corpses in her wake. owlcation.com/stem/The-Li…
In 2012, a population of bees in France started making blue and green honey after consuming remnants of M&M candy shells. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Honey Bees are actually invasive to North America, and endanger local bee species that we really need to help keep things pollinated. theconversation.com/bee-b…
Armillaria solidipes, AKA honey fungus, is likely the worlds largest living organism. It’s almost 4 miles wide and found in the Blue Mountains in Oregon USA. earthsky.org/earth/larges…
Babies under the age of 1 year should not eat honey because their gut is not developed enough to stop certain harmful bacteria like Clostridium botulinum from infecting the body britannica.com/story/why-…
There was a popular sweet wine drunk in 16th and 17th century Britain called "Bastard", which came in white and brown varieties. It originated in Spain or Portugal and got its name from being a second-rate vintage mixed with honey. Brown Bastard wine is mentioned in Shakespeare's play Henry IV. topmeaning.com/english/br…
Honey bees are not native to North America. They were brought here from Europe. bugguide.net/node/view/47…
NASA engineers had issues with the honey comb insulation of the Saturn V rocket, so they ended up hiring local surfers, who had experience in working with the material, to apply it to the rocket. youtu.be/UYU-H6IOSEA?t=15…
The largest species of honeybee in the world live in the Himalayas and produce a hallucinogenic honey which is know as "Mad Honey". mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
Today I learned about 10,000 years ago artists depicted apiculture (beekeeping) on the walls of Spanish caves. Centuries after that, demand for bees wax and honey drove commerce across the empires of ancient Greece and Rome. theguardian.com/environme…
Honey could kill a baby because of Botulism spores that release toxins causing muscle weakness and breathing issues. Adults don't have the same risk as the stomach acid is strong enough to kill the spores. interestingengineering.co…
There is an american species of bees called Vulture bees, which make honey out of rotten meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
The "nut" in "Honey Nut Cheerios" used to be ground almonds in the recipe, but is now made from natural almond flavouring which is typically manufactured not from almonds, but from peach pits. consumerist.com/2014/06/0…
3000 years old perfectly edible honey was found 3 years ago in Egypt. nationalgeographic.com.au…
A bee only produces an average of one tenth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. honeycouncil.ca/bee-facts…
Avocados are pollinated by a particular species of honey producing wasps rather than bees en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
In computer science and operations research, the artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC) is an optimization algorithm based on the intelligent foraging behaviour of a honey bee swarm. In the ABC algorithm, there are three types of bees: employed bees, onlooker bees, and scout bees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
King Pepy II came to the throne aged nine, and ruled until he was 100. It is said he had a great system for avoiding insects: he would cover a slave in honey. Flies swarmed to the slave and left Pepy in peace. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
There were at least seven types of alcoholic beverages in the Americas before European contact. One of them is made from pineapple, and another is made from the honey of a domesticated stingless bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Virtually every brand of hard liquorβ€”bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rumβ€”is vegan. Nearly all distilled spirits are vegan except for cream-based liqueurs and products that mention honey on the label vegan.com/alcohol/
Honey can clear up infected surgical wounds and promotes healing in infected wounds that don't respond to the conventional antibiotics, including wounds infected with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
According to the FDA, most store-bought honey is adulterated with cheaper ingredients that are not honey. huffingtonpost.com/richar…
The Himalayan Honey Bee makes hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
Honey bees can be trained to detect drugs/explosives just like Dogs. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
The largest living organism is a honey fungus measuring 2.4 miles (3.8 km) across in the Blue Mountains in Oregon bbc.com/earth/story/20141…
Honey made from poisonous flowers was used to defeat an invading Roman army in 67 B.C. modernfarmer.com/2014/09/…

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