Crows in Japan learned to crack walnuts by dropping them in a crosswalk. the birds hop in front of the cars and place walnuts. After the lights turn green the vehicles drive over the nuts, cracking them open. when it’s time to cross again, the crow join the pedestrians and pick up their meal. pbs.org/lifeofbirds/brain…
Today I learned about Ghost Stories, an anime that did so poorly in Japan they gave the American dub free reign to do whatever they wanted and the voice over team went nuts. bloody-disgusting.com/tv/…
Today I learned of John Smeaton, an airport worker who kicked an attempted suicide bomber in the nuts. He would later be awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Cashew nuts grow on the bottom of cashew apples. garden.eco/how-are-cashew…
Crows have been found to place nuts on the road so their tough shells can be broken open by passing vehicles. They even know to wait for the red light of traffic signals to retrieve the nuts. scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
Police in Australia spent over $1000 to track down a man who stole a $3.95 bag of Nobby's Nuts by hiding them in his pants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nob…
A UK study found that North American gray squirrels are smarter than UK red squirrels at tasks to get hazelnuts. Both gray & red equally opened a clear flap to get a nut. But in a multi-step task including operating a lever to get a nut, 91% of gray squirrels solved it vs 62% of red squirrels. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The cashew "apple" is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew β€œnut” is the seed of the fruit. The shell of the cashew seed is used for lubricants, waterproofing, paints and arms production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
ABBA's famous outfits were chosen because of Swedish tax law. If they bought cloths for performance they could get a tax deduction, but they had to prove they couldn't be worn on the street. According to BjΓΆrn "we looked like nuts [...] Nobody can have been as badly dressed on stage as we were" theguardian.com/music/201…
Donuts were invented in New York and were originally called "Oily Cakes". The name later changed to Donut because nuts were added to the middle because the center would not cook properly. doyouremember.com/115457/…
In 2013 Federal District Court in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit from Dairy Farmers to rename Almond Milk to "Nut Juice" for false advertising since "Nuts don't Lactate" It was rejected as "No reasonable consumer would mistake a product like soy milk or almond milk with dairy milk from a cow” nytimes.com/2017/02/13/we…
The coconut is classified as a drupe, or a dry drupe. Under loose definitions, coconut can also be considered a fruit, a nut, and a seed. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
Chock Full o'Nuts coffee is actually nut free. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Today I learned about ATLAS-I, aka Trestle, the world's largest structure made entirely of wood, glue laminate, wooden bolts/nuts and sufficient to support a fully loaded B-52 bomber (for elevated EMP testing) 1,000 ft long, 125 ft (about 12 stories) tall, and constructed of 6.5 million board-feet of lumber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATL…
"Nut" in Honey Nut Cheerios refers to the almond flavor cheerios.com/products/hon…
Some crows have evolved the ability to drop hard-shelled nuts onto roads and wait for cars to crack them open. Some have even figured out that dropping them onto pedestrian crossings can give them the safety of retrieving the nut without getting run over. youtube.com/watch?v=NenEd…
Peanuts are actually not nuts. Instead, they are legumes. So they are closer botanically to peas, beans and chickpeas rather than to nuts like walnuts and almonds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
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…
The water chestnut is not a nut at all, but an aquatic vegetable en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The difference between a bolt or a screw is whether there is a nut used or not. A fastener can be a screw in one application and a bolt in another, if it uses a nut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol…
Jams are made from actual fruit, jellies are made from fruit juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. thekitchn.com/whats-the-d…
Today I learned of the Nutty Narrows Bridge: a tiny suspension bridge designed to allow the squirrels of Longview, WA to safely cross the highway to forage for nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
Henry Ford allowed injured laborers to continue work from their hospital beds; screwing nuts on small bolts without getting out of bed. It was optional, but allowed employees to receive their normal salary while hospitalized. Ford believed the work to hasten their recovery. henry-ford.net/english/fa…
Several of the peoples of the eastern New Guinea Highlands have developed an "avoidance language", used when collecting pandanus nuts in order to not use words that are thought of as being "unhealthy" for the plants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Pink peppercorns are related to cashews and can cause an allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis, for those with tree nut allergies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
"Amok Time", a classic episode of Star Trek, was deemed too mature for German audiences in 1967. It was dubbed to suggest Spock went nuts because of a medical treatment and killing Kirk was a hallucination. It wasn't until 1996 that it was finally aired with its intended story. memory-alpha.fandom.com/w…
Dr. Shawn Baker, a California-based orthopedic surgeon, promotes the carnivore diet, where one eat animal products only. So, no vegetables, fruit, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, or any starches self.com/story/im-a-regis…
Donuts were originally called "oily cakes." Early Americans took the fact that the treats were fried in oil quite literally, naming them olykoeks, translating to "oily cakes." The word 'donut' came soon after when a woman is said to have put nuts in the dough before frying it. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
:Certain nuts like chestnuts and hazlenuts are technically fruits. Unlike most of the other nuts which are considered seeds. healthline.com/nutrition/…
When a Roman general celebrated a triumph, the Vestal Virgins suspended a fascinus, or phallic effigy, under the chariot to ward off invidia. (The Romans had truck nuts) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inv…
The peanut statue from the β€œthis pleases the nut” meme is supposed to be Jimmy Carter. atlasobscura.com/places/j…
During the "Battle Of The Bulge" (December 1944) the German commander asked American troops to surrender, as they were encircled by the Germans near the city of Bastogne (Belgium). General McAuliffe's response was: "NUTS!" archivesfoundation.org/do…
70 percent of the world’s Macadamia Nuts came from one tree in Australia. All of Hawaii’s macadamias share distinctive markers with a tiny wild grouping of trees in Gympie, suggesting that all of the state’s modern crops were likely cloned out of a single Australian tree. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Breakfast being β€œthe most important meal of the day” originated in a 1944 marketing campaign launched by General Foods, the manufacturer of Grape Nuts, to sell more cereal. During the campaign, grocery stores and radio ads promoted the importance of breakfast. theatlantic.com/business/…
Brazil nuts can be 1000x more radio active than other foods mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Today I learned Howard Hughes loved banana nut ice cream so much his aides convinced Baskin-Robbins to produce a 350 gallon special order of the discontinued product. A few days later he grew tired of it and decided he only wanted French Vanilla so his hotel gave away the ice cream to customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Pistachios are expensive because the trees take up to 20 years to reach peak production, and are "biennial-bearing", meaning a light harvest every other year. The nuts used to be dyed red to hide stains caused by hand picking, most pistachios are now machine picked and dyeing is unnecessary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pis…
40 real squirrels were trained to crack nuts for Charlie & the Chocolate Factory instead of using CGI news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magaz…
: Squirrel fishing is the sporting practice of "catching" squirrels and attempting to lift them into the air using a nut (preferably a peanut) tied to a string or fishing line, and optionally some kind of fishing pole. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Brazil nuts grow in pods that look a lot like coconuts, and are classified as seeds, not true nuts. brazilnuttree.co.uk/nuts.…
Pink peppercorn is related to cashews and pistachios and can cause cross-reactivity in those who are allergic to tree nuts. europepmc.org/article/PMC…
Crows drop rats on airport runways to kill them, since the friction from the landing shreds the rat open for consumption. They also drop nuts on roads for cars to run over so they can be opened/broken to pieces. westernfieldornithologist…
Today I learned of the Pandanus Language--a "secret" language native to Papua New Guinea that's only spoken when harvesting pandanus nuts. Many normal words are thought to be unhealthy to the plants and are avoided during harvest time so the plant can retain its magical properties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
A real-estate agent parked his car for five weeks and came back to find it was chock full of nuts. Andrew Wilkins, 25, parked his VW Golf in Surrey while he and his girlfriend took a long overseas holiday. When he returned, he tried driving the car but had difficulty shifting gears. autoblog.com/2018/01/02/s…
Crows in urban Japan and the United States have innovated a technique to crack hard-shelled nuts by dropping them onto crosswalks and letting them be run over and cracked by cars. Then they retrieve the cracked nuts when the cars are stopped at the red light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
Peanuts Aren't Nuts, they're legumes huffpost.com/entry/how-pe…
Cashews actually grow on 20 feet (6 meters) tall evergreen trees, the nut we eat is part of a larger fruit called a cashew apple, and the exterior of an un-shelled cashew has the same toxins as poison ivy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
A report in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that daily nut-eaters were less likely to die of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease. Overall, the daily nut-eaters were 20% less likely to have died during the course of the study than those who avoided nuts. health.harvard.edu/blog/e…
Pistachio Nuts are prone to spontaneous combustion if improperly stored or transported in large quantities due to a chemical reaction that continues to take place in the nuts even after they are harvested io9.gizmodo.com/when-pist…
Eating pine nuts can cause "pine mouth," a bitter or metallic lingering taste in the mouth that can last for weeks. latimes.com/local/abcaria…
Brazil Nuts grow on trees with deep roots, which reach down to soil high in natural radium. This makes Brazil Nuts more radioactive than most other items in your home. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In Brazil there is a pine nut, 20 times the size of normal pine nuts, which is both very tasty, and at the same time also under threat of extinction. This nut ("pinhΓ£o") is prepared in a similar way to chestnuts, e.g. by boiling on the stove, and has a buttery, creamy taste. healthtraveljunkie.com/pi…
Due to animals matching the output of acorns, oak trees will have a "Masting" year. A masting year will see a tree produce tons of extra nuts to prevent from all seeds being eaten. All trees in an area will do it at the same time for some unknown reason. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
A coconut can be classified as nut, a fruit, AND a seed. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
In 2007, a British woman with a Brazil nut allergy suffered the first recorded severe allergic reaction transmitted by semen during vaginal intercourse. reachmd.com/news/what-all…
Today I learned about the Nut Island Effect, a behavioral phenomenon in which a team of skilled employees can become incompetent when isolated from distracted top managers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
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…
The pecan industry's success is due to a slave named Antoine, who was a gardener and expert grafter of pecan trees. In 1876, nuts from Antoine's trees were displayed alongside Bell's telephone, the Remington typewriter, Heinz ketchup, and the right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty. zocalopublicsquare.org/20…
The "Jesus Nut", sometime referred to as the "Jesus Pin", is the only component holding the rotors to some helicopters' body. If it were to fail during operation, the rotors would completely separate from the body, causing a rapid unplanned decent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Howard Hughes' aides shipped 350 gallons of his favorite ice cream from LA : Baskin-Robbins' banana nut.A few days after the order arrived, Hughes said he was tired of banana nut and wanted only French vanilla.Desert Inn ended up distributing free banana nut to casino customers for a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Ontario is named after the lake, not the other way around. As well as Brazil being named after the Brazil nut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ont…
Today I learned of the "nut rage incident", where on a Korean Air flight the vice president of the airline struck the cabin crew chief with a tablet and ordered the plane to return to the gate after being being served nuts in a plastic bag instead of on a plate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
In WWII German command ordered encircled US troops in Bastogne to surrender, to which Gen Anthony McAuliffe replied simply: NUTS! When Col Joseph Harper delivered the message to the German commander, the commander asked what the message meant. Harper replied, "In plain English? Go to hell." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Airplane wheels are held on by a single central locking nut, like F1 cars. youtu.be/RSrTX1Oi2hc
70% of all Macadamia Nuts descended from a small region of Australia, likely from one tree planted in the 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
The rotor retaining nut on a helicopter is called a "Jesus Nut" because if it fail, all thats left to do is pray to Jesus technology.org/2018/03/27…
Jackie Robinson retired from baseball and became the Vice President of Chock Full o'Nuts coffee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
A coconut is a fruit, seed, and a nut. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
The name Coca Cola refers to two of the drink's original ingredients: coca leaves (a source of cocaine) and the kola nuts (a source of flavour and caffeine). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Scientists studied a parrot for 30 years and found he had the intelligence of a five-year-old human. He had a vocabulary of 150 words and could ask for a banana. If he was offered a nut instead, he would stare in silence, ask for the banana again, or take the nut and throw it at the researcher. allenschool.edu/blog/heal…
Certain scents like candy-cucumber, banana nut, and pumpkin pie-lavender increase female arousal. old.post-gazette.com/maga…
Trail Mix was 'invented' by Horace Kepart, a travel writer and librarian from the 1910s who recommended the combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Cashews nuts grow out of the bottom of "cashew apples" and are actually toxic before they're properly processed mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Romans may have invented the burger, called Isicia Omentata, over 1,500 years ago which was made with minced meat, pepper, wine, pine nuts and a rich fish-based sauce called garum. The Romans also introduced the first fast food restaurants, called a thermopolium, that sold hot ready-to-eat food. museumcrush.org/the-1500-…
Tryptophan in turkey isn’t what makes us tired after Thanksgiving dinner, it’s the overeating of carbohydrates. Turkey contains no more tryptophan than chicken or beef, and nuts and cheeses actually contain more. nytimes.com/2015/11/26/sc…
Eating 140g of Brazil nuts is the same dose of radiation as a chest X-ray gov.uk/government/publica…
Today I learned of Marvel hero Squirrel Girl and her sidekick Monkey Joe who saved Iron Man and has defeated Doctor Doom, Deadpool, Thanos, Wolverine and even saved Earth from Galactus by convincing him to destroy a different planet that was filled with nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squ…
Fox Squirrels "scatter hoard" 10,000 nuts a year and can remember the unique locations of 9,000 of them independent.co.uk/arts-en…
During the Battle of the Bulge, General McAulliffe responded to the German's surrender demands with "Nuts!" in English, which was then translated (with the help of Bud Harper) to "Go to hell!" in German. army.mil/article/92856/th…
Chad has the world's healthiest diet even though it is an extremely poor nation. It has access to vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and fish, but almost no availability of processed meat and sugary beverages, or foods containing trans fats or sodium stuff.co.nz/life-style/we…
Actor Danny Trejo does not do his own stunts because he says "I don’t want to risk 80 people’s jobs just so I can say I have big nuts." fxn.ws/1kAF4gb
In 2012 a 20 year-old Canadian woman with a nut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend shortly after he ate a peanut butter sandwich. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned about pine mouth, the affliction where a couple of days after eating pine nuts everything starts tasting metallic. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Keluak nuts, the so-called Asian equivalent of black truffles, contain hydrogen cyanide and is deadly poisonous if consumed without prior preparation. The most common way to make the seeds edible is by boiling, wrapping them in banana leaves then burying under ash and dirt for 40 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Jams are made from fruit, while jellies are made from juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. Fruit butters are slow cooked to a smooth consistency. seriouseats.com/2014/08/d…
General Mills cereal company removed the bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios to raise awareness of declining bee populations time.com/4259416/honey-nu…
Crows use cars to crack open nuts. To avoid being run over, they drop their nuts at pedestrian crossing. bbc.com/earth/storyoflife…
Today I learned about a Time Magazine writer that didn't believe in nut allergies ended up having a son with a nut allergy content.time.com/time/mag…
Actor Danny Trejo pointedly does not do his own stunts saying "I don’t want to risk 80 people’s jobs just so I can say I have big nuts." foxnews.com/entertainment…
Today I learned why Cola is called Cola, it's because orginally a lot of its caffeine contents was derived from Kola nuts rewindandcapture.com/why-…
The term 'Frito Feet' refers to dogs paws that smell Like Corn Chips, Nuts, or Popcorn. thespruce.com/dog-paws-sm…
General Anthony McAuliffe, while encircled during the Battle of the Bulge, replied with just one word, β€œNuts” to the German Commander’s demand to surrender. army.mil/article-amp/9285…
The Macadamia nut has the toughest shell of any nut in the world, requiring 300 pounds per square inch to crack. seriouseats.com/amp/2010/…
Pine nuts come from pine cones huffingtonpost.com.au/ent…
There is a language in Papua New Guinea that is only used when gathering nuts atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 2014 a Korean Air flight had to return to the gate because the vice chairman was served nuts in a plastic bag as opposed to served on a plate. She struck the cabin crew chief with a tablet on his knuckles repeatedly and then fired him immediately in what's known as The Nut Rage Incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
When a mental health facility in New Jersey caught fire, a newspaper ran the headline "Roasted Nuts" articles.philly.com/2002-…
Many helicopters have a "Jesus Nut", named such because if it were fail in flight, the helicopter would detach from the rotor making the only thing left for the crew to do would be to "pray to Jesus." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Eating pizza boosts serotonin - an essential feel-good hormone. You can also aid serotonin production by eating nuts, seeds, and fish (for tryptophan) and yogurt (who's probiotics aid in digestion). neverlikeditanyway.com/fi…

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